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Crocodile Park

Rom and Zai Whitaker established the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust in 1976 with a specific goal of breeding the crocodile population of the Mugger .

Guindy National Park

The 2.70 km� CHENNAI - Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than one.
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
Vedanthangal Lake is at an altitude of 122 m. This Bird Sanctuary established in 1858 in an area of 70 acres, is 85 kms from Chennai
Gulf Of Manner Marine National Park
This Marine park of Mannar spreads along 560 Km stretch between Rameswaram and Tuticorin. It is lying within the Bio Sphere of Mannar
Mukkurthi National Park
Short 45 Kms drive from Udhagamandalam, martenspread over an area 79 km on the south eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau.

Gunidy National Park

deerGuindy National Park : The 2.70 km - CHENNAI - Guindy National Park, is unique in more ways than one. It has the rarest vegetation type of the tropical dry evergreen vegetation adjacent to Rajbhavan. The only one of its kind in the world, located in a Metropolis. It contains more than 30 species of trees and number of century old gigantic Banyan Trees. Guindy National Park has a population of 400 black bucks, 2000 spotted deers, 24 jackals, a variety of snakes, over 100 species of birds and over 60 species of butterflies that attracts thousands of visitors to this park irrespective of age group. The park boasts of over 350 species of plants and form a natural destination for botanists. About 22 acres of this park has been carved out into a zoo for ex-situ conservation. Children's park - the zoo was established with the idea of providing children a natural environment, to educate them about animals and create awareness on conservation. The animals, have bred well in recent years. Children's park include Black Buck, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Porcupine, Hyena, Jackal, Python, Grey Pelican, Night Heron, Cormorant, Cockatiel, Mongoose, Bonnet Monkey, Common Langur. Over 7 lakh visitors visit this part every year.


Other Information

Location It is adjacent to  Raj Bhavan in South Madras.
Area     282 hectares.
Forest type Dry evergreen scrub and thorn forests.
Animals found   Black buck, Chital, Jackal, Pangolin and a variety of birds.
Annual rainfall   About 1200 mm
Nearest airport Chennai airport - 8 kms
Nearest Railway station Chennai Central - 12 kms Chennai Egmore - 9 kms Guindy station (Suburban Track) 1 km
Season Throughout the year
Accommodation Many hotels in Chennai city
Other facilities Snake park and Children's park are situated within the area of the park, but have separate entrances and independent entry fees at each place. Drinking water and catering is available. 
For more details The Wildlife Warden, 50, IV Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020.