Best Public Parks in Tamil Nadu

Parks are one of the best places to feel the rustling of leaves and the music of nature. Tamil Nadu has some UNESCO-approved parks for its natural heritage, mesmerizing nature, and variety of species. The state has five national parks, of which Mudumalai is the oldest and Guindy is the smallest. One can find a variety of flora in the Guindy National Park as well as in the Gulf of Mannar Marine Park. Tamil Nadu accounts for nearly one-third of the total flora of India. The state tour of parks also gives a rare opportunity for a short glimpse of kurinji, which blossoms once every 12 years in Kodaikanal, and cinchona, a source of anti-malarial drugs in Nilgiri Hills. When it comes to fauna, the Nilgiri Tahr is the only wild goat species native to the southern Western Ghats of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Botanical gardens like Semmozhi Poonga in Chennai and Bryant Park in Kodaikanal are places for nature lovers with a diverse variety of flowers, lavish greenery, and photographic surroundings. If you want to explore and get lost in nature’s beauty, you may add parks in Tamil Nadu to your bucket list.