Conolly's Plot is the world's oldest teak plantations. It's about 2km from Nilambur town, Malappuram District. This plantation of 1846 commemorates the work of Mr.H.V.Conolly, Collector of Malabar under whose orders between 1841 & 1855, Sri.Chathu Menon after a hard and pioneering struggle raised the first 1500 acres of the Nilambur Plantation and thus laid the earliest stone in the foundation of systematic Forest Management in India. In 1933, this area was named as "The Conolly's Plantations". 9.1 acres of teak were chopped off during the world war II to meet thje timber requirements of the allies. The remaining plot of 5.7 acres is being preserved and protected by Kerala Forest Department as Conolly's Plot. Visitors can find rare species of trees, plants, insects, birds etc. Breathtaking scenery from the hanging bridge attracts lots of tourists to this place.
Best Time To Visit:
Throughout the year
Nearest Railway Station: Nilambur, about 6.5Km
Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport, about 48km