Wayanad (Tirunelly)

(3500 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Thirunelly )

Kerala | India
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Wayanad (Tirunelly) is categorised as Pilgrimage / Plantations

Thirunelli Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)
Brahmagiri Mountain peak covered with fog (Photo Courtesy: Sharadaprasad)
Thirunelli Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 12 February 2010)

Reasons to Visit
  • Thirunelli Temple is a 3000 year old Lord Vishnu temple is renowned for the Koothambalam and Papanasini, the mountain spring believed to have divine cleansing powers to absolve the soul of all its sins.
  • Thirunelli Temple is situated on the edge of North Kerala (32 kms from Manathavady), in close proximity to reserve forest and Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary (Karnataka).
  • Significant Pilgrimages in North and Central Kerala"Thirunelli Temple is a 3000+ year old Lord Vishnu temple in Nothern edge of Wayanad district of North Kerala. Thirunelli Temple lies on the edge of the Nagarhole reserve forest and is the oldest and most significant lord Vishnu temples in Kerala. Thirunelli is popularly visited as a standalone pilgrimage and visited by holiday travellers to Wayanad region of Kerala."
Access Information

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Pickup from Calicut and Drop to Tirunelly (Wayanad)Rs. 4224

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Coffee TrailsRs. 5300


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The Wild WayanadRs. 3534


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A Trail full of Tales and TailsRs. 3534
Coffee TrailsRs. 5300
The Foothills of WayanadRs. 3534
The Two States RideRs. 3534


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A Peaceful HikeRs. 2945
Hike to the Warrior Queens ForestsRs. 4712


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Trek to ParadiseRs. 4224
Trek to the Caves of NirvanaRs. 4712
Trek to the Land of Tigers and Hidden GodsRs. 4712

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Destination Ideas

  • Tirunelli Pilgrimage

Stay Ideas

  • Jungle Retreat Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Thirunelli Temple is a very ancient Lord Vishnu temple and a major pilgrim centre in Wayanad North Kerala. Thirunelli Temple lies on the Karnataka Border on the foothills of Brahmagiri hills and often base point for treks to Brahmagiri.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Vishnu
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Valliyoorkkavu is an ancient devi temple at 3 kilometers from Mananthavady.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pakshipathalam (5000+ ft asl) is a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. On the Karnataka side it is also known by the name of Munikal cave.
    Activity, Heritage Site
    Bird Watching, Caves
    Brahmagiri Hills can be reached by a trek from Kutta in South Coorg or from Tirunelli from Wayanad side. From Coorg end trek to Brahmagiri from Irupu Falls is 9 km and to Munikal Caves is 7 kms. Trekking is of medium difficulty level through forests and offering excellent views. Trekkers need to seek the permission of Range Forest Officer.

    Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary in North Wayanad bordering Coorg and Nagarhole areas is where guests arrive for Forest walks, jeep safaris and bird watching. Indian Gaur, Deer are widely seen alongwith wide ranging birds.

    Walking, Jeep Safaris

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Thirunelly TempleA forested area in close proximity to the ancient Thirunelly Temple.Getaway/Pilgrimage1
Nearest Airport in Wayanad (Tirunelly)
  • Mysore Airport ( MYQ ) , Mysore-107 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Wayanad (Tirunelly)
  • Thalassery ( TLY ), Telicherry-106 Kms
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