Conolly's Plot is the world's oldest teak plantations. It's just 2 kms from the Nilambur town, positioned in a place referred to as Vadapuram closer to the Govt Timber depot of Nilambur. According to the history, the authentic Teak plantation of 1846 turned into performed by means of Shri. Chathu Menon below the order and supervision of Mr. H. V. Conolly who become the Collector of Malabar between 1841 and 1855.
The initial Nilambur plantation became of 1500 acres, and taken into consideration as the stepping stone to the foundation of systematic wooded area management in India. Later in 1933 20-01-1993 the place changed into preserved for the research functions and named as "The Conolly's Plantations". During the sector conflict II, 9.1 acres of teak have been chopped off to satisfy the wood requirements of the allies. The last plot is of 5.7 acres and is being preserved and guarded by using the Kerala Forest Department as Conolly's Plot.
The forest branch of Kerala has taken accurate measures to guard the herbal habitat of Conolly's plot. Here you could find uncommon species of trees, flora, insects, birds, and so on. One of the essential attractions within the plot is the oldest teak known as Kannimari, it additionally hosts the remainings of Chathu Menon in its teak gardens. The sides of the plot are being bordered by means of the rivers Chaliyar and Kurinjipuzha, and the opposite sides by using the dense forests of Kerala. Kurinjipuzha has the purest water within the vicinity on all the seasons and it merges with the Chaliyar on the nook of the Conolly's plot.