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Nilambur Train

Updated on July 18, 2013

About Nilambur

Nilambur is my village. Nilambur is a north east side village in Kerala. Kerala is situated in south west side of India. For the modern Kerala Nilambur is a beautiful village with lot of forest resources. Its eco friendly character attracts lot of tourists to the village. For the ancient Kerala Nilambur is a rich historical place. Lot of dynasties ruled over here and made significant role as a merchant village. For this time I would like to inform you about “Nilambur Train” and the journey towards Nilambur.

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Nilambur Railway Station, Nilambur, Kerala, India
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Nilambur train starts his journey from here.

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Shoranur Railway Station, Shornur ring Rd, Shoranur, Kerala, India
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Nilambur train stops his journey here.

History

Nilambur train started his journey towards from Shornur junction to Nilambur since 1927 on 3 February. This train is used for transporting the rich forest resources towards the southern Kerala. The resources include tropical forest woods, spices and cotton materials. Nilambur is well known for its teak plantation. And on that time for making ships teak is the base material. So these woods are transporting through Nilambur train.

Also for transporting armed forces towards Malabar region on Malabar rebellion occurred in 1920’s this train route used.

About the route

Nilambur train covers only 66 km (41 miles) from Shornur to Nilambur. In this journey it covers 12 stations. They are given below. This railway route is considered as the shortest broad gauge railway route in India.

While in its journey Nilambur train passes a beautiful land side. Which includes 4 rivers, cultivated lands beautiful landscapes and a gigantic granite rock named “Vaniyambalam Para”. Here you can see the photos of different stations and nearby scenery of this rail route. I also included the main particularities of 7 stations that I’m traveling regularly to my work place.

Nilambur Train Stations

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No  
Staion Name  
Distance in Km (In Mile)  
Single Passenger Ticket Fares in Rs (in $)  
Station code  
1
Nilambur
0 (0)
0 (0)
NIL
2
Vaniyambalam
11 (7)
2 (0.04)
VNB
3
Thodiyapulam
15 (9)
2 (0.04)
TDPM
4
Thuvvur
19 (12)
3 (0.06)
TUV
5
Melattur
26 (16)
4 (0.08)
MLTR
6
Pattikkad
33 (21)
5 (0.1)
PKQ
7
Angadipuram
39 (24)
6 (0.12)
AAM
8
Cherukara
46 (29)
7 (0.14)
CQA
9
Kulukallur
53 (33)
8 (0.16)
KZC
10
Vallapuzha
57 (36)
9 (0.18)
VPZ
11
Vatanam Kurushi
63 (39)
10 (0.2)
VDKS
12
Shornur
66 (41)
11 (0.22)
SRR
Miles are given as approximate distance

Nilambur Train

Nilambur

Nilambur Train At Nilambur Station
Nilambur Train At Nilambur Station
Just A long View of the above photo
Just A long View of the above photo
Rail line at Nilambur Station
Rail line at Nilambur Station
Back side Nilambur Train and station
Back side Nilambur Train and station | Source

Nilambur

Nilambur is the land of “teaks”. I already wrote a hub about Nilambur teaks. Nilambur is also famous for its forests. We can see lot of Teak plantations in the banks of Chaliyar River. Inside the forest there is lot of wildlife habitats, rivers, and waterfalls. Adyanpara Waterfalls are famous among these.

The name Nilambur came from ‘place of Nilimba’. In Sanskrit language Nilimba means ‘Bamboo’. From the forest the Kerala forest research institute had been found out a wide variety of rare bamboo families.

Unique features of Nilambur.

  • Oldest Teak plantation and Teak tree.
  • Only Teak Museum in India and First in Asia.
  • The longest Hanging Bridge in Kerala.
  • Chola Naikers - Cave dwelling tribes found only in the Nilambur Forests.
  • First Panchayath (means village area) with 100% Primary literacy in India.

Nilambur Railway station

Nilambur railway station built in 1928. This station is the last station for Nilambur train. From here there are many routes towards tourist places in India. ‘Ooty’, a famous tourist place in India is just 100 km (62 miles) from here.

The train ticket fare for adult passengers is pretty cheap in India. You will astonish with the fare list given above. If you are not just check it again.

