Thirunelli Temple is a 5000 year ancient temple and the presiding deity is Thirunelli Perumal / Lord Vishnu. Legend says that Lord Brahma the creator performed a yagna (an elaborate ritual) and installed the idol here.
The idol is in the form of Chathurbhuja. This Kerala architecture style temple with the background of three hills, Kambamala, Karimala and Varadiga in Brahmagiri hills reserve forests is both beautiful and divine. The Thirunelli Temple courtyard consists of 30 granite columns and granite slabs has been used for the floor too.
A mountain spring Papnasini runs downhill adding charm to the place. 7 Kms away from this place is a favorite trekking centre for bird enthusiasts called Pakshipathalam.
Type of Place: Ancient Temple
Situated: Wayanad, Kerala
Distance: 100kms from Mysore and 29kms from Mananthavady
Transport: Well connected by road. Private taxis and buses ply to the temple
Accommodation: KTDC has comfortable rooms, starting from Rs.1000 per night with restaurant