Nedumkayam, located about 18 km from the town of Nilambur, is best known for its dense rain forests. The place revels in natural beauty and displays an extensive variety of flora and fauna. One of the major attractions of Nedumkayam is the wooden rest house constructed during the colonial times. From this rest house travelers can enjoy a vista of the green surroundings and animal life.
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The forest zone of Nedumkayam is rich with greenery and is home to a number of animal species such as elephants, bison, tiger, rabbit, blue monkey, bear, wild cat and deers. Travelers can enter this zone only after obtaining permission for the Forest Department as stringent measures are taken to protect the area.
Nedumkayam has an elephant taming camp which attracts thousands of tourists to this place every year. The region is included under Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and is part of the area chosen by the government to run Kerala’s 2nd eco-tourism development project. With wide tracts of landscape, Nedumkayam serves as an ideal trekking trail.