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The Sim’s Park, located in Coonoor is one of the main attractions in Tamil Nadu. Covering an area of over 12 hectares, this park-cum-botanical garden lies in the heart of the city of Coonoor and was developed more than a hundred years ago by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray in the year of 1874.

Sim’s Park was built around the natural contours of land which are found in plenty in the Nilgiri hill range on which the park is located. The park is situated at a height of 1780 meters above sea level and is one of the most beautiful parks in the state of Tamil Nadu owing to the presence of ideal climatic conditions for growing flowers and trees. The garden is visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year and even in winters. The natural Shola trees can be found all along the footpaths provided for walking. The sholas are evergreen trees that grow in patches in the Nilgiris and contribute to the extremely beautiful and serene environment of the Sim’s Park.

The Sim’s Park is bountiful in natural beauty and provides an escape to people looking to spend time with nature. The park is covered with terraces with beautiful flowers growing on them. It is also a botanical garden and trees, shrubs, creepers, and many other unique species from all over the world can be gazed at in this park. Sim’s Park, Coonoor has some rare economic trees like Rudraksh- bead tree whose beads are used for in rituals, Cinnamon – a spice, Queensland karry and many more. One of the trees present in the garden is over 200 hundred years old and is a special attraction within the garden. On one side of the park is present the rose garden where several species of roses are planted side by side. There is also a glass house housing different ornamental plants and flowers. The park is a must visit when in Coonoor.

Best time to visit

The temperature and weather in Coonoor stay pleasant throughout the year. The summers last from March to May and have temperatures hanging around in the range of 15°C to 25°C. This is the most pleasant season in Coonoor. The monsoons start in June and last till September offering mild to medium rainfalls. The winters lasting from December to February are not that chilly here with temperature band in 10°C to 20°C.

Best time to visit the city is from the month of October to May.


The park has more than 1000 species of 255 genera’s belonging to 85 families and covering different varieties of plants.


The Sims Park in Coonoor remains open on all days except public holidays.

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