INTRODUCTIONDevikulam at an altitude of 1800 m from the sea level is situated at a distance of about 16 km south west of Munnar on the Munnar-Kumily road. The summer months in Devikulam is pleasant and cool and in winter it is really very chill and cozy.Devikulam is known for its nature’s luxuriant appeal and lucullan grace.Devikulam is one of the fascinating destinations in the Gods own country with its breathtaking scenic views and is bestowed with the green slopes touching the skies and hushed clusters of willowy red and blue gum trees. A visit to Devikulam will make each one of us realize the many facets of nature’s beauty. The crisp and cool mountain air heavily laden with the fragrance of wild flowers and rare herbs is any nature lover's paradise.
ORIENTATIONLocated an altitude of 1800 m above sea level, the hill resort of Devikulam is 16 km southwest of Munnar in the state of Kerala.
HISTORYDevikulam also means the lake of the goddess. There are legends and folklores which tells that in the epic Ramayana Sita and her husband lord Rama in their exile period came down to frolic in the mountain lake here.Thats the reason why the lake got the name of Sitadevi.Certain tales and myths strongly says that the beauty of the lake behind green slopes made the Rama and Sita to choose for their visiting here.
TIME TO VISITThe ideal and pleasant time to visit Devikuam is between September to May.
PLACES OF INTEREST
SITA DEVI LAKE
It is an ideal picnic location for it accommodates
crystal clear waters, the tall trees and flowering shrubs on the banks and the twittering songbirds.
Apart from all this it is strongly believed that the water of the lake is filled with therapeutic properties and rich in minerals.
KUTHUMKAL WATERFALLSThe misty waterfall provides a picturesque view of the water, cascading down from scintillating heights. The sheer beauty of the place allures thousands of visitors every year.
TEA PLANTATIONSThere are several tea plantations in and around Devikulam that add to the charm of the hill resort. The gum trees in red and blue are the other major highlights of the natural vegetation at Devikulam. For those of the tourists to Devikulam interested in visiting the tea estates, tea plantations or the factories conducted tours are available.
OBSERVATORY HILLSThis is a beautiful hill located at Nedumkandam. It's a perfect location for people who are interested in watching the heavenly bodies, as the sky here is free from pollution.
CHINNAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The views of the mist clad mountains and the hillocks from the Mattupetty Lake are breathtakingly beautiful.
The rains add to the charm or the already captivating Mattupetty Lake.
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THINGS TO DO
TROUT FISHINGTrout Fishing is very famous in Devikulam with prior permission from the concerned authorities where you can use artificial flies, spinners and lures.The TATA tea is in charge of this.
HOW TO REACH
BY AIRThe closest airports from Devikulam are located at Kochi at a distance of 130 kilometers and Madurai at a distance of 142 kilometers.
BY ROADThe roads connecting Devikulam are pretty well developed and connect this place to all major cities of Kerala. You can hire any local mode of transport like buses, private cabs, etc and reach here.
1.Barabati Restaurant - Darga Bazaar, Cuttack
2.Gaylord Restaurant - Oriya Bazaar Colony, Cuttack
The shopping area of Cuttack is known for its handicrafts and textiles. The city is famous for its silver filigree work, which is used in making exquisite jewelry. The state emporiums have a wide collection of traditional fabrics, cotton and silk fabrics. The more famous item in the list of shopping in Cuttack includes brass and metal ware, fashionable ornaments made from brass and metal that are a favorite amongst the women. For men, there are the lovely brass made tiepins and cufflinks.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airport to Cuttack is the Biju Patnaik Airport at about 30km in Bhubaneswar.It is catered by flights from all major cities of India. A taxi drive to the airport from Cuttack is about a half hour ride.
Cuttack is well connected by rail route to all metro cities and other major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata & Mumbai.
Road network in and around Cuttack is pretty convenient. There are state owned as well as private operators who have their buses and luxury coaches plying to all nearby areas and to major destinations in Odisha.