Saturday, 2 August 2014

Nilambur Teak Plantation

                Nilambur Teak Plantation is considered to be world's first of its kind which commenced in 1842. It is located almost 2 km away from the town of Nilambur in a place called Vadapuram.

Establishment of Teak Plantation

History of Conollys Plot
Information for the visitors
The actual name of the spot is Conollys Plot Nilambur given to the plantation as it was generated during the period of Malabar district collector Henry Conolly who took well effort for creating the plot. The Forest Department of Kerala has taken well care of the plantation to make an identity by safeguarding the region. It is actually situated near to Nilambur Teak Museum which is another attraction of Nilambur. The plot is about 2.31 hectares of area and thousands of several teak has been cultivated years ago and still it's preserving. But according to the recent studies, teak trees here are almost 90 percentage dead and it is hardly finding its extinction. 
Conollys Plot Teak Plantaton
Teak Plantation at Conollys Plot

Interested Group

The visitors come in a large group to attain the collective information regarding various aspects of teak and its cultivation. The real feel of a forest gives us the pleasure of enjoying nature's beauty. If you are in a group, never mind having a walk through the teak plantations to feel the fresh air. Apart from teak there are so many other trees have its origin to make a feel of the forest. The bamboos are one kind among them which draws audience interest. If you are a nature lover and wish to spend some time for relaxation you definitely find worth visiting the spot.  

A hanging bridge takes you to Nilambur Teak Plantation

Hanging Bridge Nilambur
Hanging Bridge
For reaching Conollys Plot, a person has to walk through a long hanging bridge which is almost above 140 feet from the surface. Sometimes the suspension of the bridge makes you worry a bit while walking through it. In fact, one of the main attractions of visitors is the hanging bridge and the walk over it. A person gets a complete picture of the spot while walking through it. I can definitely say it is one of the most attractive suspension bridge with a picturesque view around.

The Tallest and the Oldest teak in Nilambur

You can find the tallest and oldest teak here in plantation locale Nilambur. The tallest one almost touching the sky and it is astonishing to see him standing so tall. Here the highest teak is above 46 meters tall and 420 centimeters girth. Ultimately a group
Conollys Plot Biggest teak
Biggest tree in Nilambur Teak Plantation 
of 7 members together can hug a massive teak. Visitors usually taken photos holding our hands in a circle to make him stand tall for long. It is obviously a great effort from the Forest Department  of Kerala to make it live even after years. Bravos !

How to reach the spot?

Nearest airport:  

According to the stats, out of the total percentage of visitors coming to Kerala every year 6% advances to Nilambur. They consider plantation as the best place to learn more about Teaks. So more preferably people from overseas can capitalize the services of Calicut International Airport located 41 km away from  the spot.  

Nearest Railway station:

Nilambur Railway station is only 7 km away from the spot as  most of the travelers from both Southern Kerala and Northern India will prefer a calm journey. You can avail either bus or rickshaw after alighting from the train.

Road :

You don't have end access to the place in your vehicle. A walk over Chaliyar river through the hanging bridge will make your way to the exact spot.

For more information :

Contact Number - +91-4931-222846 , 220218 

Website- Conollys Plot