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Pilgrim Tourism in Wayanad

Historically and culturally the importance of Wayanad lies very closely linked with its temples. Thirunelly temple, Jain temples at Sulthan Bahery and Panamaram and Valliyoorkav at Mananthavady historically date back from 12th to 16th centuries and the temples show that Wayanad was a habitat of mankind and place of civilization even in very old times. These temples are the living testimony of the cultural heritage of Wayanad. D.T.P.C arranges conducted tour to these centres.

Thirunelly Temple

It is known as 'Thekkan Kasi', of Kerala. It is believed, that a dip in the river Papanasini, running crystal clear down hill, wipes one off all sins. Thirunelly is 30 kms. north-east of Manathavady.

Valliyoorkav Temple

It is 3 kms. east of Mananthavady. The 10 day festival during the month of March-April is very famous.

Puliyar Mala Jain Temple

It is 5 kms noth of Kalpetta. This temple is devoted for Anantha natha Swami, one of the saints of Jaina faith.

Pallikunnu Church

It is 12 kms. north of Kalpetta. The famous festival is in the month of January.

Varambetta Mosque

It is the oldest mosque in Wayanad (300 years old), situated 15 kms. south-east of Kalpetta, near Padinjarathara.