Kerala Devikulam Hill Station
Situated at an altitude of 1800 m above sea level Devikulum a hill station is located at a distance of 16 km from Munnar of the Idukki district of the Indian southern state of Kerela. Its natural beauty is pristine and sweet smell of the native flowers and exotic herbs makes it an ultimate destination for a nature lover. Devikulum literally means Devi, which refers to Sitadevi of the Ramayana and kulam means pond. Religious stories tells us that deviSita took bath of the lake. The lake is luxurious of its vegetative growth and the pond water is said to possess curing abilities along with the religious connection. Tamil is the widely spoken language. The added attraction is the Pallivasal Waterfall with its lush and exuberant vegetation of gum trees.
Another meaning of Devikulum is the goddesses’ lake. The mythical stories tells us that Sita and lord Rama visited this lake during their exile for fun and so it was named after them. Some stories clearly emphasis that the scenic beauty of the place was the attraction for them towards choosing it as a meeting place.
How To Reach
Kochi is the nearest airport at 130 kilometers and Mudurai is the second nearest at 142 kilometres.
The closest railway stations areKochi and Kottayam providing efficient travel services.
Roadways are of very good condition as they connect every part of Kerela . Buses, cabs and other public transport are available for sightseeing.
Places To Visit
Sita Devi Lake
The prime tourist attraction is Sita Devi Lake , a favourite picnic spot due to its natural ambience of trees, flower and singing birds.
The falling water with its pristine beauty attracts many tourists every year.
A favouritetourists attraction and a picnic place located nearby Devankulum allures a lot of tourists by its natural beauty.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
March to May is the summer season. Being hilly region temperatures range between 8C to 16C which is quite nice.
It experiences heavy rain between June and September . Rain is brought mainly by South-west monsoon.
From February to December is the winter season. It being the coldest the temperature range between 0C – 10C.
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Best Time To Visit
September to May is the best time to visit.
Language And Culture
Malayalam, Hindi and English are the chief language.
It has a mixed culture due to a lot of migration from Kerela and adjacent parts of Tamilnadu, Idukki ranks second of Kerela of terms of Tribal population. There are 74 of Thodupuzhg, 11 of Peermedu , 126 of Devikulum and 34 of udumbancholaTalukastotalling to 245 as a whole. They wear tropical Cottons, warm clothes and rain gear.
Las Palmas Munnar
This is located of the premises of Eravikulam National Park. It has both a food eatery and a fitness centre. Other services are round the clock room services etc.
Address: NH 49, Devikulam, IdukkiDist, Sukumar (RM), Munnar, Kerala, 685613 India
Spice Valley Resort
A de-stressing centre of the midst of nature soothes the body and the soul.
Address: Pothamed, Munnar, Kerala – 685612, India
Festivals And Activities
The three famous and well-known temples of Devikulam are the Ganesh, Ayennar and Mariyamman Temple. Among famous festivals one of the most important festivals of Devikulam involves offering rice and millets to the God of respective temples of the place.
Festivals generally include offerings of millet and rice to the deities of the temples. The Ganesha Temple, Mariyamman Temple, and Ayennar Temple are the important three.
Trout fishing: Its quite a popular past-time but require permission from the civic authorities. Baits of different kinds can be used. The TATA tea is responsible for it.
The mountain path and the lush green forests are perfect for trekking. The fresh , aromatic mountain air, the colourful gum trees and the deluge of plant and animal life alleviates the interest of the trekkers
Situated on AluvaMunnar Road, close to RamaswamyIyer dam. The hotels is very well maintained and sufficient stocks of everything is found here. Cochin airport is just 110kilometres away.
Address: KannanDevan Hills, Munnar Town, Kerela, India
A quaint yellow building with maroon grass trimmings and a verdant lawn greets you. Started of 1987 it has a facade of a big bungalow.
Address: KannanDevan Hills, Munnar Town, Munnar, India
Transport facilities are limited as no regular bus routes are present. Around 12 families possess a motorbike and about 33%owns a bicycle. Men are the sole drivers of motorbikes so women, children and the elderly generally have to walk to their destination. Devikulam also lacks a stationery shop, therefore residents have to travel to Nadukuppam (4km) for their food, educational purposes, and other utilities.
Only one family has a tractor while ten families own bullock carts for their transportation and farm needs.
No shopping centres, though tea and aromatic spices can be taken home as memoirs.