Guindy National Park, adjacent to the Raj Bhavan, is situated in the Mambalam – Guindy taluk of Chennai District
, Tamil Nadu
It spreads over an area of 270 hectares of dry evergreen scrub and thorn forests and is the smallest national park in the country. Black buck, chital, jackal,
pangolin, elephant, spotted dear, jungle cat, toddy cat and Indian civet are the major wildlife found.
The park also shelters varieties of birds such as black winged kite,
honey buzzard and pariah kite. A snake park housed within this park supports various snakes, crocodiles and turtles.
The park is open from 08:30 to 17:00 hrs and closed on Tuesdays.
Chennai International Airport, 16 km away, is the nearest airport and
Guindy Railway Station is the nearest railhead. Chennai Central Railway Station is 12 km away.