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Nilambur


Packages start from

Rs. 1,500 per person

Best time to visit

December - February

Recommended stay

1 to 2 days

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Highlights

About Nilambur

Alluring visual appearance and spellbinding surroundings make up the town of Nilambur. With the Nilgiri Hills situated near it and the Chailyar river running through it, the beauty of this town is unparalleled. This town is popular among tourists for its large tea estates and Adyanpara Falls. The natural wonderments of Nilambur also include the Central Forest Nursery, Conolly's Plot, Kannimara Teak, Nedumkayam, The Elembalai hill and the Valamthode Falls. With the oldest teak plantation, this town offers its tourists a pleasing sight with a magnificent Teak Museum. Pilgrims come here to visit the Nilambur Kovilkulam temple. A great place to visit, one will never feel bored of the natural beauty that the town beholds.


Places To See


Kannimara Teak
Boasting a girth of 6. 48 meters, the tree is amongst the largest teak trees in existence today. It is said to be more than 400 years old. There are several myths associated with the tree with one that says that blood gushed out when someone tried to cut it down. The tree is located in the Parambikulam Wild Life Sanctuary in Palakkad district. It has been decorated with the ‘Mahavriksha Puraskar’ by the Indian government.

Conolly's Plot
Situated about 2 km from Nilambur, Conolly's Plot is an expansive plantation, named after H. V. Conolly who was a district collector in the British era. The plantation was set up to regulate the forest activities and also meet the timber of Britain during the Second World War. It is located on the banks of the Chaliyar River and one needs to take a ferry to reach here.

The Teak Museum
This double story building is located in the Kerala Forest Research Institute campus. Being one
of its kind in India, it houses noteworthy collections including a colossal teak tree from Conolly's Plot, the translites of Kannimara Teak, and teak poles of different sizes. Also on display are moths, butterflies and painting depicting tree felling. An intricate root system of an old teak tree decorates the entrance of the museum.
Tip: The museum is open to visitors from 10 AM to 4. 30 PM on all days except Monday.

Central Forest Nursery
Set up in 1997, Central Forest Nursery is one of the four forest nurseries in Kerala. The nursery was set up to generate and nurture seedlings of trees such as acacias, teak, and eucalyptus.


Things To Do


Aruvacode
This small village is famed for its arts and craft, especially pottery. These works are created by traditional community named Kumbharan. The village houses around 100 families who are all involved in making garden furniture, traditional clay pots, architectural accessories and utensils.

Nedumkayam
Set at about a distance of 18 km from Nilambur, Nedumkayam is famed for its rain forests. There is a rest house located in the forest that dates to the colonial era. The forest zone is a natural habitat for diverse animals, birds and endangered species. Prior permission from the forest department is required to visit this protected area.
There is also an elephant training camp located in Nedumkayam. This region is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and has several interesting trekking trails.

The Elambalai Hill
Located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border, the Elambalai hill is a visual treat for the nature enthusiasts. It is from here that the River Chaliyar originates. The hill is surrounded by bamboo woods and is a natural habitat for a diverse range of animal and bird life. The place is a magnet for photographers.

Vellamthode Falls
Originating from the top of the hill, the Vellamthode Falls are a popular tourist attraction in Nilambur. The place is located in a tribal settlement and attracts nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.