Abundantly blessed with an environment suitable for the thriving growth of teak trees, it is now what Nilambur is most famous for. Furniture made here is in high demand for the superior quality teak wood and craftsmanship of works. The oldest teak trees can be seen at Connolly’s Plot in Nilambur. Located close to the Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats, on the banks of the river Chaliyar, December to February is the best time to visit Nilambur as the climate is pleasant and cool.
The teak museum here is a must-visit for tourists who come to North Kerala as it provides a new perspective on teak trees. The bio-resources natural park close by is also refreshing. Other spots include Adyanpara Falls which is perfect for a picnic. The waterfall gushes through gigantic rocks and upon reaching the bottom, forms tiny pools. A dip in these pools is often irresistible to visitors.
Avid trekkers can head to Valamthode waterfalls. The Silent Valley National Park and Central Forest Nursery are also highly recommended. The Nilambur railway line is unique in that it cuts through the mesmerising teak forests. If you can never get enough of lush green landscapes, Nilambur is the place to be.