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Nilambapuri (old name) or Nilambur
Nilambur Railway Staton
Nilambur Railway Staton
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
Kerala, India Kerala
Temple in T.K.Colony
Nilambur Kovilakom
Tribal school
Teak Museum, Nilambur
Hanging Bridge across Chaliyar
Forest cottage in Nilambur

Nilambur is a municipality and a taluk in the Malappuram district of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar River. It is about 40 kilometers from Malappuram city and 24 kilometers from Manjeri on the KozhikodeGudalur road called CNG road (Calicut-Nilambur-Gudallur road).


Nilambur is the first municipality in India to achieve primary level education for all its inhabitants

Nilambur attracts tourists because of the variety of its forests that contain bamboo, teak, rosewood, etc.

Banglavum Kunnu[edit]

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.

Nilambur Kovilakom[edit]

Nilambur Kovilakom is a compound of several old palaces and a few new houses occupied by members of the old royal family of Nilambur. Some of the buildings are more than 200 years old.

Gateway of Nilambur[edit]

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.

Important landmarks[edit]

Nilambur teak forest and plantations[edit]

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.[1]

Teak Museum[edit]

Main article: Teak Museum

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.[1]

Nearby places[edit]

  • Adakkakundu, Akampadam, Chembrasseri, Chokkad and Chungathara
  • Edakkara, Edavanna, Elambilakode, Eranhimangad and Erumamunda
  • Kelunairpady, Kerala-Estate, Kovilakathumuri and Mampad
  • Munderi , Pothukal, Pullipadam, Thiruvali and Tiruvali
  • Tuvvur, Vazhikkadavu, Vellayur, Vendekumpoil and West-Chathalloor

Nilambur - Shornur Railway Line[edit]

The railway line from Nilambur to Shornur is not part of the main railway line of Kerala. But this line connect people from Nilambur area to Shornur which is an important railway hub of Kerala. Only passengers trains run in this line.

Railway Stations between Nilambur and Shornur:

  • Nilambur Road
  • Vaniyambalam
  • Thodiyappulam
  • Tuvvur
  • Melattur
  • Angadippuram
  • Cherukara
  • Kulukkalloor
  • Vallappuzha
  • Vadanakkurishi
  • Shornur

Information Website[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Nilambur Teak Plantation in Malappuram". Retrieved 2016-01-06. 

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