Nilambur is a town, which is situated on the banks of the Chaliyar River in Malappuram district of Kerala. Located close to the Nilgiri range of the Western Ghats, this town is famous for its forests, wildlife habitats, rivers and waterfalls. The destination is renowned for being home to the oldest teak plantation in the world, called Connolly's Plot.
Spread over an area of 36.26 sq. km, Nilambur Taluk contains total of 19 villages. The place includes people belonging to of Hindu, Muslim and Christian religious communities. Nilambur is home to the oldest aboriginal tribe of Kerala, Cholainaickans. The most popular event in the region is the Nilambur Vettekkoru Makan Paattu, which is celebrated every year in the Nilambur Kovilakom Temple.
Main attractions in Nilambur are Connolly Plot and Teak Museum, which is maintained by the Kerala Forest Research Institute. Hanging bridge, which is the longest bridge in Kerala, is another popular attraction in the town. Nedumkayam forest reserve and its elephant camp are also frequented by tourists visiting Nilambur. Nearest airport, which can be used to reach the destination is Calicut International Airport.
Located on Shoranur-Nilambur railway line, Nilambur Road Railway Station is the main railhead serving the destination. Situated on State Highway 28, Nilambur Bus Station is the major bus station in the area. This station serves regular buses from Edavanna, Malappuram, Kiluparamba and Manjeri. The best time to visit Nilambur is during winter season, which commences from December and lasts till February.