Top three Parks in Chennai
Parks with botanical gardens is a best hangout for summer. Chennai corporation has spent lots of money to make our parks greener than ever. The best Chennai parks and their timings to visit are detailed in this article. Its holiday time and kids would be bored to sit at home. The best kids park will be your search. So the top three parks in Chennai would be a nice place to spend your evenings.
The Semmozhi Poonga is located in Cathedral Road, Anna Salai Junction. It has the first botanical garden in the city. If you want to take a morning walk, then the timings would be from 6 am to 8 pm. Those who wish to take a morning walk in the park should have monthly pass of Rs. 150. Other than this, the general timing of the park is from 10 am to 8 pm. The park will be closed on Tuesdays. The park collects entry fees of Rs 5 to all people (above 10 years of age). There is also ample parking place in the Semmozhi poonga.
There are eight subgardens in the park and there are thematic gardens too. These include palm court, tree court, golden garden, water and rock garden, butterfly garden, fern garden, sunken garden and theme garden.There is also an artificial pond in the garden with quite a number of ducks. Kids will enjoy this sight. The Semmozhi poonga looks bright at night with dancing lights. This is surely the best botanical garden in Chennai.
Tholkappia Poonga is also called as Adyar park. The park is opened only for students from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. The entry fee is Rs 5. The park is closed on Sundays. The park is best suited for research and environmental education. It is the best educational park. The park has an organization named as Friends of Adyar Poonga that has about 40 members to create environmental awareness.
The Tholkappia Poonga remains a great habitat for many birds, fishes, insects, and butterflies. Around 85 varieties of birds have been spotted by researchers and many rare butterflies visit the park too. It is the Chennai's best park for students.
The Sivan Park is in K.K Nagar and is the best park in K.K Nagar. It is beautiful park which is the best park for all ages. There is a walk-way for morning walkers and the elderly. The park has allotted a separate section for the elderly people. There is also a separate play area for the kids. The skating area where kids learn skating is a favorite thing to watch in the park. There are lots of plants and trees in the park. Evenings can be seen with children and their parents playing in the separate play area games such as cricket, tennis, and so on.
The statue of Lord Shiva, which is 15 feet, is a great attraction in the park. On the pradosham days, poojas are performed to Lord Shiva in the park. There is also a nursery in the park. Don't forget to visit the Shakthi Vinayakar Koil that is very near to the park.
Other Parks to visit in Chennai
• Jai Nagar Park in Arumbakkam
• Panagal Park in T.Nagar
• Natesan Park in T.Nagar
• Medina Park in Chintadripet
• Nageswara Rao Park in Mylapore
• Meer Sajjid Hussain Park in Perambur
• Murosoli Maran Park in Perambur
• Rajiv Gandhi Park in Perambur
• Jeeva Park in T.Nagar
• Sharma Park in T.Nagar
• Valluvar Kottam Park