Places Of Interest In And Around Nilambur
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, as the oldest planted teak is referred to. A part of the oldest teak plantation is retained here.
The Teak Museum, maintained by the Kerala Forest Research Institute, giving additional information about teak, and the forest produce in general.
A Bio Resources Park is attached to it. It is situated 4 km from Nilambur.
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 travelling 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.
Pullangode is a place near Nilambur where there is Rubber estate and industry.
Kallamoola ‘Vallipoola’ is a place situated near Pullangode, here you can see small waterfalls.
ManjeeriColony is a colony built by the government for the Cholanaikkan, an indigenous forest-dwelling ethnicity.
T.K.Colony, situated a few kilometers away from Pookkottumpadam. The wild beauty of the Amarambalam Reserve forest.
Vaniyambalam 12 km from Nilambur. Here is a famous temple called Banasura, situated on a huge rockcovering 40 acres (160,000 m2) land and with proportional height beside the Shoranur-Nilambur Railway Line.
Nadukani Churam (Ghat) is situated on the road to Gudalur way just after Vazhikkadavu.
The travel by train on the Nilambur to Shornur route, itself is a great experience.
Nilambur is around 175 kms from Cochin, 60 kms from Calicut town and 35 kms away from the Calicut airport.
Ooty is just 90 kms from Nilambur. Sulthan bathery(Wayanad) is around 95 kms from Nilambur, Mysore is 150 kms from Nilambur.
Nilambur Railway station is situated 3 kms from Nilambur town and there are connecting trains from here to various parts of the Country.