Enjoy the best of nature and wild life that Nilambur has in store for the tourist and manifested in a variety of ways in its extensive forests teeming with bamboos, teak, rosewood, venteak, choropin, mahagoni, etc.|
This beautiful town on the bank of the Chaliyar River is at a distance of 70 km from Calicut , 100 km from Ooty (Uddagamandalam) and 40 km from Malappuram town. Located in the eastern side of Malappuram district, Kerala, this small sleepy town has a surprise in store for its visitors.
|Renowned for the oldest teak plantation in the world -'The Conolly's Plot'- is just 2 km from Nilambur town. The place is noted for its tribal settlements, the world's first Teak Museum, vast rain forests, waterfalls and ancient residences of maharajas called as kovilakoms. It is an important halting place for tourist enroute to Ooty. Presently Nilambur taluk comprises 19 villages.
Nilambur holds another world record for world’s tallest and the biggest teak tree is preserved in the Nilambur Teak Preserve. The town is well famed for its bamboos as well- a fact which is attested through its very name. The name of the town is derived from two words: Nilimba (meaning bamboos) and Ur (Place).
The vast tracts of forests of Nilambur stretch into 3 wildlife sanctuaries situated in three different states: Bandipur Sanctuary of Karnataka, Muthumala Sanctuary of Tamil Nadu and Wayanad Sanctuary of Kerala. Apart from teak, the forests of Nilambur contain extensive growths of rosewoods, mahogany and venteak. These forests are home to Cholainaickans, the ancient tribal groups of Kerala.
|Adyanpara Falls and Vellamthode Falls attract visitors with their cascading streams and scenic surroundings. Nedunayakam, a place located close to Nilambur, is known for its rain forests, elephant camps and wooden rest houses. The small village of Aruvacode attracts tourists with its pottery work for which the place is best known.|