Nilambur is a beautiful town situated on the banks of river Chaliyar. Lying on the foothills of the Western Ghats, this town is also known for its teak plantations. A part of Kerala’s Malappuram district, Nilambur has plenty to offer its tourists. From lush green forests to wildlife sanctuaries to rivers, this town is endowed with all. If you are in town, do not forget to sample the delectable Malabar cuisine.
Places to Stay
There are a couple of homestays in Nilambur. However, Malappuram, which is 41 km away, has a number of budget hotels, including Motel Araam (Tariff – Rs.500), Swagath Inn (Tariff – Rs.900) and Ruby Residency (Tariff – Rs.600).
Malayalam is the official language of this town. English is also spoken and understood.
Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, Easter and Christmas are celebrated in a grand manner in Nilambur.
Places of Interest
Nilambur is blessed with nature’s bounty. The Conolly Plot (2 km), hanging bridge across river Chaliyar, Banglavu Kunnu, Bio Reserve Park, Teak Museum, Adyanpara Falls, Vellamthode Falls and Nedunayakam are some of the major tourist attractions of the town.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Calicut International Airport, which is 46 km away.
Nilambur Railway Station, which is 4 km away, connects this town to other cities.
There are buses from Calicut, Malppuram and Thiruvananthapuram. State-run buses cater to passengers travelling on this route. Get discount coupons for bus tickets by logging on to TicketGoose.com, a leading bus booking portal.