Semmozhi Poonga

Semmozhi Poonga:

We often become tired with our mechanical life. Our everyday routine include only the office work or the other household work. Adding to this is another tension of the kids schooling. Right from the time we wake up till the time we got to bed we keep running, all this together leads us to stress and depression. To get relieved from all this we have to go for a walk when we find time, look at the green trees and plants. You know each color has an impact on us, they change the state of our mind. Blue keeps you calm, red triggers anger, green is a stress buster. The more you look at green color the more happy you are. Hence it is likely to go out for a walking in the park to get out of the stress.




Yes, I can understand the question that is running in your mind now. Walking that to in a wild green place where do we have one such place in Chennai where there is more of automobiles and companies filled up the city already buzzing all the day. Your thought is right but Chennai also has some beautiful gardens which we had missed to visit. The parks near your area has missed its visitors because people had started going to mall all the time. Kids are made to play in the fun area in the mall by spending a lot of amount in a single day, they do not have any chance to play in the outdoor. They do not get an opportunity to breath fresh air as they are always locked up in the classroom, house or the malls.


Semmozhi poonga is one such place which gives you all the benefits of fresh air, well maintained kids area and a clean place for a walk. Semmozhi poonga ,a botanical garden is located in the cathedral road which is the heart of Chennai. This was built by the horticulture department of the Tamil Nadu to conserve the rare variety of plants and trees.

Semmozhi poonga was opened on 24 November 2010 by then Chief Minister D.M.Karunanidhi. It is the first botanical garden in Chennai. It is a very good place to be calm and take good rest. It is best for family and couple to get relaxed. It is a great place to took photos amidst lush greeneries. The lake located inside the park is one of the amazing place.


Semmozhi poonga is located in the Cathedral Road - Anna Salai junction. It is just opposite the American Consulate. Address is Cathedral Road, Teynampet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086

Semmozhi poonga has a large place for parking where you can park hundreds two wheeler and four wheeler. The entrance is a green arch made of little leaves and flowers. There are many plants brought from many parts of the country which are rare to find.


Semmozhi Poonga

The best part of Semmozhi poonga is the banyan tree located at the center of the park. The Chines bonsai plants adds beauty to the park. The place makes you really wonder from where they have brought all these rare variety of plants. Another attraction of Semmozhi poonga is the artificial pond where the ducks keeps moving around. Kids enjoy feeding the ducks. The park has a cafeteria with some snacks and juice items.
The park is open for morning walkers who has the walkers pass. Other than that it is open from 10:00 AM to 8:00PM all the days except Tuesday. It has a well- established play area for the kids with swings, sliding board and sea saw. This place is not the hot spot for photo shoot. You can get beautiful photos captured during the yellow light at around 4:00 to 5:00pm. They charge a minimum amount for the entrance and some amount if you are taking the camera, depending upon the type of camera you take if it is digital camera or professional camera. Many film songs shooting are taken here. Young couple choose this place to be the best for their pre wedding and post wedding photo shoot.
Semmozhi poonga is the best place to visit with kids. It is a good place for old age people also for time pass. It is little crowded in the holiday season and Sundays. But it is a must visit place for a stress free life.

Semmozhi Poonga Timings:

For morning walkers - between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
For others, - between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.  Tuesday is holiday.

Semmozhi Poonga Entry fee ticket price:


Semmozhi Poonga entry fee is Rs.15 per person for people older than 15 years or more than 130cms in height. 

Morning walkers pass - Rs.150 per head.

For children aged below 10 or below 130 cms height and for persons with disability, entry is free.

The open auditorium is available for hiring to organise functions for Rs.15,000 a day.

Parking charges for the first three hours would be Rs.15, Rs.40 and Rs.75 for two-wheelers, cars and vans, respectively. (Please check the correct amount in the Semmozhi Poonga).






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