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Devikulam Hill Station

Devikulam Hill Station

Devikulam Hill Station
March 20
06:55 2013

Hill Stations in Kerala – DEVIKULAM

Introduction

The ancient land founded by the legendary mythological figure Rishi Parashuram, blessed with emerald backwaters and gold and silver beaches is Kerala- God’s own country. With the Arabian Sea on the west and the Western Ghats on its east, Kerala is a treasure trove of indigenous cultural practices and art forms that have mesmerized people all over the world. Be it the age old Kathakali or the newly rediscovered Mohiniattyam or the knowledge of Ayurveda. Basking in the generosity of the sun and rain the climate of Kerala supports a lush vegetation including the famous spices and a wide array of wildlife unlike anywhere else in the country. This miraculously unspoiled serene wilderness is all nature lovers’ paradise and rapidly gaining momentum as a popular tourist hub in and around the country. Though shadowed by the fabled beauty of the beaches and backwaters, the hill stations in Kerala on the Western Ghats are the repository of a different kind of wealth displayed in oblivion and irrespective of human interest. Huddled among green slopes of rubber and tea plantations, Devikulam is an idyllic trekker’s paradise. Hidden safely away from the pollution and also the crowd of the city, the crystal transparent atmosphere around Devikulam beckons you with the promise of an exotic ingenious holiday.

About Devikulam

Located 16 km south west of Munnar at an altitude of 1800 m, Devikulam meaning the lake of the goddess, derived its name from the goddess Sita. Legend has it that Sita and her husband lord Rama, from the Ramayana, came down to frolic in the mountain lake here. That lake has been christened Sitadevi Lake after the goddess. The emerald waters of the lake hidden behind green slopes, gives you reason enough to believe and know why the goddess chose this place of many others- she must have mistaken it for heaven.

Tourist Attractions

  • Sitadevi lake
  • Trout fishing in the lake
  • Pallivasal waterfall
  • Tea plantations
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mangala Devi temple
  • Marayur sandal forests

Accommodations Available at Devikulam

The Govt. owned Guest House at Devikulam ensures comfortable stay in the midst of the misty slopes of the Western Ghats.

How to Reach Devikualam

Devikulam can be reached from both Kottayam and Kochi. The distance from Kochi is 149 km (4 hr drive) and that from Kottayam is 132 km (4 ½ hr drive).

Travel Tips

The climate is mild with a slight chill after nightfall so carry cotton shawls and jackets.

If you want to fish in the lake seek permission from Tata Tea.

Enjoy treks along the hill slopes away from the metal road.

Get more details on specific hill stations by clicking links below:

1. Idukki Hill Station 2. Munnar Hill Station
3. Devikulam Hill Station 4. Ponmudi Hill Station
5. Attappady Hill Station 6. Peerumedu Hill Station
7. Vagamon Hill Station 8. Wayanad Hill Station

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