Thursday, October 17, 2013

Natural gardens of the Nilgiris

The Nilgiris are a mountain range belonging to the Western Ghats. Both tropical and temperate plants thrive in the cool climate here.
 The natural garden of Sim's Park was developed along the contours of a hilly terrain in 1874 by the Englishmen J.D.Sims and Major Murray.  This park cum botanical garden has some unusual plants.
 Rangasamy Pillar is a beautiful stone outcrop.
 The Todas , the original inhabitants of the Nilgiris, are Nature worshippers. They lived in homes like these, some years ago. This is their temple.
 This bird seemed fearless.
 My thanks to Mrs Nesbitt and Roger of


  1. What a beautiful place and such superb captures as always!! Thank you for sharing the beauty!! Hope your week is going well!

  2. Beautiful garden! That is home? so interesting and unique

  3. What a combination of nature all in one spot. Such beautiful pictures.

  4. a feel-good post! such a beautiful and welcoming garden!
    thanks for brightening my day~

  5. I love botanical gardens! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  6. NATURALLY beautiful
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  7. Sim's Park is one of the prime attraction among the Tourist