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Thirunelli Temple, Kalpetta

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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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  • Very beautiful temple on foothill of brahmagiri mountains We have to drive through forest to reach the temple Temple dedicated to lord vishnu There bali tharpanam is been done throughout the... 
    Very beautiful temple on foothill of brahmagiri mountains We have to drive through forest to reach the temple Temple dedicated to lord vishnu There bali tharpanam is been done throughout the...  more »
  • The location is amazing. You can drive all the up the mountain in your vehicle and park it in a secure parking lot. Climb up a few stairs and soak in the views of lush green forests and holy hills.....  more
    The location is amazing. You can drive all the up the mountain in your vehicle and park it in a secure parking lot. Climb up a few stairs and soak in the views of lush green forests and holy hills.....  more »
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  • One of the oldest temple in Kerala and it has kept its heritage to the maximum possible extend within the temple boundaries. Some more improvements can be done but no complaints. Not like any commercial temples which we normally come across in Kerala. Facilities near the temple is very good. Has paid dormitory facilities provided by the temple office and paid toilet and bath facilities which are very cheap and maintained good. The walk towards Papanasini river and the banks where the rituals are performed are kept to close to the nature. Kudos to that.
  • Peaceful place. The temple is famous for after death rituals. Road to this temple is through a forest and a delightful drive. Please drive carefully, and follow the sign boards and permitted speed limit, so that you don't cause trouble to the animals that may come across in the drive.

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