Vaniyambalam

Nilambur Train at Vaniyambalam Railway station
Nilambur Train at Vaniyambalam Railway station
Vaniyambalam Name Board
Vaniyambalam Name Board | Source

Vaniyambalam

Vaniyambalm is a part of Nilambur. It got the popularity by selling teak wood from Nilambur. In 1930’s there was a teak depot in Vaniyambalam. The teak woods from Nilambur are stored here and they are transported to the southern Kerala.

The name Vaniyambalam means merchants place. In beginning of 1930’s lot of timber merchants came here and purchased lot of woods.

The major attraction of the Vaniyambalam is “Vaniyambalam para” (para means Rock). It’s a huge gigantic granite rock. It holding 32 acres of land and height is the same. Above this rock a temple is there.

Vaniyambalam Rock

The Gigantic Vaniyambalam Rock. You Can see People On there if you watch close
The Gigantic Vaniyambalam Rock. You Can see People On there if you watch close | Source

Thodiyapulam & Tuvvur

Nilambur Train at Thodiyapuam Station
Nilambur Train at Thodiyapuam Station
Nilambur train in tuvvur Station
Nilambur train in tuvvur Station | Source
Route and Milestone giving the distance
Route and Milestone giving the distance

Thodiyapulam and Tuvvur

These are the small station in Nilambur rail route. They are typical village areas.But from here we can see lot of landscapes, fields and cultivated lands. The beauty of typical village reveals here.

Thodiyapulam is a famous place with lot of football fans. Most of the boys are growing here by mastering in football. From this place we can expect national level players from this village. While travelling in train we can see small grounds and players. Also there is lot of junior players with age less than five arguing each other regarding the topic who will take the first touch on the ball.

In between Tuvvur and Melattur Olipuzha River is running. In the banks of river we can see goal posts and players.

Tuvvur is a farmer’s village. Many vegetables are cultivated here. On the banks rail route we can see many lands like this. I got a friend in my college days is from this village. It is very proud to me that I arranged her marriage and she is the mother two children. We were traveled a lot on that time by this train. Because we studied together in Angadippuram and this is the shortest route we ever got.

Some Scenes in Thodiyapulam And Tuvvur

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FieldsLandscapesFields PondsTapioca cultivated Lands Aside the railFieldsEvening CaptureLand sidePaddy Fields
Fields
Fields | Source
Landscapes
Landscapes | Source
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Fields
Fields | Source
Ponds
Ponds | Source
Tapioca cultivated Lands
Tapioca cultivated Lands | Source
Aside the rail
Aside the rail | Source
Fields
Fields | Source
Evening Capture
Evening Capture | Source
Land side
Land side | Source
Paddy Fields
Paddy Fields | Source
Source
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Velliar River

Velliar River
Velliar River | Source

There.... Far away...

A Long Scenery from train
A Long Scenery from train | Source

Melattur

Nilambur Train at Melattur Station
Nilambur Train at Melattur Station
A partial View of Melattur town
A partial View of Melattur town
Melattur station Name Board
Melattur station Name Board | Source

Melattur

Melattur is situated on the banks of the Olipuzha River. The name Melattur came from the Malayalam words 'Mele' (above), 'Aaru' (river) and 'Ooru' (place); i.e., 'place near upstream'. There are places named Edayattur (place near middle of the river), and Keezhattur (place near to the downstream) on the banks of the river Olipuzha.

While traveling through Melattur we can see the same soccer mania as I said above. Here the game becomes rapid with less number of players. Only seven players will there on each team. So this game is particularly known as “sevens”. In Melattur a ground will arrange as stadium. People will furnish gallery with bamboos and floodlight will equip. Game will start on night 8.00. The reason behind this late start all fans will come after their job. And they will enjoy the whole night with their own teams.

Olipuzha

Olipuzha
Olipuzha | Source

Pattikkad Railway Station

Nilambur Train In Pattikkad Railway station
Nilambur Train In Pattikkad Railway station
Pattikkad Railway station
Pattikkad Railway station | Source

Pattikkad

Pattikkad means ‘dogs forest’. Different name, isn’t it? I don’t know how the name came. Long years before this place were an absolutely rural area. Now it became pretty developed. A Muslim Arabic college is here. It brings many scholars to the village. Lot of master degree holders in Arabic language is left over the village. Another engineering college is here. It is started 2003. Electrical, Electronics and communication and Mechanical engineering are the main branches here.

