Savvy travelers often use Thirunelly as a springboard for further explorations. This sought-after tourism region possesses a treasure-trove of wonderful attractions. Pinangode and Gonikoppal are two more places worth seeing while you're in Kerala.
Mysore, is another good place to explore. It is around 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Thirunelly and offers a great selection of things to see, for example Mysore Zoo, Somnathpur Keshava Temple and Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery. Mysore has plenty to offer travelers willing to hang around a little longer. Chamundi Temple, Sriranganathaswamy and Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary are some of the other attractions not to miss.
When the weather is begging you spend the day outdoors, why not take the chance to explore Kerala's open-air markets and gardens?. The most rewarding places for tourists to visit when they first arrive in a place they have never been are the spots that provide a window into the local culture. Head to Kerala's craft workshops and theaters.
This area has some great places for swimming, so ensure you leave time to fit that in. Fishing is another watersport here. If you believe the perfect break is working up a sweat in wild places, then sign up for one of the hiking or mountain biking excursions this region has to offer.
The closest major airport, Calicut International Airport, is located in Kozhikode, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the south of Thirunelly, so take that into account when booking your trip.