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A Visit to Guindy National Park, Chennai

Posted by Saipradeep on November 17, 2008

After so many years, I was back in Guindy National Park(GNP), visiting the all so famous Snake park and Children’s Park. Snake park and Children’s park form a part of GNP with Snake park lying adjacent to GNP and Children’s park carved out from 22 acres of land from GNP. I donot remember anything from my previous visit expect for the glass rooms for the snakes. So this visit was more or less like my first time there.

GNP is the 8th smallest National Park in India and one of the very few actually located inside a city. GNP is located in the heart of Chennai and is an extention of the grounds surrounding Raj Bhavan, the official residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. It also extends in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. GNP, Raj Bhavan and IIT enjoy a special degree of protection and continue to remain a natural habitat for many last remnants that typify range of plants and biodiversity of North Eastern Tamil Nadu. Read the rest of this entry »


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