Wayanad has been a prominent religious destination and its importance lies very closely linked to its temples. The Thirunelly temple, Jain temples at Sulthan Bathery and Panamaram and Valliyoorkav at Mananthavady date back in history to the 12th to 16th centuries and the temples show that Wayanad was a habitat of mankind and place of civilization even in very old times. These temples are the living testimony of the cultural heritage of Wayanad. D.T.P.C arranges conducted tour to these centres.
Known as 'Thekkan Kasi', of Kerala, Thirunelly Temple is a beautiful temple set on the banks of the Papanasini River; it is believed that people can wash out their sins by immersing themselves here in the waters of the river Papanasini, running crystal clear downhill. Thirunelly is 77 km from Vythiri Meadows.
It is 37 km from Vythiri Meadows. The 10 day festival during the month of March-April is very famous.
This temple is devoted for Anantha Natha Swami, one of the saints of Jainism faith and it is 17 km from Vythiri Meadows.
The famous church is 24 km from Vythiri Meadows. This is a Latin Catholic church in the name of 'Our Lady of Lourdes'. The church festival is celebrated in the month of January.
The oldest mosque in Wayanad (300 years old) is situated 27 km from Vythiri Meadows, near Padinjarathara. It is a popular place of worship, attracting not just Muslim pilgrims but worshipers of other faiths as well.