Nilambur

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Nilambur
town
Teak plantations in Nilambur
Teak plantations in Nilambur
Nilambur is located in Kerala
Nilambur
Nilambur
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°16′37″N 76°13′33″E / 11.27694°N 76.22583°E / 11.27694; 76.22583Coordinates: 11°16′37″N 76°13′33″E / 11.27694°N 76.22583°E / 11.27694; 76.22583
Country  India
State Kerala
District Malappuram
Government
 • MP M.I.Shanavas - Wayanad (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • MLA Aryadan Muhammed - Nilambur (Assembly constituency)
 • Chairman Aryadan Shoukath - Nilambur Municipality
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 679329
Telephone code 04931
Vehicle registration KL 71
Sex ratio 1000:1070 /
Literacy 100%
Website www.nilambur.info

Nilambur is a municipality and a taluk in the Malappuram district of Kerala, South India. It is situated close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. It is about 40 kilometres from Malappuram city and 24 kilometres from Manjeri on the KozhikodeGudalur road called CNG road (Calicut-Nilambur-Gudallur road.

Nilambur Municipality[edit]

Area: 36.26 km2 Population based on social audit report 2008-09 Male: 20659 Female: 21106 Total: 41765 Population Density: 1149 km2 Female Male ratio: 1.02:1 Schedule caste: 1315 Schedule tribe: 563

Politics[edit]

The Nilambur assembly constituency is part of the Malappuram District and Wayanad (Lok Sabha constituency).

Places of interest[edit]

Biggest Teak in Conolly Plot
Hanging Bridge across Chaliyar river
  • Conolly Plot - 2 km from Nilambur Town. The plot was named in memory of H.V.Conolly, then Malabar District Collector.
  • The longest Hanging Bridge in Kerala, across river Chaliyar will take one to the Conolly plot, which is just 300 metres off the Calicut-Nilambur-Ooty State Highway.
  • Giant Teak, an old planted teak
  • The Teak Museum, maintained by the Kerala Forest Research Institute
  • Banglavu Kunnu (Bungalow Hill) at Nilambur is famous for its winding road where Ayurvedic herbs are planted on both the sides of the officers' cottages (which are now used as forest range offices).
  • Aruvacode Pottery Village.'Kumbham' and Artist Jinan has made this pottery village famous.
  • Adyan Para Waterfalls, situated a few kilometers away on the other side of the Chaliyar River. It is situated 14 km from Nilambur.
  • Koyippara Waterfalls (near Kakkadampoyil) is also popular with visitors. It can be reached by traveling through a side road through Akampadam.
  • Nedumkayam in the Nilambur reserve forest, where one can have a close look at the elephant camp run by the forest department. It is 18 km from Nilambur.
  • Elephant Training Centre, where elephants poached from the forests were trained. Huge wooden cages can still be seen, though poaching has been banned.

Transport and Other Facilities[edit]

Nilambur Teak plantations (1917)
  • Nearest Airport - Calicut International Airport - 45 km.
  • Nearest Railway station - Nilambur Road Railway Station - 4 km
  • A KSRTC Bus Stand is situated here (Aruvacode). KSRTC Online reservation facility is available here.
  • There are two private bus stands in Nilambur - one located at heart of town and other at Chandakunnu.

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