Agraharam Resorts is located at Thirunelli, 135 kms from Kozhikode, 120kms from Mysore and 250 kms from Bangalore. You can reach the resort only by road. When coming from outside Wayanad, the most convenient railhead is Calicut. From there proceed to Mananthavady and then to Thirunelli by taxi or bus. The total distance from Calicut is 135 kms when cominig through Koyileri - Mananthavady road. It becomes 140 kms, when coming through 4th mile - Mananthavady road. The nearest airport is Karipur near Calicut, 170 kms away.
From Calicut The journey to Thirunelli unravels the ravishing beauty of the high ranges of Kerala. From Calicut, after an hour travel along National Highway 212, the climbs with hair- pin curves start, which amaze any traveller. There are nine hair pin bends. The sight from the ninth hair pin bend is marvellous. You can see the valleys of Calicut district as in a mirror. From there, passing Vythiri and Chundale towns, you reach Kalpetta, which is the head quarters of Waynad district. After two kms from Kalpetta town, the road deviates left to Mananthavady, a medium town, always laden with the scent of spices.
From Kannur The journey is through Koothuparamba, Nedumpoyil, Periya, Thalappuzha and Mananthavady. The distance is 121 kms to the resort. There is a shorter route through Kelakam, Kottiyur, Boy's Town and Manathavady.
From Mananthavady, drive another 10 kms along the Mysore road to reach a small town called Kattikulam. From Kattikulam, the journey is through thick forest. The canopy of the trees provides an eerie coolness to the journey. This forest which is teeming with variety of flora and fauna offers a feast for nature lovers. Jumbo gangs trampling the bamboo bushes are a common sight on the way to Thirunelli. However, these pachyderms pay little attention to your presence when they move in group. Yet, you should be a little cautious while driving after dusk. Occasionally other wild animals like bison, spotted deer, Malabar giant squirrel and so on also emerge from the wilderness only to vanish in seconds into the dense jungle. Peacocks and some rare species of birds are also seen in this tropical forest. To reach Thirunelli you have to take a left turn at Thettu Road junction which is 8 kms away from Kattikulam. From Thettu Road junction drive another 12.5 kms to see the sign board of Agraharam Resorts on the left side. Agraharam Resorts is infact located 500 mts ahead of Thirunelli town.
From Bangalore When coming from Bangalore side, before reaching Mysore town, you reach at the junction Sreeranagapatanam. From there proceed 3 more kms along the same road. Then turn towards KRS Road and reach Vrindavan Junction. From there take left road to reach Hunsur. (Please note that from Vrindavan junction the right deviation is towards Vrindavan gardens). From Vrindavan junction the distance to Hunsur is 28 kms. From Mysore ring road (10 kms after Srirangapatnam junction) also you can come to K.R.S Road and enter Hunsur road.
At Hunsur, immediately after the KSRTC bus stand, take a left turn towards H.D Kotta road. Since the Hunsur road is very broad, the deviation to H.D Kotta may not arrest your attention. (Please note that the road to right is towards Kushalnagar). Hunsur-H.D Kotta distance is 32 kms. But you travel only 8 kms along this road. Then take a right turn towards Rajiv Gandhi National Park (old Nagarhole National Park). At the forest checkpost you have to sign to proceed further. From the checkpost drive one more hour to reach Kutta (near the Karnataka border). Please maintain a speed limit of 30-40 kms per hour along this road, since animals like deer may leap across. The drive through the forest is a very pleasant experience. This road ends near Kutta police station. There you enter the Mananthavady road. At this junction, take left, and drive another 2 more kms to reach the Kerala-Karnataka border called Tholpetty. (Note that Kutta town is on the right side 600 metres from Kutta police station).
From the border, you may drive another 7.4 kms along the Mananthavady road to reach a desolate junction called Thetturoad Junction (landmark - a lone tea stall, a forest quarters and sign boards to Thirunelli temple). At this junction take a ‘U’ turn towards right and drive 12.5 kms straight, till you see the sign board of Agraharam Resorts, on the left side.
Please note: (From Thetturoad junction, when you drive almost 7 kms. there is a right tar road towards Appappara. Don’t go along that road. From this junction when you drive 3 kms straight, you may see the signboard of Thirunelli police station on the left side. Don't go along this left road. From police station junction, you further drive 2.5 kms straight to reach our signboard).
Please note: The entry to Rajiv Gandhi National Park is allowed only upto 5 pm and exit only upto 6 pm. If you are coming to Hunsur after 5 pm, instead of taking Rajiv Gandhi National Park road, you can arrive Kutta through Gonikuppa town. Distance from Hunsur to Gonikuppa is 44kms. From Gonikuppa drive another 6 kms to reach Ponnampetta. From there drive another 32 kms to reach Kutta town. From there, you further proceed as said earlier.
From Mysore When coming from Mysore you may drive almost 105 kms upto Kattikulam along the Mysore - Manathavady road which passes through Handpost and Bavali. In this route after Handpost (near H.D. Kotta) the main road is diverted through the village area for about 15 kms. That portion of the road is comparatively bad. The small town Bavali is in the Karnataka - Kerala border. From Bavali it is 7 kms to Kattikulam. When you reach Kattikulam junction you may take a right turn and drive 8 kms to Thetturoad, a junction in the middle of the forest. From there drive another 12.5 kms to the sign board of Agraharam.
Distance from Agraharam
Calicut Railway station -137 kms
Mysore Railway station -120 kms
Calicut (Karippur) airport - 161 kms
Bangalore airport - 260 kms
How to reach Thirunelli
Bangalore (Sriranga Patanam - Hunsur - Kutta - Resort) - 250 kms
Bangalore (Mysore - Handpost - Bavali - Kattikulam - Resort) - 260 kms
Mysore ( Hunsur - Kutta - Resort) - 120 kms
Mysore (Handpost - Bavali - Kattikulam - Resort) - 129 kms
Sulthanbathery (Beenachi - Kenichira - Nadavayal - Panamaram - Mananthavady - Resort) - 69 kms
Calicut (Kalpetta - Panamaram - Valliyurkav - Mananthavadi - Resort) - 135 kms
Calicut (Kalpetta - Panamaram - 4th mile- Mananthavadi - Resort) - 141 kms
Tellichery (Koothuparamba - Nedumpoyil - Periya - Mananthavadi - Resort) - 110 kms
Kannur (Koothuparamba - Nedumpoyil - Periya - Mananthavadi - Resort) - 121 kms
Madikkeri (Gonikuppa - Kutta - Resort)- 108 kms
Gonikuppa (Kutta - Resort) - 58 kms
Salem (Chamaraja Nagar - Gundalpet - Sulthan Bathery - Resort) - 325 kms
Ootty (Gudalur - Sulthan Bathery - Resort) - 165 kms
Coimbathore (Palakkad - Calicut - Resort) - 313 kms
Cochin (Trichur - Calicut - Resort)- 324 kms.
|Summer||February - May||20°C - 28°C|
|Monsoon||June - September||19°C - 23°C|
|Winter||October - January||17°C - 22°C|
The weather promises blue sky and bright sun during Summer. Heavy rains and shrill winds are from June to August.
Rain clouds hurrying from the surrounding hills is a fascinating sight during monsoon.