TEAK MUSEUM :
Teak Museum is located 4 km from Nilambur, a town in the Malappuram district of Kerala, south India. Teak occurs naturally in India with the main teak forests found in Kerala.
The museum, a two story building, is the world's first teak museum and is operated by the Kerala Forest Research Institute. The exhibits include comprehensive information on aspects of the use of teak in their exhibits and articles on the subject. The museum provides extensive information of value historically, artistically and scientifically.
The museum was established in 1995 on the campus of the centre of Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) because of the historical significance of teak to the area. The world's first teak plantation was planted in Nilambur in the 1840s by the British
Nedumkayam is 18 km from Nilambur town, in Malappuram district, Kerala, India. Nedumkayam is noted specially for its rich rain forests. The wooden resthouse built here by the Britishers offers a panoramic view of the elephants and deers grazing in the forest nearby . One has to get prior permission from the Forest Department to enter the forest zone. Heavy restrictions are imposed as a measure to save the existing forest land. An elephant taming center is also here. Nilambur including Nedumkayam habeen s selected for being developed as Kerala's second eco - tourism destination.
Vaniyambalam lies in Nilambur taluk in the Malappuram district, Kerala and is 40 km north-east of Malappuram. Surrounding towns include Pandikkad and Tuvvur (to the south), Kalikavu (in the east), and Wandoor and Nilambur (to the north).
Vaniyambalam is famous for the sales of Nilambur teak wood. The wide railway flat was using for stacking of timber, which was transported by railway all over India.
Vaniyambalam Railway Station is part of the Southern Railway and is on Shoranur-Nilambur Railway Line . This railway station is located about 10 km from Nilambur town. Nilambur Road Railway Station is the main station to the north of Vaniyambalam.
Vazhikkadavu is a small town in Nilambur taluk of Malappuram district, India. It is located on the CNG (Calicut-Nilambur-Gudalur) road 20 km north-east of Nilambur town. Just after Vazhikkadavu town the ghat road (known as Nadukani Churam) starts through forests leading to Nadukani (20 km away) in Nilgiris district. The Kerala-Tamilnadu border is at about 10 km from Vazhikkadavu.
There are buses to Manjeri, Perinthalmanna, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Thrissur, Thiruvanathapuram, etc.Moreover inter-state buses to Gudalur, Ooty, Mysore, Mandya, Hasan, Bangalore and Sulthan Bathery pass through Vazhikkadavu.