Nilambur Tourism

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R.b Easwar

R.b Easwar2.9/5

2 reviews

Overall its an average destination

Place to see - teak museum, Adyanpara waterfall, Conolys plot (artificial teak plantation). The waterfall is a small one, one cannot bathe in it, can wash legs, slippery and dangerous. Visited October last week, too hot climate. In conolys plot the hanging bridge is the best. Teak museum is a collection of information about teak.

Dr.biju Ninan

Dr.biju Ninan4.3/5

1 review

Nilambur -Nature becalls

This sleepy beautiful 'TEAK' town on the banks of Chaliyar River is at a distance of 70 km from Calicut ,100 km from Ooty (Uddagamandalam),158 kms from Mysore and 40 km from Malappuram town.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Conolly Plot -This preserved plot has the World's oldest planted teak tree. Referred to as Giant Teak.A part of the oldest teak plantation is retained here.
It is 2 km from Nilambur Town. The plot was named in memory of H.V.Conolly, the Malabar District Collector during British rule.

The longest hanging Bridge in Kerala,across river Chaliyar will take one to the Conolly plot, which is just 300 metres off the Calicut-Nilambur-Ooty State Highway.

Nearby there is a confluence of 3 rivers.

The Teak Museum, the only one of its kind in India, is maintained by the Kerala Forest Research Institute, giving information about teak, and the forest produce in general.
A Bio Resources Park is attached to it. It is situated 4 km from Nilambur.

Banglavu Kunnu (Bungalow Hill) at Nilambur is famous for its winding road where ayurvedic herbs are planted on both the sides.Forest Officers Bungalows were located here.

Aruvacode Pottery Village is famous for mural works in clay.

Adyan Para Waterfalls, is situated 14 km from Nilambur. Virgin unexploited nature settings.However lack of amenities is a real problem.

Nedumkayam in the Nilambur reserve forest, is 18 km from Nilambur.This forest region has an Iron bridge,clear waters,tomb of Mr.Dawson (British forest Engineer)and a forest wooden rest house. Nedumkayam has an elephant \'kraal\' where elephants caught from the forests were trained. Huge wooden cages can still be seen, though poaching has been banned.
(Permission from forest dept is required to visit Nedumkayam.No public conveyance is available)

Few good hotels are available at Nilambur,including star rated ones.

Eco shop near Connollys plot sells items for tourists and forest produces.

Activities & things to do: Take the Shoranur-Nilambur Passenger and reach Nilambur by 8.45 am and start your day after booking into a hotel.
If you can hire a taxi from the town and visit these places and get back by the last train at 7.30 pm,it is also fine.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest Airport - Calicut International Airport - 45 km.
Nearest Railway station - Nilambur Road Railway Station - 4 km.
(Terminus for the Nilambur - Shoranur Railway Line (66 km)
6 pair of Passenger trains run from Shoranur to Nilambur.(Running time 110 minutes)

The town is situated on the Calicut - Ooty State Highway with good connectivity.KSRTC Bus station

Venturing into waters at Adyan Para waterfalls is dangerous.Rocks are slippery.No security measures are available.
River Chaliyar has undercurrents which is dangerous.

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Nilambur Overview

Nilambur is a town, which is situated on the banks of the Chaliyar River in Malappuram district of Kerala. Located close to the Nilgiri range of the Western Ghats, this town is famous for its forests, wildlife habitats, rivers and waterfalls. The destination is renowned for being home to the oldest teak plantation in the world, called Connolly's Plot.

Spread over an area of 36.26 sq. km, Nilambur Taluk contains total of 19 villages. The place includes people belonging to of Hindu, Muslim and Christian religious communities. Nilambur is home to the oldest aboriginal tribe of Kerala, Cholainaickans. The most popular event in the region is the Nilambur Vettekkoru Makan Paattu, which is celebrated every year in the Nilambur Kovilakom Temple.

Main attractions in Nilambur are Connolly Plot and Teak Museum, which is maintained by the Kerala Forest Research Institute. Hanging bridge, which is the longest bridge in Kerala, is another popular attraction in the town. Nedumkayam forest reserve and its elephant camp are also frequented by tourists visiting Nilambur. Nearest airport, which can be used to reach the destination is Calicut International Airport.

Located on Shoranur-Nilambur railway line, Nilambur Road Railway Station is the main railhead serving the destination. Situated on State Highway 28, Nilambur Bus Station is the major bus station in the area. This station serves regular buses from Edavanna, Malappuram, Kiluparamba and Manjeri. The best time to visit Nilambur is during winter season, which commences from December and lasts till February.

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