Nilambur reserve forest in India

Nilambur reserve forest

PlaceNilambur, Kerala
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The word Nilambur means place of Nilimba (Sanskrit word for Bamboo). The worlds first teak (Tectona grandis) plantation was raised in Nilambur way back in the 1840s in order to ensure a steady supply of Teak timber to the British. About 58 species of birds, both resident and migratory, has been recorded in this area.

Theres one elephant camp in the Nilambur forest: Nedungayam elephant camp

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Nilambur reserve forest, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2008), (available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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