Wayanad is well known for trekking and adventure activities. The activities start from visiting Banasura Sagar Dam, the largest dam in the country and the second largest in Asia, the archaic Edakkal Caves with ancient rock art, Chembara Peak, Kuruvadweep, Soochipara Falls, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Papanasini and more. This places to visit in Wayanad will introduce the mesmeric beauty of the dense forests, hillocks, swaying paddies and unhindered beauty of Wayanad.
Papanasini is a holy mountain stream which flows from the Brahmagiri Hills accessible around 1 km northwest of the Thirunelli temple premises. On your way to Papanasini from the Thirunelli temple, there is a small bridge and once you cross this bridge, you will reach a small Gundika temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
One dip in the cold Papanasini stream is believed to wash away all sins committed in a lifetime. The name Papanasini means "destroyer of all sins". It is further believed that Papanasini is the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Saraswathy. Devotees visit this place to bathe in the stream to relieve from all sins.
When you visit this place, have a comfortable and peaceful stay at the nearby hotel in Wayanad, the Wayanad Coffee Trail resort.