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"Land of Teak Plantations"

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 vivid illustrations of past through several royal residencies. Nilambur, covered under vast tracks of the forest has many kinds of wood mushrooming around other than teak. Venteak, rosewood and mahogany are the other few types 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.

Nilambur boasts of a colonial influence backed by vast stretches of rainforests, gushing waterfalls, royal mansions and ancient tribal settlements. There are plenty of sightseeing options in and around Nilambur. This includes Conolly’s Plot, The Teak Museum, Vellamthode Falls and Adyanpara Falls. The much-revered Kovilakam Temple attracts thousands of devotees every year.

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Teak Land - Nilambur

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.

Restaurants and Local Food in Nilambur

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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Suggested Itinerary for Nilambur

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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What is famous about Nilambur?

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

What is not so good about Nilambur?

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

Who should visit Nilambur?

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

What is the best time to visit Nilambur?

Nilambur experiences, like other cities of Kerala, tropical weather conditions. The summers in the town are quite hot with temperature going up to 43 degrees Celcius. The winters in the area are cool and pleasant and the best time to explore the town. The temperature during the season varies between 19 to 30 degrees Celcius with a cool wind in the evening. Monsoon season receives heavy rainfall and thus not recommended as a time to travel to the region.
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What is the local food in Nilambur?

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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What is the best way 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 railway station. Calicut International Airport, located at a distance of 45 km, is the nearest airport to Nilambur which is well connected to all major Indian cities and a few cities in the Middle East.
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How much does a package cost for Nilambur?

The packages for Nilambur start at INR 7000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the things to do in Nilambur?

The top things to do in Nilambur are The Elembalai Hill, Adyanpara Waterfalls, Teak Museum, Boating in Nilambur, Nedumkayam, The Biggest Living Teak: Kannimara Teak. You can see all the places to visit in Nilambur here

What are the places near Nilambur?

The top places near to Nilambur are Ooty which is 51 km from Nilambur, Wayanad which is located 50 km from Nilambur, Coorg which is located 138 km from Nilambur, Kalpetta which is located 38 km from Nilambur, Vythiri which is located 37 km from Nilambur

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Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
- 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.< (Read More)br>- Plan your trip in winter season as summers experience heat and high humidity.
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