Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, December 5, 2022

Devikulam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devikulam is a small hill station about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Munnar in the Idukki district of the southern state of Kerala, India. It lies 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level. The name Devikulam is a conjunction of the words “Devi”, from the goddess Devi and “kulam”, meaning pond. Its velvet lawns and vast range of exotic flora and fauna have made it a must visit spot for all who are in the vicinity.

 

 

 

According to legend, the goddess Sita Devi of the Ramayana epic bathed in the beautiful Devikulam lake waters surrounded by lush, green hills, now named Sita Devi Lake. The lake draws tourists not only because of its sacredness but also for the curative powers of its mineral waters. Most of the inhabitants in this town speak Malayalam and Tamil. Nearby, are the scenic Pallivasal Waterfalls, dense green tea plantations, and the natural vegetation of slim red, blue and yellow gum trees.

 

 

 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devikulam

https://www.keralatourism.org/destination/devikulam-hills-munnar/132