Nilambur is mainly known for its natural beauty and wild life. manifested in a variety of ways in its extensive forests teeming with bamboos, teak, rosewood, venteak,choropin, mahagoni, etc.This beautiful town on the bank of the Chaliyar River is at a distance of 70 km from Calicut , 100 km from Ooty (Uddagamandalam) and 40 km from Malappuram town.
Located in the eastern side of Malappuram district, Kerala, this small sleepy town has a surprise in store for its visitors.Renowned for the oldest teak plantation in the world also known as 'The Conolly's Plot'- is just 2 km from Nilambur town.
The place is noted for its tribal settlements, the world's first Teak Museum, vast rain forests, waterfalls and ancient residences of maharajas called as kovilakoms. It is an important halting place for tourist enroute to Ooty. Presently Nilambur taluk comprises 19 villages.