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Teak Museum, Nilambur Overview

Located at a distance of 4 kilometres from the town of Nilambur, the Teak Museum is a unique collection of information about the scientific, aesthetic and historical significance of this tree. It is the only museum of its kind in India which makes it a popular destination on every tourist's list. As soon as you enter the premises of the museum, a 55-year-old teak tree system welcomes you which is only a brief preamble of what this museum holds for you. A visit to this museum is an excellent way to enhance your knowledge about nature and its fascinating details.

The museum is built on two different levels, the ground floor of which lays down an extensive study on the Kannimara teak. This variety of the wood is the oldest naturally growing variant in the country. The museum also has a detailed account of the bark, flower and fruit of the teak, which is an enjoyable as well as educational experience.

In addition to information on this mighty tree, the museum also houses an extensive array of the types of insects, butterflies and moths that are commonly found in teak plantations. A botanist's dream, this museum is an excellent insight into the intricate dealings of nature.

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About Teak Museum

The teak museum in Nilambur is managed by KFRI (Kerala Forest Research Institute) and houses an exhaustive resource on this topic. You can learn about the habitat, history, cultivation, management and socio-economic aspects of tree plantation which gives an insight into the significance of this sought after timber in the culture of the state. The numerous artefacts that find a place here include granary, swing cot and cloth chest among others, all made out of solid teakwood. A library, mini theatre and herbal garden are other attractions near the museum.

How To Reach Teak Museum

Since it is located quite near Nilambur, you can easily find local transport like an autorickshaw to this destination.

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