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The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society

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Address: Adyar, Chennai (Madras), India
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02:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Sat 02:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of...

A tranquil walk in the Huddleston Gardens of the Theosophical Society of India might be needed after grappling with the city din of Chennai. The Theosophical Society is spread over 260 acres but you can certainly cover the garden, which is home to migratory birds, fruit bats, snakes, jackals, wild cats, mongooses, hares and a variety of spiders. A 450-year-old banyan tree resides in the garden with aerial roots covering 60,000 square meters.

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This has to be the most peaceful place in Chennai

Whilst the opening times are somewhat restrictive, the gardens & main building are magnificent. If you ask, you might even be allowed to look inside the main building which has a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the opening times are somewhat restrictive, the gardens & main building are magnificent. If you ask, you might even be allowed to look inside the main building which has a beautiful marble dinning area with interesting wall adornments. The gardens are extensive, although they would benefit from maybe a layout plan at the each of the entrances. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A very relaxing walk through Theosophical society allows one to enjoy the peace around. Many old trees and flowers .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

There are 2 entrances - one opposite to the Malar hospital, Adayar and the other down the Besant Nagar Avenue roads after crossing the church. I visited this place several times as a part of CTC cleanup activities. The thick woods inside the place and the great Banyan tree with small pond and Buddha temple makes it a great place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Get in either through the gate opposite to Malar Hospital or through Besant Avenue road. SLRs are not allowed without prior approvals, phone cams are allowed. Give a letter in writing to the managing officer if in case you need to use SLRs, if lucky you can get approvals on the same day or you would be given a different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you want to visit the 450 year old Banyan Tree inside this campus, check the timings - they are open for pubic only for few hours in a day. And they are closed on all public holidays. Its a total silence zone, so be aware if you are taking kids along. The campus is totally covered in green and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was renamed last year. Opening hours are rather short to experience this vast area and it's many shrines to various religious streams. Beautiful trees and plants, not totally garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went for walks in the morning. Surprisingly, the place was open at 6.00 am for walks. No one was restricted. I do not have a pass either. Sit by the banyan tree and close your eyes in silence. Its simply priceless.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

green in middle of chennai banyan tree a must visit place in library also.for tourist information available

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Never seen such greenery in Chennai. Beautiful !! Garden timings could be a bit more visitor friendly. (10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm only).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The little garden is a secluded spot right in the city with beautiful flora and fauna. My three-year-old son was busy spotting bugs, butterflies, flowers, and bats. The place was quiet with only a handful of visitors. The big Banyan tree was really huge unlike what I expected it to be. A good place to relax...away from the traffic and... More 

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