Devikulam, a dainty town, sixteen kilometers southwest of Munnar consist of
irresistibly green slopes touching the sky at a thousand metres and its
silent clusters of slender red and blue gum trees. It has a lovely little
lake hidden within the rolling hills. The idyllic hill station with its
velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air offers a rare
experience to visitors. The Sita Devi Lake is an ideal place for trout
According to a legend, Sita Devi, the holy consort of Lord Rama, came down
to frolic in the lake and the place came to be spoken about as
'Devikulam'(meaning the lake of the goddess), ever since.
green slopes touching the sky at a thousand metres. Silent clusters of
slender red and blue gum trees. A lovely, little lake hidden within the
rolling hills. This is Devikulam. A dainty town sixteen kilometres southwest
A perfect picture of fairy-tale enchantment. The legend has it that once
Sita Devi, the holy consort of Lord Rama, came down to frolic in the lake
and the place came to be spoken about as 'Devikulam' (meaning the lake of
the goddess), ever since.
You may enjoy the crisp and cool mountain air throughout the year at
The hill resort of Devikulam is sixteen kilometers southwest of Munnar at
an amazing altitude of 1800 m above sea level.
Travel Attractions of Devikulam
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
is the famous Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary at a distance of 50 km from
Devikulam. In the sanctuary you may spot the Elephants, leopards, gaurs,
sambars besides the highly endangered species of the Grizzled Giant Squirrel
and the Star Tortoise. You may even climb up the watchtower and enjoy the
wondrous vistas of the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Thoovanam Falls on
the river Chinnar are the other must checkout in the sanctuary.
Wrapped in the tea estates is the Mattupetty. The views of the mist clad
mountains and the hillocks from the Mattupetty Lake are breathtakingly
beautiful. The rains add to the charm or the already captivating Mattupetty
The ascent to Devikulam from Kochi of 149 km takes 4 and ½ hours
whereas from Kottayam you are there at Devikulam that is 132 km away in 4
While in Devikulam you may reside in the Guest House run by the Government
that offers a comfortable stay to the tourists.