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.
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 Hotels and Home-stays are the best options. However, make sure to pre-book your accommodation.
Local taxis or car rentals are the best way to travel the expansive distances.
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.