Situated in the scenic confines of Upper Coonoor, this most famous tourist attraction of the town was laid out in 1874 and runs down a lush hillside complete with a beautiful lake at its bottom. Sim's Park is best known for its pergolas, gazebos, winding footpaths and a dense shola that skirts it in a striking manner. Here, you will also find a marvelous collection of trees and shrubs –some happy and content , others scholarly and dignified. These trees have been brought in from as far as Australia, Mexico and the West Indies. Along with many others, the most popular tress in this park are those of rudraksh, mahogany, Burma teak, birch, Spanish cherry and so forth. Worth a leisurely stroll, the area’s atmosphere acts a balm or hassled minds, bodies and souls.
This popular park and sightseeing location lies in a deep ravine located on the Northern precincts of Coonoor’s Railway Station. It stands at an elevation of 1768 to 1798 m and is a must see indeed. Sim’s Park is most renowned for its winding footpaths that stretch across the higher slopes of the park and are adorned with natural shola that make the location all the more picturesque. Here, numerous species of trees stand planted in a scattered way—providing the park with an ethereal charm of its own.
|Visit Duration||1 to 2 hours|