Theosophical Society, Adyar

Theosophical Society is one of the popular attractions in the city of Chennai. A peaceful heaven in the middle of the bustling city situated in Besant Nagar, near Elliot’s beach along the Adyar River. It was founded by Annie Besant in the year 1875. The Society played a vital role in the revival of Hindu culture. It is a lovely oasis in the middle of Chennai.

Society has various shrines and residential buildings. It has figures of Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Henry Steel Alcott, the founders of Theosophical Society. The campus of Theosophical Society consists of a Hindu Temple, Jain Temple, a Church, and a Buddhist Temple. The library within the campus has a rich collection of manuscripts on all major faiths and sacred books.

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. The campus is also known for 450-year-old banyan tree resides in the garden with aerial roots covering 60,000 square meters, provides shelter to 3000 people at once.

A perfect place to take a walk peacefully. Most of the plants and trees here will be labeled here, so it will be interesting when you cross them. We can go with your friends or family to relax for a while. Theosophical Society provides a peaceful, green, vehicle-free retreat from the city. Despite restricted opening hours, it’s a lovely spot to wander. A perfect place for meditation as well.