Thirunelli Temple

Thirunelli Temple is located near to Tholpetty Wild Life Sanctuary and Pakshipathalm Bird Sanctuary. It is one of the most ancient temples in Kerala. Lord Vishnu is the principal deity of the Temple. The Temple is believed to be as old as 2000 years or even more. Thirunelli temple draws pilgrims from all over. Majority of people come primarily for ancestral rites. The rituals are performed on the banks of a stream which flows down from Mount Brahmagiri. There is a small man made pond across the stream, called Papanasini which is considered to be relieving sins of pilgrims who take bath in it. Devotees are to take a dip in Papanashini before and after performing ancestral rights. Another pond named Panchatheertha is also situated near by the Temple. There is a rock in the centre of the pond, with the impression of feet, which belong to Lord Vishnu, as per belief. The mindblowing Brahmagiri hills on one side provides an artist’s canvas type picture and the surrounding lush green forests makes the temple premises a valley of tranquility. Thirunelli temple is an embodiment of ancient temple architecture. The temple is open throughout the year

Visit Timings:

Morning: 0500 h to 1100 h

Evening: 1700 h to 1900 h

Nearest Places to Visit: 

Tholpetty wildlife Sanctuary, Pakshi Pathalam Bird Sanctuary, Pazhassi Tomb and Kuruva Dweep are the nearest tourist attractions.

Nearest airport to Thirunelli Mananthavady is the Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) at 134 km covered in 3h 50min.

Bangalore Airport to Thirunelli Wayanad is 300 km, covered in 6 h 30 m. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

Nearest Railway Station to Thirunelli Temple is Mysore Railway Station  at a distance of 123 km, covered in 2 h . Kozhikode Railway Station, known as Calicut (CLT) to Thirunelli Temple distance is 128 km, covered in 3 h 40 min.

Nearest airport to Thirunelli Temple is the Mysore at 128 km. Kozhikode (Calicut), known as Karipur International Airport (CCJ) is 134 km from Thirunelli, covered in 3 h 50 min.

Bangalore Airport to Thirunelli is 300 km, covered in 6 h 30 m. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

How to Reach Thirunelli Temple within Wayanad:

From Kalpetta : Kalpetta-Mananthavadi- Kattikkulam- Thirunelli Temple

From Sulthan Bathery  : Bathery – Nadavayal-Panamaram- Mananthavadi-Kattikkulam- Thirunelli

From Mananthavadi : Mananthavadi- Kattikkulam- Thirunelli Temple

Distance to Thirunelli

From Place Distance (in Km)
Bangalore 256 km
Calicut 128 km
Mysore 123 km
Kalpetta 54 km
Sulthan Bathery 60 km