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State rank: 21 out of 40 Places To Visit In Kerala


Ideal duration: 1 day

Best time: Oct-Mar (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Calicut (Check Flights)


Nilambur Tourism

Enriched with raw nature, a unique blend of culture, exquisite art forms and shadows of colonial rule, Nilambur is located in Malappuram District of Kerala. Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in proximity to Nilgiri Range, this small town is popularly known as 'Land of Teak Plantations'.

Blessed with vibrant shades of natural beauty, the region is clustered with exotic wildlife and showcases a vivid illustrations of past through several royal residencies. Nilambur, covered under vast tracks of forest has many kind of wood mushrooming around other than teak. Venteak, rosewood and mahogany are the other few type of wood that flourish in the area. Pleasant weather is the last thread that makes this town a perfect destination for all kind of vacation makers.


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Nilambur is famous for the oldest teak plantation in the world, called Connolly's Plot. It also houses India's first Teak Museum, which serves as a huge attraction in the town. Not only this, but it holds a world record for world's tallest and the biggest teak tree, which is preserved in Nilambur Teak Preserve. Longest Bridge in Kerala, Hanging Bridge, is also situated here. Adyanpara and Vellamthode Falls add a glowing beauty to the whole town.

It is not only Teak that Nilambur is known for, but also for pottery work that is mastered in a small village, Aruvacode. It is again a great attraction for tourists. The BioResources Park of Nilambur is yet another tourist hotspot and the butterfly park situated close by attracts nature lovers. It is a perfect destination for a getaway from a hectic city life.

The town of Nilambur offers many restaurants besides the restaurant at hotels you will be staying at. It offers delicious Malabari food which is the predominant cuisine in the region. Besides the sea food and non-vegetarian food, the town houses some pure vegetarian restaurants as well serving lip smacking delicacies.

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Nilambur is a small town located at the foothills of Nilgiri Hills blessed with nature's bounty of Western Ghats. To explore this place for one day, begin your trip in the early morning. The beautiful surroundings covered with mist are absolutely stunning. Have breakfast at the hotel and get on the road for a wonderful day ahead. There are few places in this town that are must visit and The Teak Museum is one of them. Adyanpara Waterfalls, Conolly's Plot and Nedumkayam are other must-visit places in Nilambur. Break for meals at the restaurant for delicious Malabari food.

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7 months ago by Rohit Shroff

- Carry a pair of sport shoes for there will be a lot of walking and hiking around.- Make sure you take proper precautions before indulging in any sports activity including swimming and boating.- Plan your trip in winter season as summers experience heat and high humidity.

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  What's Great?

A nature getaway adorned with vast forests, natural beauty, rare wildlife, flowing water bodies, royal residences, old tribes and a vibrant colonial past.

  What's not so Great?

Not a feasible destination for a vacation during the summers due to high heat and humidity

For Whom

It is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers and people looking for an escape from the city life.

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  • Hotel Park Residency

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  • Rose International Hotel

    INR 1,515 /night onwards

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How to Reach Nilambur

Nilambur is well connected by road and buses to Nilambur are available from cities nearby. Nilambur has its own railway station and has regular local trains, however, Shornur is the closest major r... (Read More)

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