The serene ambiance and affluent wildlife of Guindy National Park is something that you can’t afford to miss out on your Tamil Nadu tour. Located in the city of Chennai, the park is the 8th smallest national park in India, and thus, upon arrival, you might get under the impression that it’s quite small as it is sprawled over an area of 2.70 sq km. Despite being a small protected area, Guindy National Park never lets its visitors down with its peaceful environ and remarkable assortment of flora and fauna. The fauna segment, the parks serves as a proud homeland of around 400 blackbucks, 24 jackals, 2000 spotted deer, snakes, tortoises, and more. Along with that, there are also more than combine 130 species of both local and migratory birds (crow pheasant, shrikes, pariah kite, tailor bid, garganeys, medium egrets, pond herons and more), 60 species of butterflies, 14 species of mammals, and more invertebrates. Like fauna, Guindy National Park in Chennai also has rich flora which includes thorn forest, dry evergreen scrub, water bodies, and grasslands. With shrubs, herbs, climbers, and grasses, there are more than 350 species of plants. Above that, the park habitat also has around 24 species of trees. Some of them are wood-apple, neem, and atalantia monophylla. If you’re a sough-off wildlife person or inclined towards, a visit to Guindy National Park will surely be a treat for you on your South India holidays.
Best Time to Visit
If you want to make most of your Guindy National Park safari then the months from October to May will be the best time to visit the park as during these months the weather remains all pleasant for sightseeing.
Where to Stay?
The park is located in the metropolitan city of Chennai, and thus, there is no need to worry about the accommodation. Chennai has plenty of hotels and resorts in all category, whether budget, standard, or luxury.