The Adyar Theosophical Academy (ATA) resides on the campus of the Theosophical Society and its students will have access to this wondrous natural environment. The tranquil gardens of the Theosophical Society, spread over 254 acres, are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. As you enter the gate, you walk into a different world altogether and you can sight a variety of birds and spend delightful moments in spotting butterflies and insects in wonderful colours. If you are observant, you might spot sparrows, parakeets, cuckoo, woodpeckers, paradise fly catchers and other birds, the latest entrant being a pair of peacocks. You might come upon several magnificent banyan trees on its extensive gardens, the oldest being 450 years old covering an area of almost an acre. The winding pathways, peaceful atmosphere and coconut groves bring about a feeling of being at home with oneself. The place will leave you with a sense of wonder, peace and tranquility. Lady Emily Lutyens has said: ‘I think it is not possible to come to Adyar and leave quite the same person.’ Adyar has a perfume of its own.