In Kerala, there exists an extremely scenic hill station called “Devikulam” located approximately 5 kilometers from Munnar in the Idukki District. It’s picture perfect landscapes and beautiful waterfalls are major reasons why this hill station is a perfect tourist hot spot. The presence of beautiful hills and lush green meadows adds more beauty to Devikulam. This hill station is an ideal location for nature lovers due to the wide range of flora and fauna available. This beautiful tourist hotspot is also a perfect location to indulge in outdoor activities such as trekking and trout fishing. Devikulam is also the gateway Munnar another tourist destination. So if you are an ardent nature lover or someone who loves an adventure then “Devikulum” is a destination that you need to visit.
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How to reach Devikulam ?
The nearest stations to Devikulam are Kochi (150 km) and Kottayam (130). Bus and taxi services to Kochi and Kottayam are available for tourists.
A number of state transport bus services and private bus services are available from Kochi and Kottayam to Devikulam.
The nearest airport is the Kochi International Airport which is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Chennai.
Climate and the best time to visit Devikulam
The climate throughout the year is extremely pleasant. The temperature during summer months of March to the end of May ranging from 8 degrees to 16 degrees. During winter which begins in December and ends in February the temperature ranges from 0 degrees to 10 degrees. While the monsoon season begins in June and ends in September. The rainfall received during monsoon is substantial. With summer season in this hill station being pleasant the best time to visit is from March to the end of May.
Places To Visit Around Devikulam
Pallivasal Falls: This small and beautiful waterfall is a major attraction of Devikulam. It has a scenic environment that offers a perfect spot for picnicking.
Sita Devi Lake: Sita Devi Lake is also called Devikulam Lake. It has a thermal water spring and is considered very sacred by the Hindus.
Thoovanam Falls: This is another superb waterfall that gets its water from the Chinnar River. The waterfall although inaccessible can be viewed from the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary: Set up in 1984 for protecting the endangered grizzled squirrel, the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary offers shelter to spotted deer, monkeys, peacock, sambar, and elephants. Other than the grizzled giant squirrel, tourists might also encounter the star tortoise.
Mattupetty Lake: This lake has a very tranquil surrounding with vast plantations all around. The Mattupetty dam here is an ideal spot for picnicking. The lofty peaks and the spice gardens provide a picturesque backdrop. Boating facilities are also available on the lake.
Anayirankal Lake: This lake has a perfect setting for relaxing with families or friends. Encompassed by beautiful tea gardens and dense woods, Anayirankal Lake is one of the favorite picnic spots for tourists coming to Devikulam.
Other places of interest include Munnar, Idukki, Vagamon, Malayattoor, Chottanikkara, Kochi, and Kottayam. These locations also provide good options as weekend getaways from Devikulam.