Wayanad Hiking & Nirvana Cave Exploration

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Explore the mystic caves called the 'Abyss of the Birds' where Yogis once meditated to attain Nirvana! The 12 kilometre walk is through forests and hills. Truly enchanting! (8 hours)

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Some Great Reasons To Choose This:

  • Guided trek through grasslands, hills & forests
  • Descent into mystical Pakshipathalam caves!
  • Spot several species of birds!
  • Trek graded - difficult, but rewards - sublime!
  • See ancient Vishnu temple in dense forest!
  • Wayanad Hiking & Nirvana Cave Exploration

    Begin the trek early at 7 AM to ensure that you get back before nightfall when the wildlife roam the trail. Walk through forests along mountain slopes, across ridges on to steep climbs and onwards plateaus. Few things bring joy like the sense of achievement one feels after a long arduous trek. However, when such a trek takes you through the Brahmagiri Hills, valleys and forests to the depths of mystic caves, the pleasures are manifold! Our guide is well-versed in the history and folklore of the area and will have the necessary forest entry permits ready for you. Remember to maintain silence so as to not frighten the birds and animals in the surroundings.

    In the afternoon descent into the depths of the caves. It is an experience like no other, unique in its ancient history of meditating Yogis and its current status as home to a large number of birds including the Edible-nest Swiflet! See bats on the cave walls, and observe how the rocks  are laid out to make this maze of caves. Take in the quiet splendour of the place and understand why this peaceful place was perfect for Ascetics to seek something as elusive as Nirvana! 

    Head back to civilisation before dusk and end with a stop at the ancient Vishnu temple at Thirunelli, which is is famed for its architecture. The best part about this remote temple is that you are still inside the forest and surrounded by mountains! Our guide will regale you with temple history and legends on the way back!


    • All forest entry and other Permit fees
    • First Aid kit
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Water/Snacks


    • Transportation (We can provide for extra cost with pick-up from anywhere in Wayanad)
    • Photography charges if any
    • Personal expenses
    • Accommodation & meals
    • Service Tax


    1. Book for a minimum of  2 people and a maximum of 15
    2. Can be booked for a single person but minimum cost apply
    3. Duration - 8 hours
    4. Not available during monsoon season
    5. Packed meal can be provided at an extra charge
    6. Remember to not make noise to disturb the animals and birds
    7. Do not leave behind any plastic
    8. Begin trek by 7:00 - 7:30 AM 
    9. Return before dusk as the animals tend to roam the area at nightfall
    10. Activity level - Difficult 

    Things to carry & what to wear

    • Cap, sunscreen
    • Trekking shoes or jungle boots
    • Water bottles
    • Jacket
    • Electric torch with extra battery cells


    • Wayanad->Meenangadi-Panamaram road->Kalpetta-Mananthavadi Road->Panamaram->Cherukattoor->Kattikkulam->Appappara->Thirunelly Road->Thirunelly bus stop->Thirunelly Temple (meeting Point )
  • Minimum Number: 2
  • Maximum Number: 15
  • TimeStart: 7:30
  • Quick Summary of Inclusions: All Necessary Equipment
  • Quick Summary of Exclusions: Hot & Cold Drinks
  • Duration in Minutes: 400
  • Suitable for: Great for Large Groups, Great for Small Groups, Hen and Stag Parties, Staff Day Out, Team Building Event, Youth Groups
  • Not Suitable for: Pacemaker Carriers, People with heart conditions, Pregnant Women, Visually Impaired People, Wheelchair Users
  • What You Need: Change of Clothes, Old Clothes, PhotoID, Proof of Age, Towel, Walking Boots

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