A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala.
This quaint little hill-station located at an altitude 1800 m above sea level is best known for its mythical Sita Devi Lake, rolling hills, waterfalls and its innumerable tea and spice plantations. The Sita Devi Lake which offers prime attraction to the area is said to have been bathed in by Goddess Sita and hence assumes immense religious importance. Other than the lush green surroundings and breath taking views, the Palivasal Waterfalls, Thoovanam falls and the tea plantations are places to visit.
Local Hotels and Home-stays are the best options. However, make sure to pre-book your accommodation.
Velvet Lawns. Cool Mountains. Mineral Lake. Picturesque Surroundings. Exotic Flora and Fauna. Picnic Spot. Trekking and Hiking.
Might get crowded in summers, when locals take weekend trips to Munnar and Devikulam.
Ideal for group travellers, friends, family getaways and couples for picnics. Perfect location for adventure enthusiasts, photo fanatics, history buffs, pilgrims and also for individuals who enjoy fishing.
Devikulam is a place where one can relish the local Malayalee cuisine which is easily available. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparaations are abundant. Besides, local grocery stores will also offer local biscuits, cakes, chips etc. Alcohol is easily available. Try local varities of snacks such as banana chips, jackfruit chips, kozhallappam, param-puri etc.; readily available in these stores.
Local taxis or car rentals are the best way to travel the expansive distances.
Day 1: Arrive in Devikulam and start your tour with visiting the famed Sita Devi Lake where Goddess Sita once bathed. The lake is famous for its piousness as well as curable powers of its mineral water for treating skin ailments. You can go trout fishing at this lake as well. Head to the Mangalam Devi Temple located 15 km from Thekkady located 1337 meter above the sea level on a hillock of the town. Tour the temple and indulge in some spiritual tranquillity in search of divinity and Solace of Nature.
Day 2: Head to visit the Mattupetty Lake along with Kundala Lake to have some wholesome experience of speed boating, peddling and slower watercrafts. You can later head to the tea gardens located near the Anayirankal Lake surrounded by the lush green dense vegetation and forest. You can trek and hike here to activate your inner soul of adventure enthusiast.
Day 3: Head to the famed Chinnnar Wildlife sanctuary and find solace in the Natural walk in amidst the dense forest and exotic flora and fauna. In the evening you may want to spectate the majestic and magnificent Thoovanam Waterfall fed by River Pambar, where many birds and animals come to find their respite.
Concealed 9 km away from the resort town of Munnar, Devikulam is a small picturesque town surrounded by astounding views of Pallivasal Waterfalls and Sita Devi Lake. As per the folklore, Goddess Sita once bathed in the Devikulam lake and hence the destination is named after her. The beautiful Sita Devi Lake is famous for its mineral water highly acclaimed for treating skin ailments and its circumcised ecstatic view of nature. Trekking, hiking, rock climbing, and fishing are few of the adventure activities that are main magnetic gambol of this quaint destination. Apart from this, Devikulam is a religious retreat for all the pilgrims serving them with beautifully engraved Mariamman Temple, Mangalam Devi Temple, and Ayyanar Temple. The destination also takes pride in cultivating art in the form of sand painting using rice powder renownedly known as "Kolam" in Devikulam.
Carry warm woolens for winters. Also, carry umbrellas for the occasional downpour. Do make sure that you buy some spiced tea from stalls dotting the plantations.