Thirunelli Temple, Kalpetta

4.4
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Wayanad District
Trek through thick forest to reach Thirunelli Temple, an ancient, isolated site sitting at 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level. The route to the temple winds through a wildlife sanctuary with plenty of opportunities to spot the local residents. Small streams, ponds, waterfalls, and an old stone aqueduct pulling in water from a nearby spring contribute to the harmonious nature of the temple's surroundings. The pilgrimage site, dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu, is believed to be more than 1,000 years old, with remains of ancient villages uncovered in the nearby forests. Plan to visit Thirunelli Temple during your Kalpetta vacation using our convenient Kalpetta tour itinerary site .
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  • It's a old vishnu temple with a old story behind it. The temple consist of a sacred river named papanasham. Where you can change yourself to a new human being by washing off all the sins you have done...  more »
  • Excellent place to visit Wayanad. Its a very old Vishnu temple perched on a hill in a very serene location  more »
  • NOTE: This temple is on the side of Brahmagiri, Wayanad (32 KMs0 at an altitude of 3000 Ft. Lord Brahma installed the deity! Emanating from Brahmagiri and flowing through the roots, leaves and flowers...  more »
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  • One of the oldest temple in Kerala with Historical importance.Great atmosphere and good place to spent in holidays. The journey to the temple through deep forest is also a great experience we can find many animals.
  • Serene and naturally beautiful place! Good for natural lovers. The route from Kalpetta to Thirunelli is also wonderful. Expect elephants on the way.
  • Old and beautiful temple in middle of forest.Early morning travel to this temple through forest is a nice experience.You can see wild animals in middle of journey.
  • It's a very old temple with historic importance...5 Star is for the location.... Look at the surrounding mountains and the greenery... the cold breeze. Papanashini river looks like a small stream...KSRTC bus service is available. Guest house is also there if one has to stay... If you love driving then you will definitely like this experience....
  • I was there with my family, Early morning we reach there it was cold climate there, natural beauty, forest, it was a wonderful experience.

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With many visitors choosing to stay in town as they explore the surrounding region, Kalpetta offers a good range of accommodations keeping up with the demands of modern travelers. The central area contains many hotels, with simple and budget-friendly options alongside a few of the more refined picks. The residential districts provide access to rental apartments and guesthouses, ideal for budget-conscious travelers who want to experience local life without the filter imposed by a chain hotel.
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