Devikulam

Why To Go

Devikulam is a southern India hill station situated beside the lake by the same name within a distance of 5km from another famous hilly township Munnar. This has a history in the ancient Ramayana where it has been depicted that Goddess Sita took a bath at Devikulam Lake. The town is a small hamlet of Indian state Kerala under the Idukki district. This town is situated at an elevation of 1800 metres from sea level on the Western Ghats Mountains. The velvety coverage of the green plants and the view of the lusty mountains are exotic, which is drawing a massive chunk of nature-loving tourists at this mountain station. Embellished with waterfalls, natural beauty and tea plantations, Devikulam has its own charm that attracts thousands of tourists. There is a lake named Sita Lake, which offers a picnic facility on its side and trout fishing also.

Travel Tips

The weather being cool and pleasant all year round, Devikulam is a perfect tourist destination all round the year. Take cotton clothes during the summertime visit. Light woollen clothes with good warm accessories are a must during wintertime. Rainy season makes this place greener than other seasons. Keep some rainproof clothes and shoes during the visit at that period. Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.

Things To Do

Fishing and nature walk are the two activities available for the tourists visiting this place. Pothamedu View is a lofty overlook with a tea plantation, offering panoramas of the valley landscape below. Dreamland fun and adventure is an Open-air family park with zip lines, camel rides, cablecars, mountain biking & a haunted house. Wonder Valley Adventure and amusement park is an Indoor or outdoor amusement park featuring ropes courses, rock climbing, paintball & a video arcade. Lockhart tea museum is an abode of various artifacts collected to reflect and, in turn, educate the present generations about the cultural, historical, and artistic works of the bygone era. Lockhart tea museum is one such place which places excites its visitors by providing a historical voyage through the development of one of the first plantations in Munnar. Try out some southern delicacies which are available here aplenty.

Getting Around

Auto rickshaw, cycle, and bikes are available on hire to explore this town. Others can hire rental cars also.

How To Reach

FLIGHT

No airports connect this city directly. The nearest airport is at Cochin, which is at a distance of 114 km and rented cars and buses can be availed to reach Devikulam from Cochin Airport which take around three and half an hour. Another airport at Madurai is 161 km away and from here it takes around four and a half to reach Devikulam. There are regular domestic and international flights connecting this place with other major metro cities of India.

TRAIN

There are railheads at Aluva, Kottayam, and Madurai situated at a distance of 115 km and 150 km and 150 km away, respectively. Trains of the Indian railway connect Ernakulam and Madurai on a daily basis.

ROAD

All the major southern cities are well-connected by road with Munnar. Public and private buses, AC deluxe coaches are available. Rental cars can also be hired. However, the journey is not very cosy and enjoyable since the roads are steep and are often curved and twisted.

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Surrounding Attractions

Munnar is the closest township from this place, which is visited by a large number of tourists from all over the world. Devi Lake, a beautiful waterbody is a must visit. Two wildlife zones are present that surround the region. They are Chinnar Wildelife Sanctuary and Eravikulam National Park. Elephants, leopards, gaur, Bengal tiger, Sambar deer, langurs, crocs and numerous birds inhabit these parks.There are numerous places to keep the visitors busy during their visit. Mattupeddy Dam and Mattupeddy Dairy Farm are 13km away from this township, which are easily accessible. Kundala Lake, Echo point, Tea museum, Sandalwood forest, Attukad waterfall, Lakkom waterfalls is another attraction of this place. Blossom International Park is complete with several activities like water cycling, boating, roller skating, etc.
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