If you are bored of traversing through the
tranquil backwaters of Kerala and wants to experience cool breeze of lush
mountains then come to devikulam. With its dense jungle and high mountains,
devikulam is an important tourist destination of Kerala, the God's own
devikulam is a famous hill station and a taluk (block), positioned at a
height of 1800 m above sea level in the Idukki district of Kerala. Literally
meaning, devikulam is the lake(kulum) of the Goddess (devi). According to a
legend, Goddess Sita, consort of Lord Rama has once bath in the placid water
of devikulam lake during their stay in the nearby forest. Due to Goddess
Sita, devikulam lake is also known as Sita Devi Lake.
Mother Nature has showered her immense love on devikulam and decorated this
place with numerous natural charms. It is surrounded by Pallivasal
Waterfalls and Mattupetty Lake. Vast spice and coffee plantation are also
prime attraction of devikulam.
devikulam is a trekker's paradise. The forested area, nearby mountainous
terrain and verdant woods beckons trekkers from all across the country.
Abundance of flora and fauna woos the trekkers and make their laborious
trekking expedition a memorable experience.
This picturesque cool resort is located just 16 km south-west of Munnar
down the Munnar- Kumily Highway. It is very easy to reach devikulam. Both
the nearest airport and railway station to devikulam is at Kochin which is
just 4 ½ hours drive. Regular bus and taxi services are available from
Munnar, Madurai, and Coimbatore.
Idukki town is nearby attraction of devikulam. This rugged
mountainous and forested region is famous tourist destination of Kerala.
Idukki is famous for the first double curvature Arch dam in India and has a
wildlife sanctuary. Idukki town also has a large reservoir formed by three
dams namely Idukki, Kulamavu and Cheruthony dam.
Located 55 K.M from Idukki Town at an altitude of 1524m in
above the sea level, Munnar is also a nearby hill station to devikulam.
Munnar is a visual retreat and offers a spectacular picture of confluence of
three mountain streams namely Kannimalayar, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Waterways and Anamudi, the highest peak of south India available in Munnar
provides an awesome scope for boating and mountaineering respectively.
Another nearby attraction to devikulam(50 km away) is Chinnar Wildlife
Sanctury. With a sandalwood forest at the end, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
falls away as a thorny, rain-shadowed scrub jungle which is unique in
Kerala. Located around 60 km north of devikulam, Chinnar wildlife sanctuary
is a home for diverse flora and fauna. This wildlife sanctuary is home to
endangered species of both the grizzled giant squirrel and star tortoise
along with large population of gaur. Deep within the sanctuary, there is
massive Thkoovanam falls on the river Chinnar, which also offers a wonderful
Mangalam Devi Temple
Mangalam Devi Temple is an ancient temple, located 15 km from Thekkady. The
ruins of this Pandyan style temple is positioned amidst dense forest at the
top of a 1337 m peak and gives a magnificent view. On the occasion of Chaitra
Purnima', this temple is bedecked and visitors are allowed to enter. It is
also a nearby attraction to devikulam.
Kumily is a border town, positioned just north of Chinnar Wildlife
Sanctuary at Kerala- Tamilnadu border. Located just 4km from Thekkady town,
Kumily is a busy town having numerous spice shops. A boat trip on the
tranquil lake of Kumily town is the best way to have a close look on the
wildlife of the park.
Other Places of Interest:
» Eravikulam National Park
Accommodation in devikulam:
» Las Palmas Munnar:
» Autumn Trees:
» Hotel Dream Falls Munnar:
» Forest Haven Resort:
» Sree Sailam Homestay:
» Pavitharm Homestay: