Top 6 Tourist Attractions you must check out in and around Nilambur

Nilambur is slowing becoming a popular tourism destination in Kerala. It does have quite a number of unique things to make a tourist happy. Touring Nilambur does not take too many days. One can easily explore Nilambur over a weekend or in a span of 3-4 days.

If you are planning a quick getaway to Nilambur then this article is for you. Let’s take a look at some top tourist attractions in and around Nilambur that you must check out on your trip.

Nilambur Teak Museum

As the name suggests this museum holds exhibits and information about teak. It is the only teak museum in India and first of its kind in the world. Here one can get detailed information on the flower, fruit and natural regeneration of teak, as well as the prominent characteristics of the various species of trees.

Connolly’s Plot

Just 2kms away from Nilambur is Connolly’s plot oldest teak plantation in the world This plot was created in the 1840s and the wood in the subsequent years was also supplied to the ship-building yards in Britain. This plot is named after Henry Connolly, who was the Malabar district collector in those days and he took active interest in this plot. The teak plantation today spreads across 2.31 hectares of land. The main attraction here is the oldest teak plant known as Kannimari. Here one can also find some rare species of birds, trees and insects. On either sides of the plot are the rivers Chaliyar and Kurinjipuzha. And it surrounded by dense forests on the other two sides.

Nilambur Teak Museum
Adyanpara Waterfalls

Adyanpara Waterfall

This beautiful waterfall is located just 10kms from town and is an ideal picnic spot. The best time to come here is post rainy season; between September to December. This waterfall is situated at a higher altitude in the midst of the forest and some trekking is required to reach here. On the trek to the falls, once can spot some interesting birds as well.

Hanging Bridge

The construction of this bridge is part of the Kerala Forest Department’s eco tourism project. This bridge is constructed across the Chaliyar River and it connects to the Connolly’s plot. This suspension bridge is regarded as the longest hanging bridge in Kerala. Its length is 143 feet. Needless to say, this bridge sways when people walk on it.

Nilambur Kovilakam

Nilambur Kovilakam is the residence of the Nilambur Royal family, the erstwhile rulers of this region. Kovilakam is situated just on the outskirts of town, on the banks of the River Chaliyar. There are several residences inside the large two-storied gate, where the descendents of the rulers live. The main palace is built in traditional Kerala style and the architecture is lauded all over the globe. Kovilakam definitely is a great tourist attraction in Nilambur.

Nilambur Kovilakom