Angadippuram

My Friends In front of Angadippuram Station
My Friends In front of Angadippuram Station
Waiting train at Angadippuram
Waiting train at Angadippuram
Another Train Passes Nilambur Train at Angadippuram station (Shunting of Trains)
Another Train Passes Nilambur Train at Angadippuram station (Shunting of Trains) | Source

Angadippuram

Angadippuram is a temple town. Angadippuram was the capital of the powerful medieval kingdom of Valluvanad. This town includes 12 hindu temples. This is a well known town for the whole Kerala. It has got two temples. ‘Thirumandhamkunnu bhagavati’ temple and ‘Tali’ temple. The major deities of Thirumandhamkunnu temple is goddess Bhaghavati and lord Siva. These temples are built by the rulers of Valluvanad. The rulers are named as Valluva Konathiris. And Thirumandham kunnilamma (Mother Bhagavathi) is the kuladaiva (official goddess) of valluva konathiris. A festival named Thirumandham kunnu pooram is very famous. This festival is called as the festival of Valluvanad. It last for 11 days.

This town is an important pilgrim place for Hinds. And this town is called as temple of Malabar. The village is the largest village in Malappuram district.

Kunthi Puzha

Kunthi Puzha
Kunthi Puzha | Source

Soccer Mania

Evening leisure time for Malabar "Lionel Messi". A scene from Nilambur train.
Evening leisure time for Malabar "Lionel Messi". A scene from Nilambur train. | Source

Some Photos

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Journey towards the destiny. Rail line towards Shornur.Rail lineAnother ViewAngadippuram Station And Rail lineName Board of AngadippuramTuvvur Name BoardWoods Along the LineVaniyambalam ParaAngadippuram Railway stationThodiyapualm Name BoardNilambur Name board
Journey towards the destiny. Rail line towards Shornur.
Journey towards the destiny. Rail line towards Shornur. | Source
Rail line
Rail line | Source
Another View
Another View | Source
Angadippuram Station And Rail line
Angadippuram Station And Rail line | Source
Name Board of Angadippuram
Name Board of Angadippuram | Source
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Tuvvur Name Board
Tuvvur Name Board | Source
Woods Along the Line
Woods Along the Line | Source
Vaniyambalam Para
Vaniyambalam Para | Source
Angadippuram Railway station
Angadippuram Railway station | Source
Thodiyapualm Name Board
Thodiyapualm Name Board | Source
Nilambur Name board
Nilambur Name board | Source

Thanks for reading

Here I have only included 7 stations. I avoided next 4 stations because of I’m not familiar with them. After the study and research I will include information’s regarding them. This is my privilege to tell about this rail route. I’m traveling through this route for more than two years. I’m season ticket holder from Nilambur to Angadippuram. My season ticket fares a charge of Rs. 395 (approximately 8 $) for three months. So, I can travel at any time during the day in this train. Do you wish to travel with me? I’m inviting all you for this beautiful mind blowing cheap rate journey with me and with my Nilambur train.

For information I have referenced Wikipedia

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      Anoop Aravind A 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      You are most welcome my dear....

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Nice place and I wish to have a trip soon. Hope to meet you there when I visit Nilambur by Train from Shoranur.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      You are most welcomed to my land my dear friend... Don't worry about the accommodation I'm here...

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Many thanks for reading this... Welcome to my land... I very much interested to invite a friend from neverland where children never grew up...

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow, this very informative. Im sure many people researching this will be happy that you post it.

      Voted up!

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you jayashankar...

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      Jayashankar 5 years ago

      Wonderful sir

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Very fine.... You???

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you for your visit. Happy to you are from perinthalmanna....

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      informationcentre 5 years ago

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      naimishika. Of course It is my pleasure to do it.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you Dinkan53 & naimishika. Thank you very much for the visit. From your names I feel you both are from Kerala. Right?

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      dinkan53 5 years ago from India

      Really felt the effect while passing through a village. It is great, especially the rock and the kunthi river. Enjoyed the photos. Rated up and beautiful.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank you thumbi. thanks for the comment.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      I travelled by car via Nilambur.

      It is a beautiful place and you have some good photos here.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      Thank You vims003. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 5 years ago from india

      wow really amazing article irealy enjoyed it like ajourney it is awesome one....