Spread over an area of 2.70 sq. km, the Guindy National Park is regarded as the smallest national park that is situated in a metropolitan city. This park is famous for its role in ex-situ and in-situ conservation, as it houses more than 400 blackbucks, 130 bird species and a large variety of other animals.
Guindy National Park is an extension of the grounds that surround the official residence of governors of Tamil Nadu. This park is regarded as the remains of the evergreen forests of Coromandel Coast and the rare type of vegetation, which is tropical dry evergreen vegetation, is present here.
As this park includes a variety of flora and fauna, therefore nature enthusiasts will love spending their time here. About 22 acres of this park has been converted into a zoo and includes different animal species that have been kept here for public viewing. This zoo was started with an aim to educate children about different animals.