Devikulam, located at a distance of around 7km from Munnar is an idyllic hill station. With its wide range of exotic flora and fauna, velvet lawns and the cool mountain breeze gives tourists a rare experience. The Devikulam Lake nearby is ideal for trout fishing.Here`s an ideal spot to escape the summer heat or enjoy the winter, set as it is amid the fragrance of cardamom, cloves and trimmed tea plants. Devikulam, the scenic small town near the hill station of Munnar in Idukki, charms tourists with a variety of attractions.
A few kilometers away from the famous hill station, and also surrounded by other tourism spots such as Pallivasal waterfalls, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and Mattupetty lake, it is a worthy add-on for a multiple-day trip, while also being a perfect setting for a one-day picnic. Devikulam`s primary claim to fame is the Sita Devi mineral water lake. It is believed that Lord Rama`s consort Sita bathed in the crystal clear lake while the couple was in exile. Devi refers to Sita and Kulam means lake in Malayalam.
While its mythological significance draws many pilgrims to the spot, the mineral water of the lake is bottled and taken home by many visitors. Tourists also engage themselves in trout fishing here. The place is about 1,800 m above the sea level and the language largely spoken is Tamil, besides Malayalam. Being covered by a variety of flora and fauna, it boasts of slim gum trees of various colours such as red, blue and yellow, many flowering shrubs and chirping birds that turn our mood lively. No wonder, the place is an emerging Kerala Honeymoon spot.
With the permission of estate owners, tourists can also check out plantations of spices and tea. The lush green mountains here, which are blessed with pure air, are also a haven of trekkers. Devikulam`s greatness is also that it`s climate is pleasant throught the year. This means even strenuous activities like trekking do not leave one weary, but refreshed.