Wayanad City Guide

wayanad Thirunelly temple (32 km northeast of Mananthavady): Surrounded by Kambamala, Karimala and Varadiga, the Thirunelly temple is a marvel of temple architecture. The shrine is shielded with 30 granite columns and the ground is paved with huge square pieces of granite. The crystal clear waters of the Papanasini river running downhill add to the enchantment of the place.



Pazhassi tomb (32 km northeast of Kalpetta): The memorial of the 'Lion of Kerala' - Veera Pazhassi Raja - who organised the guerilla



wayanad warfare against the British East India Company, is situated at Mananthavady. The Pulpally cave is where Pazhassi took refuge until he was captured by the British.

The Glass Temple of Kottamunda (20 km away from Kalpetta): This temple is located on the slope of Vellarimala and is dedicated to Parswanatha Swamy of the Jain faith. The mirrors inside the temple walls reflect images of the icons in the temple's sanctum sanctorum.



wayanad Pakshipathalam (10 km from Thirunelly): This place can be accessed only by trekking. Rare species of birds can be sighted from the watch tower of this bird sanctuary.

Boys town (15 km north of Mananthavady): Herbal garden, nature care centre, sericulture unit, perma-culture centre etc., established by the Wayanad Social Service Society and Jean Park (the Indo-Danish project for promoting herbal gardening) are situated here.





Festivals :wayanad

Valliyurkavu Bhagavathy Temple: Located 8 km east of Mananthavady town, the temple is dedicated to goddess Durga. The two week long festival in February/March is attended by hundreds of tribals Thirunelly temple (August) Seethadevi Temple (January) Pallikkunnu Church (February) Nadavayal St. Thomas Church (January) Varambatta Mosque (March) Mardoni Mosque (March - April)









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