Thirunelli, Wayanad

Location: About 32 km from Mananthavady and about 66 km from Kalpetta, the district headquarters, Wayanad district, north Kerala.

Set in the idyllic backdrop of the Brahmagiri hills, Thirunelli charms you not only with its pristine, scenic beauty and the chattering streams of the Papanasini spring, but also the serene, calm ambience of the Vishnu temple in the valley.

It is believed that Lord Brahma, the Creator, himself installed the idol of the presiding deity of the temple - Sree Vishnu, the Preserver and the second member of the Trinity in Hindu mythology.

Even the very names of the hills and streams of Thirunelli bear a divine charm - Brahmagiri, the hills of Brahma; Papanasini, the destroyer of sins and so on. Considered a destination of immense beauty and drawn by the divine power of it's deity, visitors stream to Thirunelli throughout the year except during heavy monsoons

Getting there:
Wayanad is accessible only by road.
Nearest railway station : Kozhikode, about 72 kms from Kalpetta
Nearest airport : Karipur International Airport, Kozhikode about 23 km from Kozhikode town