Guindy National Park
The Guindy National Park is 1 km from the Guindy station, sprawling over hundreds of acres
and interspersed with different species of endangered trees. Possibly the world's onlygame
reserve situated within citylimits. Once this was a part of Governor's Estate, now it is
fragmented and the major part is a thickly forested game sanctuary.
This park on the southern
outskirts of Chennai, is so vast that spotting wildlife can be difficult. However, it's the
only place in the world where it's still possible to see herds of the fast-dwindling species
of Indian antelope (black buck). It also has small numbers of spotted deer, civet cats jackals,
mongoose and various species of monkeys. More than 30 tree species which include a number of
centuries old giagantic shady banyan trees.
The park also has a snake park that includes
king cobras, pythons, vipers etc and an amusement park for the children.