Thirunelli Temple Wayanad Attractions

Thirunelly temple  is the only temple in the world where the devotees can perform all the rituals related to one’s life, starting from birth to death and life after death.

It is one of the most ancient temples in Kerala. It is believed that here the prathishta of Lord Vishnu was performed by Lord Brahma. It is also known as ”Sahyamala Kshetram” and ”Kashi of the South”.

Thirunelli Temple draws pilgrims from all over, primarily for ancestral rites. The rituals are performed on the banks of the stream Papanasini which flows down from Mount Brahmagiri. It is believed that this stream has divine power to dissolve sins of all the mortals. Another major attraction of the temple is the holy rock where people pray for their forefathers.

On the western side of the temple is the cave temple Gunnika, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Thus Thirunelli becomes blessed by the unique presence of all the members of the trinity.

The beautiful Brahmagiri hills and the surrounding lush green forests have made the temple premises a valley of tranquility. So everybody feels completely relaxed after sitting in the sanctum of the temple. The temple is an embodiment of ancient temple architecture. The aquaduct that brings water to the temple is also a witness to hundreds of years of history.

There are regular bus services from Mananthavady to Thirunelli temple. Route: From Mananthavady to Kattikulam (10 km), Katikkulam to Thettu road (8 km) and from Thettu road junction turn left to Thirunelli (13 km)
The nearest airport is located at Kozhikode which is around 80 km from the place. The only way to reach the place from the airport is through taxis and these can be hired from outside the airport. Taxis cost approximately Rs 1,000 for the trip. This is the best option for those who are arriving by air.
Railway Station:
The nearest railway station is also located in Kozhikode and one can hire taxis from just outside the railway station. The best option is to book a cab through the hotels as they are a much safer option. Travelling by train is the most comfortable option and there are train services from various parts of the country to Kozhikode.

Tourist Place to Visit in Wayanad District, Kerala