The attractive Guindy National Park is a well-known natural sanctuary located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This pleasant area of greenery is frequented by both locals and visitors from overseas, and is especially well-liked by children. To enjoy the sights of this attractive city it is important to select quality Chennai service apartments such as the Somerset Greenways Chennai. This outstanding accommodation offers well-appointed interiors and a selection of contemporary amenities.

Guindy National Park is modest in extent, covering a mere 2.8 km which makes it one of the smallest national parks in the nation of India. It also has the distinction of being the sole such sanctuary to be located in the very heart of a major city. Reputed for its evergreen forest and many kinds of animal residents, Guindy National Park lures a steady stream of visitors throughout the year.

In addition to verdant forests you will find scrubland, streams and lakes within this lush sanctuary. It has played a significant role in animal conservation efforts, and contains an array of wildlife species including mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. Well-known animal varieties to be found here include the spotted deer, blackbuck, jackal, palm civet, hyena, various kinds of monkeys, hedgehogs, squirrels and more. On the other hand bird lovers will be enthralled by avian denizens like the crow pheasant, grey partridge, parrot, paradise flycatcher, quail, honey buzzard, black-winged kite, lapwing, golden backed woodpecker, and so on.

Visitors should also make it a point to explore the adjacent Snake Park which features some of India’s most interesting snakes like the python, king cobra, viper and sea snakes. The small fry will be captivated by the Children’s Park which has been designed specially for them, with a number of deer, monkeys, otters and crocodiles to be seen. These features make the Guindy National Park a delight for all visitors irrespective of age or preferences.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.