Visit Campus

International Headquarters of the TS


Kindly appreciate the surroundings by walking and speaking calmly. This Campus is not a common Park.
On Saturdays there are restrictions to enter: young couples are not allowed.
Groups more than 5 persons should ask permission
Photoshooting is not allowed.
Opening hours are mentioned below the description.
Entering into the sacred surroundings of Nature and the Headquarters of the Theosophical Society (TS) is a special thing and we expect behaviour like in an Ashram. The Campus has had a significant meaning and influence since its Founders first arrived here in 1882.
  1. Respect and observe the flora and fauna by letting them be in their natural existence. No plucking of flowers. No hanging from the trees.
  2. Help us to keep the place clean. We have dustbins all around the campus.
  3. Listen to the silence in you and around you when walking on the paths calmly, without rushing.
  4. Capture Nature with your eyes and ears. Commercial or social (weddings, parties etc) photographing is not allowed.

About Adyar Campus area

The Headquarters Campus extends over 250 acres. It has two parts. The Main Campus is for Visitors and the other is Besant Gardens reserved for other functions.

The visitors' map indicates the most important points of interest on the property. The Campus is open to the public daily, except on Sundays.

Enjoy further exploration of the Campus via the Explore dropdown menu.

Opening hours

NOTE: During the Convention, from 28 December until 7 January each year the grounds will not be open for visitors.

8.30am to 10.00am
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Monday to Saturday
Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
Bookshop: Near the Main Gate
9.30am to 12.30pm
2.30pm to 5.30pm
Monday to Saturday
Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
Library: Near the Green Gate  
9.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday
Closed Monday and Public Holidays
Photo exhibition 10am to 4pm
Display of Ancient Documents: (in the Library)
9.30am to 12.00 noon
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Tuesday to Sunday
Closed Monday and Public Holidays
Secretary’s Office (Administration building)
9.00 am to 12.30 am
2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am to noon
Sunday closed and Public Holidays


Date Day Particulars
15 Jan 2019 Tuesday Pongal
16 Jan 2019 Wednesday Thiruvalluvar Day
26 Jan 2019 Saturday Republic Day
01 May 2019 Wednesday May Day
08 May 2019 Wednesday White Lotus Day
18 May 2019 Saturday Buddha Purnima
15 Aug 2019 Thursday Independence Day
23 Aug 2019 Friday Krishna Jayanti
02 Sept 2019 Monday Vinayakar Chathurthi
28 Sept 2019 Saturday Mahalaya Amavasai
01 Oct 2019 Tuesday Annie Besant's Birthday
02 Oct 2019 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanthi
07 Oct 2019 Monday Ayudha Pooja
08 Oct 2019 Tuesday Vijayadasami
28 Nov 2019 Monday Kerada Gowri Viratam












Year of Formation: 
The Theosophist


International Theosophical Society
Blavatsky Avenue
600020 Adyar , TN
13° 0' 38.5128" N, 80° 15' 41.7564" E
Tamil Nadu