This past weekend was full of love for nature and adventure as the girls from the MMLC4 (Madras Mylapore Ladies Circle 4) along with a bunch of kids took a walk around ‘The Theosophical Society’ – a more than 100-year-old green property in Chennai.
Having become a Chennai resident 5 years ago, this was my second time here and I am now wondering why I don’t come here often. The place is a visual treat for nature lovers like me. It surely has a place in my ‘things to do in Chennai with kids’ list. So here are the details.
1. If you are going with a big group you have to inform the concerned authorities. A group of three people doesn’t need permission.
2. Don’t miss the world’s 3rd largest Banyan tree. The roots of this tree are spread across 55000 square meters. You won’t really see a proper tree but a big green patch with long roots of the tree.
3. The timings are 8.30 am to 10.30 am for walking around. The society believes that there is no religion higher than truth and thus there are prayers halls of different religions all around . Visitors are expected to maintain silence.Eating inside is not allowed so make sure you grab a snack before you go in. Carry a hat too and don’t forget to wear your sunscreen and sunglasses. Wear something comfortable and airy and walking shoes too.
4. They are closed on Sundays.
5. A little bit of mental prep about the heat might also be a good idea. You can’t escape hot and humid Chennai weather, can you? Kids tend to sweat a lot and get a bit cranky so timing yourself for an hour is ideal.
Pictures for you all by Ami Jangla 🙂 take a look