Thirunelli Temple is set on the backdrop of the charming Brahmagiri mountain region and is on the ancient temples devoted to Lord Vishnu. The temple is also known as Sahyamala Kshetram and is surrounded by forests and mist-covered hills. The Kashi of South, Thirunelli temple is the only temple where devotees can carry out rituals that relate from birth, death, and life after death. The Papanasini river lies closer to the temple. A walk to the river is tedious but memorable. The majority of the visitors are devotees who come to perform ancestral ceremonies.
Holy rock and Gunnika, the cave temple are attractions of the temples. The magnificence and scenic beauty of the temple increase spiritual experiences and are unavoidable.