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Tamarind Thirunelly
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“Quite okay place”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

My friend and I was staying here one night with the intention to do some tiger safaris in the national park, which had closed just a few days before our arrival.

The hotel was clean and restaurant had good food, but we needed to give one hour notice, as we were the only customers that day.

Nothing bad to say, the temple is very close and bus connection is good both to Mysore and Kozhikode directions.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Kozhikode, India
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

KTDC Tamarind, Thirunelly is situated inside the forest area, with simple but clean rooms and bathrooms.With 24 hours hot water facility. Access from Kerala side is through Mananthavady town and from Karnataka is from the Kutta side.

The food is simple but tasty, one needs to order atleast 45 minutes in advance to get the same on time.
Nearby attractions include the Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary, the Nagarhole sanctuary.
Pakshipathalam (Bird's Haven), and the ancient Thriunelly temple is located very close to the hotel.
If one is looking at simple and basic accommodation with no frills attached, then KTDC Tamarind, Thirunelly is the place to stay.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Pune, India
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed in tamarind for 2 days to visit the temple. rooms are ok, worth for the money u spend (1500 per night). all rooms have AC, though we didnt use it since it was too cold in the night. Rooms are clean, especially the bathroom and if you leave the key at reception, the staff will clean the room and change the towels. There is no telephone available in the room incase you want to call for room service. Staff is friendly and food is excellent and reasonable price too. The way to hotel is stone paved and difficult to drive too. Hot water is available 24 hours, though power goes on and off, they have back up and tv and heater works too. Ample parking space, credit card not accepted, have to pay by cash. Bed tea/coffee is served in the room. 500 mtrs to the famous thirunelly temple.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

If it is Thirunelly, then it is Tamarind..Lovely location, friendly staff, good food. What else is required to make a trip memorable???
Rooms need to be repainted ( Staff promised that the works will be started soon- Govt. property's common curse). Overall it is highly recommended. Credit goes to staff !!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Awesome awesome awesome............... what a peaceful surrounding along with warm hospitality by resort staff and that too in a government owned property. It was more of a home away from home. A perfect place to stay with family.We traveled in a group of 5 (including an infant) and to our surprise they considered our requests like sterilizing baby feeding bottle, providing hot water at midnight.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Thirunelly is a temple destination with a 1000 year old temple dedicated to load vishnu . In all there are 4 places where you can stay . The Agrahram resorts , Himagiri homes KTDC and another small homestay .

We chose KTDC because it offered value for money . Rs 2400 approx for a double room . Although they have the best of location amongst all , a government appointed PWD architect has simply messed with the layout . You can hardly get glimpses of the magnificent Brahamagiri range from any of the rooms . Consolation - at three times the price the next door resort has even worst views of the hills .


They facilities in rooms are just enough . The Hotel complex is neat and hygienic .
The Hotel Staff was singularly warm and hospitable . Food options were limited but it was freshly prepared and delicious .

Places we did while staying here are Tholpatty wild life sanctuary , Kurava Island . Even nagarhole santuary in karnataka is close by .

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Stayed here for a night on 21st April 2012. The service offered by these three guys (Girish, Jagdeesh and Anil) is excellent.
Always smiling and take care of all your demands. The food was very good. The rooms were clean when we turned up at the hotel. Had taken two A/C rooms which costs 1400 + tax. When booked through the website, you get 10% discount.

The location is good - surrounded by forest. We saw herd of 6-7 wild elephants just 2-3KM away.

While they are awake, if power goes off - the generator is turned on. However in the late night, if power gets cut off, I don't think they turn on the generator as they would be sleeping.

As we wanted to go to early morning safari, we had asked for bed tea at 6am. It was provided on the dot at 6am.
We will surely stay here again when we visit wayanad.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Tamarind Thirunelly
Address: Kalpetta, Kalpetta 670646, India
Location: India > Kerala > Wayanad District > Kalpetta
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Ranked #20 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Kalpetta
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Hotel Class:2 star — Tamarind Thirunelly 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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