Thirunelli temple is situated in North Wayanad about 30 km away from Mananthavady. Its a place of tourist attraction for a long time. Its a place of charming silent beauty. Another attractions are the Papanasini river and Pakshipathalam.
The people belonging to the Hindu religion do their forefathers "Balikarma" in Papanasini River. Hindus believe that one who baths in this river gets relieved from all sins. The beautiful snowy mountains and the evergreen forest adds to the beaty.
The other attraction Pakshipathalam is a cave situated in the nearby forest to the temple. We should climb up the mountain 2-3 km from the temple to reach this place. No one has went into this deep cave, since its very dark and narrow. The cave is filled with lots of birds and bats. In the language Malayalam a bird is called "Pakshi" and uderground is called "Pathalam". Thus the name "Pakshipathalam" formed.
Nagarhola is a nearby tourist place which is situated in Karnataka state, and is a wild life sanctuary. There we can see animals like elephant, deers, monkeys, bison, pea-cocks, fox, jackals etc.