Thirunelli temple the holy emotion of Wayanad is also known as Amalaka Temple, Northern Kasi and Southern Gaya. No proper records of the exact dates of establishment of the temple has been maintained. But it is beyond dispute that this place is was once an important town and pilgrim centre in the middle of inaccessible jungle valley surrounded by four sides by mountains. Many pilgrims reach the place seeking deliverance and balitharpanam . This place is reachable by road. There are regular bus service from Mananthavady to Tirunelli Temple. The route is Mananthavady to Kattikulam ( 10 km) and from Kattikulam to Thettu it is about 8 km and from Thettu road junction take left to Thirunelli of about 13 km.