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The Huddleston Gardens of Theosophical Society

Adyar, Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Adyar, Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is located in main place of city, when we enter into here, we feel awesome and pleasant, mind peaceful

1  Thank Praveen S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Formally known as Theosophical Society Of India and situated on the banks of the Adyar river where the river meets the Bay of Bengal. An institution which is well over a century old and has been visited by legends from across the world.Even today the...More

Thank Shyam C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The buildings and ground of the Theosophical Society may be interesting for adepts of this sort of religious amalgam. For others it is not worth while a visit. The personality cult of the founders, especially of Madam Blavatsky is outright annoying.

Thank Thide
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A good stroll, these gardens have the oldest banyan tree of India, and possibly of the world. A nice stroll in a peaceful atmosphere.

1  Thank Narasimhananda
Reviewed 24 December 2016

this is one of the best places in chennai to visit exp the banyan tree. though they have some strict timings for the same

Thank Ravin K
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Whenever I am in the vicinity of Besant Nagar or Adyar and have time to spare before heading back home, a walk inside Theosophical Society is a must. Besides, at least once in a year I make it my destination to get away from the...More

Thank Ravi D
Reviewed 24 November 2016 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...More

1  Thank noahoxford1
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank LataSundaram
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...More

2  Thank Karthik R
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...More

1  Thank Bala I
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18 July 2017|
Response from mithun18plus |
anything to watch over??? thank you in advance
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Response from dilipjc | Reviewed this property |
There are places to park vehicles - please only park there