Located 4 km from Nilambur, the Teak Museum & Bio Resources Nature Park is the first of its kind in the world. Situated within the premises of Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI), is fully dedicated to the teak tree with information about its species, history, cultivation, cultural, scientific and economical aspects and values. The museum is housed in a two-storey building with the ground floor dedicated to a life-size replica of the trunk of the largest teak tree growing in the Malayattoor forest.
The first floor has on display scientific information about the teak tree. Detailed characteristics about the planting and cultivation are depicted here. The museum attracts many visitors as it is informative and fascinating, the complete growth cycle of teak trees is a visual treat. The museum also has a collection of over 300 butterflies, moths and insects.
The ‘Kannimara teak’, the oldest teak tree in the country, can be seen at the Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary nearby. A traditional granary and a miniature model of an uru or traditional sailing boat made of teak wood, which used to be made in Beyore, are also preserved here. The premises also has a medicinal garden and bio-resource nature trail.
All days: 10:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Only offline booking is available