Literally meaning "the pond or lake of the Devi", Devikulam is a small hill station in the state of Kerala where the possibility of getting mesmerized by its sheer scenic grandeur is a rule rather than an exception. The town is situated in the Idukki District of Kerala, 1800 metres above sea level & 16 Km from Munnar. This idyllic hill station of Devikulam with its breath-taking locales, velvet lawns and the cool fresh air is famous for its softly gushing waterfalls that cascade from steep heights and the unique flora and fauna.Legend has it that Sita of the Ramayana fame came here and bathed in the waters of the lake in Devikulam hills. The lake draws many tourists not just for its sacredness but also the curative powers of its mineral water.Other than the beautiful scenery, Devikulam hill station also offers opportunity for mountaineering, hill climbing and nature trekking, not to mention of it being a popular picnic spot.
Sita Devi lake in Devikulam hill station, as it is now known, is a definite must for spiritual & physical rejuvenation. Not far away from the lake is the spectacular Pallivasal Waterfalls that is frequented by picnickers. For the animal lover in you, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary near the hill station of Devikulam offers a chance to see elephants, sambars, leopards, and gaurs in their natural habitat. You can also spot the highly endangered species of the Grizzled Giant Squirrel and the Star Tortoise here. Besides these natural sceneries, one can also visit the ruins of Mangalam Devi temple nearby with its magnificient views. The Marayur sandal forest around the hill station is an added attraction too. Close to the forest are the ancient Sanyasi Caves, a popular tourist destination near Devikulam.
The Mattupetty Lake, which is nestled in the tea estates, offers a marvellous view of the mist-layered hills and offers scope for exciting excursions. With its steep hills & off beaten tracks, Devikulam offers ample opportunity for rock climbing & trekking. For those with an interest in fishing, the Sita Devi lake in the hill station offers trout fishing.
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