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Nilambur offers the best of nature and wild life for the tourist.It abounds in nature’s blessings which manifests in a variety of ways in its extensive forests teeming with bamboos, teak, rosewood, venteak, choropin, mahogany, etc.
This beautiful town on the bank of the Chaliyar River is at a distance of 70 km from Calicut , 100 km from Ooty (Uddagamandalam) and 40 km from Malappuram town. Located on the eastern side of Malappuram district, Kerala, this small sleepy town has a surprise in store for its visitors.
Renowned for the oldest teak plantation in the world -The Conollys Plot- it is just 2 km from Nilambur town. The place is noted for its tribal settlements, the worlds first Teak Museum, vast rain forests, waterfalls and ancient residences of maharajas called as kovilakoms famous for their beautiful frescoes and artworks in wood. It is an important halting place for tourists enroute to Ooty. Presently Nilambur taluk comprises 19 villages.
Situated at a distance of 18 km from Nilambur town,Nedumkayam is noted specially for its rich rain forests. The wooden rest house built here by the British offers a panoramic view of the elephants and deer grazing in the forest near by. Adyanpara in Kurmbalangod village of Nilambur Taluk is famous for its waterfalls and the splendor of the wooded jungle surrounding it. This cascade is a spectacle of unrivalled grandeur. The wild beauty of this place is a rare treat for the eyes and minds of the travellers.
Aruvancode is a small village near Nilambur that has become famous for the presence of its potters. Today “Kumbham” is hailed as a rare instance of a traditional artisan community rehabilitating itself through the very craft they have been alienated from. Over the last few years many a product has come out of their kilns which are notable for their form as well as function. Kumbham products now find wide acceptance in households, corporate offices, hotels and resorts.
The Nilambur Pattu is an ancient festival noted for its Kalampattu or ritual powder drawing on floor, and it falls in the month of February.
For more information on the land of teakwood, log on to nilambur.com
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