Nilambur is a small beautiful town on the bank of the Chaliyar River at a distance of 35 km from Malappuram town, in Kerala. Nilambur forest land is well known for its teak plantation and bamboo woods. Nilambur is the first teak plantation raised in the Conolly Plot about 150 years ago and the Teak Museum here is worth visiting. Nilambur Museum named in honor of H.V. Conolly, the then Collector of Malabar, the plot covers an area of 2.31 hectares of teak plantation. The Teak Museum of Nilambur presents scientific information and exhibits on various aspects of teak. A collection of bamboo trees on the way to the museum imparts a special beauty to the place.

Nilambur town is also famous for Kovilakoms, the residence of local rulers and Rajas of earlier days. Another attraction in Nilambur is the Vettakkorumakan Temple. Famous Nilambur Pattu festival held here in the month of February which includes the singing of hymns by the members of the Royal Family along with the tribal of Nilambur.