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An overview of Nilambur
Known for its amazing teak plantations, Nilambur is a quiet little hill station situated in the Malappuram district in the south Indian state of Kerala. The Nilgiris mountain range, which belongs to the Western Ghats, is located very close to Nilambur drawing a large number of tourists every year. The Chaliyar River too is a good spot for families to have short picnics.
The main district of Malappuram is located at a distance of 40km away and the Manjeri town is located at a distance of 24km away from the road that connects Kozhikode with Gudalur. It is geographically inclined at 11.16 degrees towards the North and 76.13 degrees towards the East.
How to reach and local transport
Air – Kozhikode airport, at a distance of 45km is the closest airport to Nilambur.
Rail – a Railway station at Nilambur connects the place with almost all the important cities nearby like Chennai, Cochin, Palakkad and Coimbatore etc.
Road – There are lots of buses that ply between Malappuram and Nilambur. These are operated by private operators and Kerala State Transport department
Local mode – Auto rickshaws and cars on hire are the local modes of transport available for commuting within Nilambur.
Sightseeing places and things to do
Conolly Plot, Hanging Bridge, an old teak tree known as Giant Teak, Teak Museum, Bungalow Hill, Pottery Village of Aruvacode, Adyanpara Waterfalls, Koyippara Waterfalls, Nedumkayam and Elephant Training Centre are some of the tourist attractions in and around Nilambur. Tourists can trek through the hills, have bath in the waterfalls, walk through the dense forests, absorb the rich flora and fauna and have a relaxing time in the resorts in Nilambur.
Famous restaurants and local cuisine
Broast Restaurant is one of the famous places to eat in Nilambur. The Union Bakery too is a must-try place here as it sells awesome biscuits and snacks. Malabar cuisine is the speciality of the Nilambur restaurants.
Where to stay in Nilambur
The Great Hornbill Resort at Nilambur is a star accommodation facility in Nilambur. What excites the tourist is the location of this resort. The services are great and the hospitality of the resort staff is simply out of the world. Some of the other reasonable budget hotels that are available in Nilambur are The Eadens Hermitage, Nilambur Manor Hotel and The Back Woods. KTDC also operates The Tamarind which equivalent to a 3-star hotel with great facilities and food.
STD,PIN code and Emergency contact numbers
The STD and PIN codes of Nilambur are 04931 and 679329 respectively. Police, Fire and Ambulance services can be sought by dialling 100, 101 and 108 respectively.
Banks, Hospitals and Tourist Office
1 - Elamkulam Hospital
No. 12/91, Government Hospital Road, Nilambur,
Malappuram district, Malappuram – 679329
Ph: 04931 224403
2 - More Trust Hospital Consultancy
RS Road, Nilambur, Malappuram district, Malappuram – 679329
1 - State Bank of India
No.92, Electricity Building, Close to Jagathy Theatre,
CNG Road, Malappuram district – 679329
2 - Union Bank of India
VP Building, Main Road, Chettiyangidi
Nilambur Post, Malappuram district, Kerala – 679329
Ph: 0493 1202217
Tourism Department, Kerala Government,
Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695033, Ph: 0471 2322279