Destinations: Theosophical Society Gardens, Chennai
The gardens of the Theosophical Society in Chennai, India, are a pleasant and easy place to take a bird-walk in an otherwise hectic city. Birds include Orange-headed Thrush, Ashy Minivet, Yellow-billed Babbler and Black-rumped Flameback. Another highlight is a 400 year old Banyan Tree. Ask at the entrance whether cameras can be used and perhaps pay a small fee. The gardens are easily reached by taxi.
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