Teak MuseumIf you are a passionate nature enthusiast, then the Teak Museum at Nilambur is a place you shouldn’t miss. Regarded as the first of its kind in the world and the only one in India; it is a house to the treasures of historical, aesthetic and scientific aspects of Teak. The ground floor of the double-storied museum exhibits a translite of Kannimara Teak, the oldest naturally growing teak tree located at the Parambikulam wildlife sanctuary and the life-size replica of the trunk of the largest known teak tree growing in the Malayattoor forest division.
Detailed description on the flower, fruit and natural regeneration of teak as well as the prominent characteristics of the teak species are exhibited in the first floor of the museum. In addition to this, the various methods of seed-grading, pre-sowing treatment, preparation of teak stumps, vegetative propagation of teak and the different stages in the complete cycle of teak from seed to mature tree are also on display. Some of the special attractions of the Teak Museum at Nilambur are a series of interesting paintings, portraying tree felling operations, a collection of photographs on the phonological events of teak at different seasons, exhibits on traditional harvesting tools and wood samples of different ages from various parts of the world. Apart from teak, the museum also has a collection of over 300 butterflies, moths and insects found in teak plantations.
Visiting hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entrance fee: Rs. 10 per head
Contact details: +91 4931 222846
Nearest railway station: Nilambur, about 3 km from the Teak Museum
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport in Malappuram district, about 36 km from Malappuram town