May 30, 2016

Nilambur Teak Plantation in Malappuram

Posted By: Abdu Rahiman - 7:03:00 PM
Nilambur is renowned for the oldest teak plantation in the world, the Conolly's Plot, just 2 km from town. The place is also noted for its tribal settlements, the world's first Teak Museum, vast rain forests, waterfalls and ancient kovilakoms - residences of maharajas.

Nilambur attracts tourists because of the variety of its forests that contain bamboo, teak, rosewood, etc.
On the Nilambur–Gudallur road, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) away from the town, there's the Teak Museum, a sub-centre of the Kerala Forest Research Institute. The two storeyed building houses exhibits, articles and details of historic, aesthetic and scientific value, which give information on all aspects of the Teak trees, plantations, and so on.
Four kilometres away from the town, on the Nilambur - Gudallur road, stands the world's first Teak Museum. The museum is a sub-centre of the Kerala Forest Research Institute. Arranged in the two storeyed building are exhibits, articles and details of historic, aesthetic and scientific value, which give information on all aspects of the teak to visitors. 
Banglavum kunnu is a place located in nilambur where the DFO, under clonial india, in 1929, built a Sight seeing bunglow. The main idea of the building was to see the approach of the tippu sultan's army via naadukaani churam. The huge bunglow is situated at the centre of the nilambur forest near the chaliyar river.
The two kilometre beautiful forest road from Vadapuram bridge to Court road Nilambur is now popularly known as gateway of Nilambur. The road is surrounded by teak plantations on both sides and foot paths are now fully tiled to offer a nice experience to walk through. This place is now emerging as popular destination for a short brake on the way to Ooty, Mysore and Bangalore.
The Nilambur forests are also known for their tribal settlements, vast rain forests, waterfalls and the world's first Teak Museum. Just 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Nilambur town, there is the oldest teak plantation in the world, the Conolly's Plot. It is named after H. V. Conolly, the British Malabar district collector, who was instrumental in planting teak there. Chathu Menon, a forest officer, organised the planting of the saplings. Chathu Menon was laid to rest in the teak garden. Kannimari, the plantations' oldest teak tree, is another attraction. The plot extends across 2.31 hectares (5.71 acres) besides the Chaliyar river at the Aruvakode ferry. 

How to reach Teak Museum Nilambur

Nearest railway station: Nilambur Railway Station is the terminus of the Shornur - Nilambur railway line.
Nearest airport: Kozhikode International Airport, about 26 km

Places to visit in Nilambur

  1. Teak Museum, Nilambur
    The Teak museum is located about 4 km from the town of Nilambur, on the Nilambur-Gudallur route. The museum is also popular for being the world’s first teak museum where visitors can get all possible information related to teak trees.
  2. Adyanpara Waterfalls
     Located in the village of Kurmbalangod in the Nilambur Taluk, is the Adyanpara Waterfalls that is surrounded by dense forest cover. People here, believe that the water from this waterfall is naturally purified and has medicinal properties.

  3. The Biggest Living Teak: Kannimara teak, Nilambur
    Located in the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary in the Palghat District of Kerala, is the biggest living teak tree known by the name of Kannimara, which is about 47.5 m tall. The tree is located at a distance of 80 km from the region of Nilambur.
  4. Nedumkayam, Nilambur

     About 18 km from the region of Nilambur is the rain forest by the name of Nedumkayam. Within the rain forest, is an old wooden house that was built during the British colonial days. 

  5. The Teak plantation - Conolly's Plot, Nilambur
    The teak plantation, which is also known by the name of Conolly’s Plot, is a vast plot that extends over a total area of 2.31 hectares. This plot has been named after H.V. Conolly, who was the collector of the region during the British rule.

  6. Central Forest Nursery
     One of the four central forest nurseries present in Kerala, is the Central Forest Nursery, which was established during the year 1997, by the Kerala Forest Department. Some of the important species of plantations found here include eucalyptus, teak, acacia etc.

  7. Valamthode Falls
    27 km from the region of Nilambur and beyond River Chaliyar, is the Valamthode Falls. The waterfall is located in a tribal settlement and is reachable through the Areekode-Mukkam Road route.
  8. The Elembalai hill, Nilambur
    Elembalai Hill is located on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border, at the place of origin of the Chaliyar river. These hills are located amidst dense forests and bamboo woods. Several varieties of animals and birds can be found here, including elephants, deer, bisons, blue monkeys,etc.
  9. Hanging Bridge across Chaliyar

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