A famous tourist attraction, Sim’s park is located in Coonoor at a height of 1,780 meters above sea level. The park is a must-visit for all the nature lovers. It has a great collection of trees from different parts of the world, right from the West Indies to Mexico and Australia. The hillside which runs with the park and the small lake which ends it are enough to call people from different parts of the world to come and have a look at this sheer beauty. This truly makes this park a major tourist attraction in Coonoor.
When did it all start?
Establishment The park was laid, long back in 1874 in Coonoor. The park cum botanical garden, Coonoor Sim’s Park was laid by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray. The park today, houses a range of trees, pergolas, gazebos, a lily pond and windy footpaths which make people visit here more often.
What you get to see?
This natural garden assures you with a mini-nature tour wherein you get to see those beautiful terraces studded with colorful flower beds, lawns and rockeries. The garden has something unique to it as it has some rare trees like Cinnamon, Rudraksh and Karry pine. Also, there is a glass house in the garden which features different ornamental plants and flowers. One can have a look at a well-maintained rose garden which is just opposite to the park.
What climate is that?
There is a tropical climate majorly prevailing in the Nilgiris Mountain. The climate is very suitable when it comes to the growth of flowers and trees. The maximum temperature of this area is somewhere around 30 Degree Celsius and the minimum is 5 Degree Celsius. The average rainfall witnessed is 150 centimeters.
When is festival time?
When on tour to Coonoor in the month of May, you can’t afford to miss the Sim’s Park fruit and vegetable show which is organized every year.