1) . The teak plantation- Conolly's Plot
The plantation is named in honor of H.V. Conolly, the then Collector of Malabar during the British rule who was instrumental in planting teak in the entire Nilambur area with the help of Shri Chanthu Menon ,a forest officer under him. The plot extends across 2.31 hectares beside the Chaliyar river at Aruvakode, where a country boat ferries visitors across. This plantation was done about 150 years ago ie. around the year 1842 -1844 and was thus known as the world's first teak plantation.

The plot has also been acclaimed for having the oldest living teak tree (girth 420 cms & height 46.5 meters) and Shri Chanthu Menon, was laid to rest in this very teak garden , Conolly's plot, as a mark of honour.
2) . The Biggest Living Teak: Kannimara teak
It is the biggest living teak tree not only in India but also in the world, located in Parambikulam Wild Life Sanctuary in the district of Palghat, Kerala. It is 47.5 m tall with a girth of 642 cm. It is located at a distance of 80kms from Nilambur.
3) . Valamthode Waterfalls
Beyond Chaliyar river, 27 Km from Nilambur, is Valamthode, a hill top where a perennial waterfall attracts people. This too is a tribal settlement. Road accessibility is through Kozhikode district by Areekode-Mukkam Road.
4) . Kozhipara Waterfalls
Kozhipara waterfalls at kakkadampoyil akampadom village is famous for its waterfalls and the splendor of the wooded jungle surrounding it. This cascade is a spectacle of unrivalled grandeur. The wild beauty of this place is a rare treat for the eyes and heart of the travellers.
4) . Primitive tribe Cholai Naikars
A half hour journey from Nedumkayam(18 km from Nilambur town), through the dense forests, by jeep takes one to Mancheri, the home of the Cholai Naikars, a primitive tribe.Yet another tribal settlement of this region is on the hilltops of Valamthode which can be reached only from Kozhikode through the Areekode - Mukkam road. Valamthode is about 27 km from Nilambur, beyond the Chaliyar River.
5) . Kovilakoms : the residences of the local rajas
Nilambur town is also famous for housing a cluster of kovilakoms, the residences of the local rajas or rulers of earlier days. These structures are famous for their beautiful frescoes and artworks in wood.

The Nilambur Pattu, an ancient festival, which is noted for its Kalampattu or ritual powder drawing on floor, falls in the month of February.