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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

What a lovely oasis in the middle of Chennai! I would recommend going with someone who can explain things about the vegetation and to take the time to go into the library and see if someone will let you into the room on the 1st...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was not that interesting but was good for a walk in the nature and it was also nice to learn about the great banyan tree.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

worth a visit to find a bit of peace and quiet, not a lot in there but its free and has some interesting trees. quite a nice place just to have a walk, sooo different from the city.a nice re leaf.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Situated in Beasant nagar, near the Elliot's beach, this place is a tranquil place amidst the hustle of Adyar and Besant nagar. Forest like atmosphere, this also doubles up as a cultural center which hosts several events. Peaceful atmosphere throughout with pleasant walk.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We took a walk in the Theosophical Society. It is akin to a Botanical Garden given the variety of flora it showcases. The place is not maintained very well but it was great to see the temple/church/mosque, etc. in one space. There are good libraries...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Extremely good place. Perfect location for self-introspection, meditation, positive vibrations and for (an internal) spiritual journey. Stayed for 3 memorable days, enjoyed every minute of association with the nature (though walking around after Sun-set calls for extreme caution and alertness). In case you have some...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 13, 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

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Reviewed July 8, 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.

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Reviewed April 23, 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
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Oviya I
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October 3, 2017|
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Hi, I have no clue. I stayed in the Society premises for 3 days as part of Yoga camp, and I could not move out of the group to make any enquiry. You may explore the possibility. For certain, you will find this place... More
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anything to watch over??? thank you in advance
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