Devikulam Hill Station
143 kms from Kochi district
Sita Devi Lake, Chinar Wildlife
Best Time to Visit :
September to May
Where is Devikulam?
is a small town that lies to the south west of Munnar in the Idukki
district. Devikulam is situated about 16 kms from Munnar. The place is
provided as a small hill station in the southern state of India, that is
Introducing Devikulam Kerala
The beautiful hill resort is known for its natural beauty. Devikulam is
gifted with beautiful lawns, rich flora and fauna, some adventurous mountain
treks and a popular mineral water lake. Affluent forests, tea plantations
and a clean atmosphere, far from city hustle and bustle makes it an ideal
Devikulam India has been named after a lake; the word Devikulam means a lake or a
pond of the Devi, the Devi referred being Goddess Sita. Legend has it that
Goddess Sita once bathed in the waters of this lake. The lake water is
believed to have great healing power. It also supports trout fishes which
makes angling a great amusement here. The weather remains pleasant through
out the year.
Attractions in and around Devikulam
Sita Devi Lake :
The mineral water lake that spurts its
water over the rolling hills is a wonderful picnic spot. The lake has been
named after Goddess Sita and is believed to have curative powers. The lake
forms one of the many sacred sites for Hindu pilgrims, in Kerala.
Tea Plantations :
The tree plantations that are spread in
and around Devikulam further define the beauty and that too in its own
terms. The tea estates is a common feature of the hills of Devikulam.
Chinar Wildlife Sanctuary :
the wildlife sanctuary,
although some 50 kms from Devikulam is a good place and worth a drive from
Devikulam. The sanctuary features many wild species including elephants,
leopards, sambars, gaurs, etc.
Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala that lies in vicinity of
Devikulam. The place like Devikulam presents lush forests, tea plantation
and quality bred live stock.
Stay at Devikulam
Provided at Devikulam is a Guest House that is run by the state tourism
department. The guest house makes up for a nice stay and caters well to the
needs of the tourists.
There are a number of facilities available for the nearby hill station
Munnar and Devikulam most of the times relies on them. There is a bus
station located some 18 kms that provides long distance travel. The nearest
railway station is at Kottayam, about 135 kms from Devikulam.
Devikulam Tour Packages
Features : The tour package
provides for a true nature and wildlife tour through some popular
destinations of Kerala. A hike through Munnar and its adjacent hills
unfolds the beauty of the nature. The tour further leads to the beaches,
historic places and backwaters of Kerala. The places covered in the tour
include Cochin, Periyar, Kumarakom, Kovalam and more.
Features : The trail begins
from popular hill station of Kerala, Munnar and proceed further to other
destinations. There is a hike from Anamudi, Silent Valley, along the
Western Ghats and into the coastline destinations. The places visited
consist of Trivandrum, Thekkady, Cochin, Alappuzha, Kovalam and Munnar.
Features : The package
intends to cover most at Kerala, encompassing the natural beauty,
experience of backwaters, spice towns, hill stations, wildlife and some
popular shrines. The treks in the at Munnar and nearby hills makes it an
exciting tour. The destinations explored include Quilon, Alleppey,
Cochin, Munnar, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom and Kovalam.