The smallest National Park of the country situated in the Chennai Metropolitan City arguably is the only National Park set amidst a metro in India. Acting as a lung to Chennai, this National Park boasts of dry evergreen scrubs and thorn forests with a composition of animals viz. Black Buck, Chital, Jackal, Pangolin and a variety of Avi fauna.
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Plant Life at the Guindy National Park
Guindy Park encompasses various species and a variety of plant life. There are over 24 varieties of trees in the National park. Some of the prominent trees that you can spot here at the park are Atlanta Monoplylla, Amona Squamosa, Feronia Azadirachta India, Limonia, etc. In addition to this there are more than 14 shrub varieties that are found in the park.
Animal Life at the Guindy National Park
You can find a variety of animal life at the National Park. The rare Indian Antelope, popularly known as the "Black Buck", forms the main attraction at the Park. You will be amazed to know that this variety of antelope is found only in India. The park is also rich in mammalians as there are over 14 types of mammals like Elephant, Spotted Deer, Antelope, Toddy Cat, Jungle Cat etc. There are many varieties of amphibians and snakes in the National Park.
For bird lovers the Park is a great place to be in as it accounts for over 37 varieties of birds like the King Fisher, Golden Backed Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Yellow Wattled Lapwing, Crow Pheasant, Red Wattled Lapwing, Blue Faced Malkoha, Koels, Shrikes, Doves, Munias, Minivets, Barkets, Gray Partridge, Parakeets, Tailor Birds, Drongos, Robins, Quails, Flycatcher, Beak Paradise, Stone Curlew and many more.
How to Reach the Guindy National Park
The Chennai airport is connected with major cities within the country and also with countries like USA, Singapore, U.K., etc.
Chennai is well connected by rail with important towns and cities within the state and beyond.
State transport buses and private buses connect Chennai with the major towns and cities within the country. For local transportation local trains, city buses, auto rickshaws and taxis are easily available.
» Annual Rainfall : 1200 mm
» Access : Chennai
» Other Facilities : This national park encompasses a Snake Park and a Children's park as well
» Authority : The Wildlife Warden, DMS Compound, Anna salai, Chennai-600006
» Phone No. : 044-432 1471