Pazhassi tomb is profound memorial made in the memory of Veera Pazhassi Raja, the Lion of Kerala and a freedom fighter who revolted against the British for the independence of India. After Tipu Sultan, Pazhassi Raja was the last king that rebelled against the British. After his death, a small memorial was made in Wayanad. Inside the Pazhassi tomb, tourists can see the prices possessions of the freedom fighter.
The memorial is managed by the State Archaeology Department and has mural paintings, antique bronzes, ancient coins, models of temples, umbrella stones, dolmenoid cists (quadrangular burial chambers with capstones), and similar megalithic monuments in its complex. Inside the memorial, there is an art gallery where the work of known artist Raja Ravi Varma is one display.
Teak holds a special position in the world of timber. Kerala has always had a deep involvement with its cultivation and trade. The name teak is itself derived from the Malayalam word ‘theku’. Nilambur is synonymous with the finest teak and home to the earliest plantations of the world. The teak and Nilabbur teak plantations were famed for quality timber used for ship building and cabinet making from 19 century.