Teak Plantations located in Nilambur town in Malappuram district is the oldest teak plantation in the world. Formed in the 1840's, it is unfold across a big vicinity of 2.31 hectares. It turned into named after its creator, H.V.Conolly, the collector of Malabar district on the time. Chanthu Menon, who performed a major function in developing this plantation, is buried right here as properly. He organised the worrying challenge of planting the saplings.
The oldest teak tree inside the international, Kannimari, is located right here. The tribals of the area take into account it sacred and those regularly flock to this place to have a look at this natural wonder. It is among the gem stones of the State’s plantations. 4km faraway from the metropolis lies the sector's first Teak Museum. The museum is a sub-centre of the Kerala Forest Research Institute. The ground floor is devoted to look at of the Kannimara Teak.