Guindy National Park


13.9/5(11 Ratings)

Guindy National Park Overview

Ranked 25 of 516 sightseeing in Chennai

Guindy National Park in Chennai is situated within the city premises, on the ground extension of Raj Bhavan. Guindy National Park is ranked as the 8th smallest National Park of India.  Spread over 2.82 sq km of tropical dry evergreen forest along the Coromandel Coast, Guindy National Park was declared a forest reserve in 1810 and as National Park in 1978.

Guindy National Park is the natural habitat of a wide range of plants and animals, which is typical of north-eastern Tamil Nadu. The tropical dry evergreen scrub and thorn forests of Guindy National Park have earned it the name 'the green lungs of Chennai'.

Guindy National Park is home to more than 350 plant species, 150 species of birds, 14 species of mammals and many species of amphibians and reptiles. It is also estimated that Guindy National Park is home to more than 60 species of spiders and butterflies.

About one-sixth of the park has been preserved as grasslands for blackbuck and spotted deer.  Some other species of mammals commonly spotted at Guindy National Park are jackal, small Indian civet, common palm civet, bonnet macaque, hyena, jackal, pangolin, hedgehog, common mongoose, three-striped palm squirrel, etc.

Grey partridge, quail, paradise fly-catcher, black-winged kite, honey buzzard, stone curlew, blue-faced malkoha, etc. are some of the birds spotted here. Migratory birds like garganeys, pochards, medium egrets, large egrets, night herons, pond herons, open-billed storks, etc. visit Guindy National Park every fall.

Rare and endangered species of tortoises, turtles, lizards and chameleons are also found at Guindy National Park.

What travellers are saying about Guindy National Park

Experience scale
  • Very Good 2
  • Good 1
  • Excellent 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

Timing, fees and more


Operating hours

9:00 AM -5:30 PM
9:00 AM -5:30 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Sunanda Ladia

Sunanda Ladia4.3/5

1 review

Children's Park at Guindy National Park

I visited the Children's Park at Guindy National Park. There is a Rs. 20 entry fee and a Rs. 20 camera fee. It is spread over 2.5 acres and houses a variety of animals along with a children's playing area.I specially liked the birds area, ostriches, peacocks, deer and acquarium.
  • Children's Park at Guindy National Park

Yashwant Kaur

Yashwant Kaur4.3/5

9 reviews

Huge park with variety of animals

it is very huge park with all the varieties of animals, choose a cloudy day, as it will defficult to roam around ona a sunny day particularly when you have small childrens with you.very good park for small childrens.

Surinder Singh

Surinder Singh4.6/5

73 reviews

Excellent Park and not to be missed

I really lover this park and loved the surrondings, one of the very few good maintained parks i have seen in the recent past.Carry your childrens along on a non sunny day, they too will enjoy it.

Mukul Arora

Mukul Arora3.9/5

80 reviews

Nice place but not met expectation

It is located in Main Chennai City. But it is not much as expected from name .When I went to national park felt very cool, i went with my friends there are many thing to see. Many greenery in park and I was there for 3 hrs. Food options inside is less. But public Transportation is frequent . Can go via Bus or TrainYou can go this place but don't take high expectation.

Abhishek Goel

Abhishek Goel5.0/5

10 reviews

Clean park and maintained

When i go in natioal park i feel very cool .there is many thing to see . there is many greenry in park.we play there 3 hrs.First time i that greenry.very good cleanness of park.very well mantained.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n3.2/5

521 reviews

Not as expected

Not well maintained park, it can be better than this . We can reach this place by local buses . We went to this park with my family . We went to this place with great expectation but it was not up to to our expectation .

Sindhuja Suyambu

Sindhuja Suyambu3.9/5

105 reviews

IT's good, but maintenance can be better

Guindy National park is worth a visit for whole family inside city limit. It is easily accessible by local bus. It is a small park. One can spot deer, monkey etc. There is also a snake park inside. Food facility inside is very less. Maintenance can be better by having grass area so that whole family can relax and kids can play.