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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  • I would recommend to visit this temple in the morning so that you can also worship the Idols. The Temple closes by 12 but you can still enjoy the surroundings. The location is amazing.  more »
  • In Mananthavady (Wayanad).Surrounded by forests.Temple closes by 12.Couldn't visit the idol. Few stairs to find this beautiful temple. Prasad(Payasam) was available on payment. After encircling the te...  more »
  • Lord shiva worshiped here, anciant temple more rock carvings in hill top with good access. Mind get relaxation if you spend there more time.  more »
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  • One of the oldest Vishnu Temple in Kerala. It is situated midst of the forest. Beautiful scenery. Be sure to be there and leave before dark as wild animals may enter the roads. Never tease them if at all you find any. We feel like we are centuries back in our life.
  • Very good natured temple in ghats forest area. Traditional prayer method liked well. Steps down to pakshipadalam is excited.
  • A must go temple. Located at a beautiful place.papanashini is located downside of the temple which is considered as famous as temple. Also trekking to pakshipathalam is very interesting
  • It's a historic religious places. Wonderful peaceful atmosphere and a special spiritual blessing we can experience here.
  • Am hallowed. Perfect place to perform the last rites for the departed soul. I touched the sod. #sanctified.

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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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