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Nilambapuri (old name) or Nilambur
Butterfly Park, Nilambur
Butterfly Park, Nilambur
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Country  India
Kerala, India Kerala
 • MP M.I.Shanavas - Wayanad (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • MLA Aryadan Muhammed - Nilambur (Assembly constituency)
 • Chairman Aryadan Shoukath - Nilambur Municipality
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 679329
Telephone code 04931
Vehicle registration KL 71
Sex ratio 1000:1070 /
Literacy 100%
Nilambur Railway Station itself is a tourist attraction !
Teak Museum, 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 attracts tourists because of the variety of its forests that contain bamboo, teak, rosewood, etc.

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

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.

Important Landmarks

Important Landmarks

Nilambur teak forest and plantations

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.[2]

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.[2]

Suburbs of Nilambur

  • Minervapady and Perimbalavu Road
  • Chandakunnu Junction and Karimpuzha
  • Valuvassery, Chungathara and Palunda Village
  • Edakkara Town and Palathingal
  • Machu Kuzhiyil, Palad village and Nellikuth
  • Vazhikkadavu and Kettungal

Villages in Nilambur Taluk

Nilambur Railway Line

Railway Stations between Nilambur and Shornur:

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

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nilambur Teak Plantation in Malappuram". Retrieved 2016-01-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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