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Explore The Beauty Of Nilambur: Kerala’s Teak Town!



10 Places To Visit In Nilambur India 2022!

Located in the southern part of India, in the state of Kerala, Nilambur is an eye-catchy destination for many tourists inclusive of domestic and foreign. The teak plantations serve as the major source of income for the natives and the popular Teak Museum.

Stands glorifying the pride of the people who come to visit the town. Geographically, Nilambur is on the hilly side and thus, it owns a peculiar treasure of wildlife. The crystal clear river Chaliyar and its tributaries flow through the town.

Serve their purpose of catering to the standing-out culture of the people of Nilambur. One can also find out the remnants of a glorious colonial past in the town, which merge subtly with the purity of the indigenous. 

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Things To Do In Nilambur

1. Boating 

The pristine rivers and lakes in the town make it a perfect resource for boating. You should definitely enjoy the serene and beguiling beauty of this forest town.


In the comfort of houseboats arranged for tourists. 

2. Shopping

If you are a shopping freak, Nilambur will welcome you with a lap filled with unique pieces of the town that you won’t be able to collect from anywhere else in the world. The handicrafts and pottery of the town will amaze you with the skills.


Also artistic brilliance of the natives here. You can also collect Nilambur special tea and coffee powder if you are fond of experimenting with the varieties of caffeine boosts. 

3. Swimming

The untouched water bodies give you the opportunity to enjoy a leisurely pooling experience without even taking a premium to stay in a luxury hotel.


The freshness of the water will chill your body and mind simultaneously. 

4. Trekking 

Trekking is possible if you plan to visit Nilambur. The Flora and fauna of the area are quite interesting for any nature lover. If you are interested to see and explore the lifestyle and culture of the tribal people in the town.


The trekking experience will also be able to quench your curiosity. However, trekking is limited to the time constraints fixed by the government and in some locations, travel guides are also mandatory.

You won’t be able to trek if you are planning to visit the town during the months of February, March, and April since trekking is prohibited on account of forest fires that are highly probable at the times.

The freely wandering elephants of Nilambur are one of the gem-like experiences you will encounter during the trek. 

Wild Life Photography

Since the town of Nilambur is part of the Western Ghats, this is the habitat of many organisms and wildlife that are included in the biodiversity list of threatened species.

Wild Life Photography

So, if you are someone who is keen on clicking pictures of such rare species, Nilambur welcomes you catering with all you need. 

Places to Visit In Nilambur

  • Bio Park And Teak Museum 
  • The Elambalai Hills
  • Adyanpara Waterfalls
  • Nedumkayam 
  • Kannimara Teak 
  • Valamthode Waterfalls
  • Conolly’s Plot
  • Aruvacode
  • Central Forest Nursery
  • Bungalow Kunnu 

1. Bio Park And Teak Museum 

Various specimens and varieties of Teaks in India are available in the museum. You can collect information regarding the history and culture of Teaks in the lives of people in Nilambur. The relevant scientific info is also provided along with each variant.

Bio Park And Teak Museum 

Even if you are into the utilitarian angle of Teaks you will find your needs inside the museum. The location is just 4 km away from the town of Nilambur. 

2. The Elambalai Hills

If you are a nature lover, keep this destination on your priority list in the trip to Nilambur. The hills will gift you an unforgettable memory of being surrounded by thick bamboo grooves and the splendid scenic beauty of the Western Ghats.

The Elambalai Hills

Species like bison and blue monkeys are also frequent natural sights in the Elambalai hills.

3. Adyanpara Waterfalls

Experience the top-notch purity of water resources by paying a visit to the Adyanpara Waterfalls. The locals believe in the medicinal and mythical qualities of the water of the fall. The waterfall is guarded by thick green forests.

Adyanpara Waterfalls

Which further cools down the mind and souls of the visitors to the waterfalls. 

4. Nedumkayam 

This rainforest will fascinate you with a mysterious rustic beauty always whispering to you something incomprehensible. You can also visit the colonial wooden house inside the Nedumkayam forest which will provide a quite different vibe.


With all the visits and activities you have undertaken in Nilambur.

5. Kannimara Teak 

The Kannimara teak tree is the biggest surviving teak tree in the world. Due to the historic relevance of the tree, photography is a rampant activity surrounding the tree. An overflow of visitors is also witnessed on a regular basis.

Kannimara Teak 

It is comparatively farther from the city of Nilambur town with a distance of 80 km, in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary. The current height of the tree is marked as 47.5 meters. 

6. Valamthode Waterfalls

The waterfall is popular for its proximity to the settlements of tribal people.

Valamthode Waterfalls

Take a plunge into the waterfalls, refresh, and venture out in search of the exciting lifestyle of the tribes that live around. 

7. Conolly’s Plot

One of the vast teak plantations in the state of Kerala with an area of 2.31 hectares. It is believed to have been created between 1842 and 1844. Hence, the plantation has obviously attained a name with a colonial touch to it, Conolly’s Plot.

Conolly's Plot

It also has global acclaim for being the teak plantation in the world.

8. Aruvacode

The Aruvacode is a small traditional village in the town of Nilambur.


People here have taken pottery making as their livelihood. 

9. Central Forest Nursery

Find varieties of herbs and plants in this government-set-up nursery in Nilambur. The establishment of the nursery dates back to the year 1997 by the Kerala Forest Department.

Central Forest Nursery

As one of the four central nurseries. 

10. Bungalow Kunnu 

This Bungalow Kunnu mansion is popular for have shown its appearance in the Malayalam movie, Bhargavi Nilayam. During colonial times, the forest officers of the British government also stayed in the mansion for a long period.

Bungalow Kunnu 

So the colonial signatures are also visible in the interiors of the mansion. 

How To Reach Nilambur?

Nearest airport: Calicut International Airport

Nearest railway station: Nilambur Road Railway Station (NIL)

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