Nearest Towns:

Kadayanallur, Khozikode, Nilambur, Manjeri and Malappurram.

Location info: India-->Kerala-->Malappuram District-->Nilambur

Distances:40 kilometres from Malappuram town, Malappuram district, Kerala.
Camping Sites: Campsites with beautiful views to the valley and rain forests.
Trek Length: 1500mts

Route Info:

Just 13 KM away from the Ootty Nilambur state highway. Nilambur either by going via Calicut, which is 70 km away or through Ooty, which is 100 km away.

Best Time To Visit:

September to March.

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Nilambur Trekking hill is located at Nilambur, Malappuram district, Kerala.It is famous for its green forests, especially the wildlife habitat, clean water rivers, waterfalls and teak plantations. It is situated close to The Nilgiris range of the Western Ghats on the banks of the Chaliyar river. It is about 40 kilometres from Malappuram town. The town is located on the Calicut-Ooty road which gives it much prominence.The world's first teak plantation was raised in the Conolly Plot in Nilambur about 150 years ago (1842-1844).The trek starts from an elevation of around 1500mts and goes down to 400 mts and then slowly on to 200 mts. There are Asiatic elephants, Leopards, Boars, Hyenas, Bears, Spotted Deers, Sambars along with different varieties of reptiles, butterflies and birds.

The town of Nilambur is famous for the Nilambur Vettekkoru Makan Paattu held every year in the Nilambur Kovilakom temple. Nilambur is also home to the oldest teak plantation in the world, called Conolly's plot. It is claimed that the world's tallest or biggest teak tree is in the Nilambur Teak Preserve. Nilambur is also famous for its bamboos. The word Nilambur means place of Nilimba (Sanskrit word for Bamboo). Some nearby places are Chungathara, Pookkottumpadam, Edakkara, Adyan Para.

Things To Look for:

Conolly Plot:

This is just 2 km from Nilambur Town. The plot was named in memory of H.V. Conolly,the then Malabar District Collector.

Teak Museum:

The well-known Teak Museum is located at Nilambur in the Malappuram district of Kerala. Regarded as the first of its kind in the world and the only one in India; it is a house to the treasures of historical, aesthetic and scientific aspects of Teak. The museum was established on the campus of the sub centre of Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) in 1995.


Nedumkayam, one of the main tourist attractions is a place with its dense forests inhabited by wild elephants and other fauna. There is an elephant taming center and an old bridge. People from nearby towns flock to this reserve forest usually in jeeps with the high anticipation of sighting a wild elephant and imbibe the beauty.

The Elembalai hill:

This hill is situated on the border of Kerala and Tamilnadu from where the river Chaliyar originates and is clothed in dense forests and bamboo woods that add beauty to the place. The region is a beloved homestead of innumerable birds and animals.

The Kavanakallu Regulator cum bridge

This bridge was constructed over the Chaliyar river, 13 Kms away from Kondotty hill, the regulator cum bridge has 95 percentage of its construction completed.

Banglavu Kunnu (Bungalow Hill):

Banglavu Kunnu 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).

Thirumandhamkunnu Temple :

Thirumandhamkunnu Temple is an important pilgrim centre in Mallapuram dedicated to goddess Durga.

Adyanpara Waterfall:

Adyanpara is natural waterfall originated from surrounding jungles and the splendour of its lush surrounding jungles.Having its origin from the ever flowing streams of the evergreen forests, this waterfall is live even when the climate is dry. This is a cascading type of waterfall and attracts tourists from the surrounding places.The nearby forests are rich in vegetation and wild animals

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Need permission from the District forest officer.

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