Known as the land of teak plantations, Nilambur is a small town in Malappuram district of Kerala, India. The town has wide expanses of forest and a diverse wildlife habitat. Located on the Chaliyar River, Nilambur is surrounded by the Western Ghats and close to the Nilgiri range.
The Teak Museum is a 2-story building with extensive information about teak tree trees. It can be found at a distance from Nilambur. This museum was constructed in 1995 within the Kerala Forest Research Institute campus.
Adyanpara Falls is found in Kurmbalangod. It is a spectacular waterfall that attracts many nature lovers and tourists. It is approximately 12 km away from Nilambur. The Nilambur-Ooty highway takes you to it.
Nedumkayam, which is about 18 km away from Nilambur’s town, is known for its dense rain forest. The natural beauty of the area is breathtaking and it has an impressive variety of flora, fauna, and plants.
The Elambalai Hill, located at the Kerala-Tamil Nadu boundary, is a popular choice for nature lovers and wildlife fans. It can be reached via road from Nilambur. The Elambalai Hill has been known for being the origin point of River Chaliyar.
Central Forest Nursery, one the four forest nurseries in Kerala, was established in 1997. This nursery is a premium-quality seedling facility that produces teak, acacia, eucalyptus and other woody species.