Friday, December 30, 2011

Pazhassi Tomb, Thirunelli Temple

Pazhassi Tomb, Thirunelli Temple

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, popularly known as Kerala Simham or Lion of Kerala, was a Hindu Nair King of Kottayam (Cotiote), which was based in modern Kannur District. Pazhassi Kudeeram-a memorial for Pazhassi Raja at his burial spot in Mananthavadi, Wayanad, Kerala.

Thirunelli Temple (also Tirunelli) is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu on the side of Brahmagiri hill in Kerala. The Temple is located at an altitude of about 900m in north Wayanad in a valley surrounded by mountains and beautiful forests. It is situated 32 km away from Manathavady.

Route Map:

There are three routes to reach Mananthavady.

1. From Calicut: Thamaraserry-Kalpetta-Panamaram-Mananthavady
2. From Kannur: Koothuparambu-Nidumpoyil-Periya-Mananthavady
3. From Mysore:Mysore-HD Kotte-Bavali-Mananthavady

Route Map

Scene from Wayanad Wild Life Sanctury
Famous Thirunelley Temple situated on Brahmagiri Hill Range
Wayanad Wild Life Sanctury
Famous UnniAppam Kada at thirunelli thettu Road
Only water source to Thirunelly temple.
Way to Papanasini
Engineering Marvellous

Tirunelli Temple Entrance
Tholpetty-Thirunelli Thettu Road junction
Hot Unniappam.You might have seen this in Asianet Food on Path program

The great Papanasini River

Way to Gundiga Siva temple

Pazhassi Tomb at Mananthavaady(Near goverment hospital)

Group of students getting ready to trek to Pakshipathalam

Valley view of Mananthavady town from Pazhassi Tomb


Kusum said...

Thirunelli temple! I had been to this place once. I trekked to the Pakshipathalam caves from here. The temple is very beautiful!

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