Nilambur, situated on the banks of river Chaaliyar at the western side of Nilgiri ranges of Western Ghats is renowned for its unique teak plantations.The place possesses a vibrant identity through its unique characteristics such as world's first teak museum, vast emerald rainforests, pristine waterfalls, distinctive tribal settlements and ancient kovilakoms.
Connolly's plot, the world's oldest teak plantation named after HV Connolly, the Malabar district collector during the British rule is just 2km from the Nilambur town. The plot came into existence owing to the tireless work of Chathu Menon, a forest officer, who carried out the hectic and extensive task of planting saplings in the area. The entire plot is spread across 2.31 hectares besides the river Chaaliyaar. The plot offers exceptional attraction to every one. Kannimari - the oldest teak tree, a silent spectator of the dynamic history that has evolved through the generations, still stands tall in all its magnificence.