About Guindy National Park

Restoring and preserving a wide variety of fast diminishing flora and fauna Guidy National a small national park, originally a reserve forest established in 1910.  Conserving around 14 rare species of mammals, Dry evergreen scrubs, thorn forests, water bodies with herbs, weeds and shrubs, vast expanses of grassland and 24 species of trees and around 350 varieties of various plants the national park is a major attraction for all age groups. With a snake park and children entertainment park, the Guindy reserve is all fame as a forest reserve. The endangered blackbuck has become the flagship species of the park. Spotted deer introduced in it after 1945 and gave it the name Guindy Deer Park. It was declared as Guindy National Park in 1977 covering an area of 1.0447 sq miles and 22 acres of the park has been converted into Children's Park and play area.

Must See

Children's Park consisting animals like Black Buck and Spotted Deer, EMU etc. Snake Park consisting King Cobra, Python, Crocodiles. The park has a thorn forest, grasslands and water bodies with over 350 species of plants, 24 variety of trees and 150 species of birds Children's playground Aquarium.

How to reach

Guindy railway station on the Chennai Suburban Railway is 1 km away. Chennai Egmore railway station is 9 km away. Chennai Central railway station is 12 km away. You can also reach the park by MTC buses and get down at the Cancer Institute stop/IIT stop.


  • Carry your own food and water as there are no good restaurants inside.
  • Camera phones are charged extra.
  • Don't forget umbrellas, sunglasses, hats during summer. 
  • Try to reach during the early hours to avoid extreme heat.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing for spending long hours in the park.
  • Look out for the new interpretation center to learn about the diversity of the park.

Visit Time

Monday:      9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:     Closed

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday:     9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday:           9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday:       9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday:         9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee


Children's Park: 

Adult: Rs.20 

Children: Rs. 10 

Snake Park: Rs.20, 

*per still camera: Rs.25

*per video camera : Rs150

*per Vehicle Per Heavy Vehicle Rs.50

*per Motor car/van Motor car/van Rs.15

*per Motor Cycle Motor Cycle: Rs.5

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Time you can spend

2 hours to 4 hours


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