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Devikulam Hill Station

Devikulam is a small hill station located near Munnar in Kerala. This idyllic hill station situated about 8 km from Munnar, with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air is a rare experience. Devikulam lies 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level.

The hill station got its name from the Sita Devi Lake in here.  The name Devikulam is a conjunction of the words Devi, from the goddess Devi and kulam, meaning pond.  According to legend, the goddess Sita Devi of the Ramayana epic bathed in the beautiful Devikulam lake waters surrounded by lush, green hills, now named Sita Devi Lake. The lake draws tourists not only because of its sacredness but also for the curative powers of its mineral waters. Most of the inhabitants in this town speak Malayalam and Tamil. Nearby, are the scenic Pallivasal Waterfalls, dense, green tea plantations, and the natural vegetation of slim red and blue and yellow gum trees.The Sita Devi Lake, here, with its mineral waters and picturesque surroundings is a good picnic spot.

People on vacation in world famous Munnar might not formerly aware of Devikulam as a hill station which is isolated but one glance around here and there is no doubt that the chilly in the air, greenery on the slopes, low hanging clouds over hills and the Sita Devi Lake surrounded by colors and vibrancy of Nature are to be cherished forever.

The village is very small, thus seem crowded in summers when locals take weekend trips to get immersed in the views of Nature as she resides here. Devikulam tour has many reasons; nearness to Munnar, the prominent ones are beauty of the place, legends and mythology associated with the place that tells about Goddess Sita bathing in the lake after which it is named since then, skin-ailments treating water of the lake and numerous opportunities to explore hills through trekking and hiking.

Tourist attractions in Devikulam

Sita Devi Lake – Mythology is there, but the reasons to visit the lake exceed what seems obvious. For that mystery, one has to be there to feel. Fishing is just an add-on.

Kundala Lake – For the lovers of boating, speed-boating and peddling the slower watercrafts can be enjoyed near Kundala Arch Dam, at 1700 m altitude.

kundala lake

Anayirankal Lake – Tea gardens, forests, and this somewhat hidden lake in which elephant cherish their moments of bonding.


Mangalam Devi Temple – On a hillock at 1337 m, one can locate this temple popular for the festival of Chitra Pournami. Participation in the festival is possible only after taking permission by Forest authorities.

Thoovanam falls – While enjoying the views of wildlife inside Chinnar Wildlife sanctuary, it is hard to miss this beautiful fall fed by River Pambar, where many animals and birds find their respite.

Thoovanam waterfall

Pallivasal falls- For leisurely time with friends and family spending Devikulam holidays, site around this fall considered best.

Keezharkuthu falls – Also referred to as Rainbow Falls in nearby Udumbannoor Village at 1500 m makes the beauty attract numerous tourists, falling from 200 ft. Adventure seekers can find some of the activities being organized.

Keezharkuthu falls

Kuthumkal falls – Reached by Devikulam as well as Rajakkad, this cascading cataract is enchanting in its appearance and well-known in popularity.

Eravikulam National Park – One of the most popular national parks of south, missing it is no way an option on this trip.

Eravikulam national park

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary – This one is the nearest protected area in Devikulam in which the views of wilderness could be admired without having to go much farther.

Idukki National Park – Idukki National Park is among popular tourist attractions of Devikulam. The natural reserve houses rarest species of migratory birds, animals and reptiles. There is an option with visitors to go for safari to explore the park and its inhabitants. Idukki Arch Dam in the vicinity gets flooded during months of September and October, during which park remains closed.

Brief History of Munnar resorts in munnar,resorts at munnar, honeymoon resorts munnar

Brief history of Munnar

The Early Era

The name Munnar means three rivers (aaru). It is located at the convergence of three rivers named Madhurappuzha,Nallathanni and Kundali. The ancient history of Munnar is not very clear.The region is always densely forested because of the heavy rain fall it receives during the monsoon. Many rare species of flowers like neelakurinji and animals found here.

The history of Munnar has roots into the prehistoric period and to the stone ages, but the written history actually begins from 900 AD onwards. Tamilians in large numbers migrated to Munnar and nearby places during the war period of Pandia rulers. They crossed the woods and climbed up the steep hills with bundles on their backs and they got the name ‘Muthuvans’. There was no transport facility or even permanent paths and Munnar was an isolated forest area. The British came to this place to exploit the scope for agriculture.

It is believed that Munnar was occupied by the local Muthuvan tribes during the early days. They came here around 900 AD from Madurai due to some socio political issues there. Apart from them other tribal communities like Pallayers,kaders,kuruvas, and Ooralers are also lives here.

The High Ranges known as the Kanan Devan Hills, the name having been derived from a certain native chief, Kanan Thevar who had been a landlord in the Anchanaad Valley on the eastern side of the district. It is said that travellers from Madurai to the West Coast, who used to pass through his villages, had named these hills after him.

In 1790 coloner Arthur Wellesley and his trrops arrived in the kurumaly gap in Munnar to defend the trvancore from the invasion of Tipu Sultan of Mysore. He was the first recorded European to visit Munnar. As time passed merchants from various places visited Munnar. The merchants carried cloth to Munnar and took away betel nuts.

 Plantation Era

In 1870 the resident of the court of Travancore, John Daniel Munro visited Munnar to settle a border dispute between Travancore and madras. He found that the area is good for plantation farming, especially the Kannan-Devan hills. The area was under the control of Poonjar Royal family,who were the subordinates of Travancore Maharajah. So Munro visited the royal family and met the then head of the royal family Rohini Thirunal Kerala Varma Valiya Raja. Muro leased the land for 9 years for five thousand rupees.

In 1878 H G Turner and A W Turner came to Munnar on Munro’s invitation for a shooting expedition. The turners realized the potential of  plantation in Munnar they joined with Munro and formed the North Travancore Land Planting And Agricultural Society. Tamil workers were utilized and crops like coffe, cardomn, sisal were cultivated. But after some time the society faced problems and the land was sold out.

In 1880 A H Sharp introduced tea for the first time. Finaly Muir and company purchased the land started tea cultivation in 1893.In 1897  Kannan Devan Hills Produced Company was formed and tea plantation was widely established in the area.

In 1964 the TATA’s formed collaboration with the Finalys and in 1983 TATA group purchased all the shares and renamed the company to TATA Tea Ltd. Tourism sector also flourished in Munnar by this time. Today Munnar is one of the most sought after tourism location in India.

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Eravikulam national park

Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km2 national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala, it is the first national park in Kerala. It is an ideal place for seeing the biodiversity of high elevation shola-grassland ecosystem.


This is the the land of “Neelakurinji”, a flower which blooms once in 12 years. The Park is breathtakingly beautiful and is easily comparable to the best of mountain ranges in the Alps. With the highest peak south of the Himalayas – the Anamudi, located here, nature enthusiasts have ample opportunities for trekking expeditions and wildlife spotting.

Eravikulam national park

The park which is also known as Rajamalai National Park was a hunting preserve for the British planters and was owned by Rajamalai and Eravikulam during the Colonial rule and then was forked over to Kannan Deven Hills for tea plantation. Later the area was declared as sanctuary with an objective of protecting the indigenous population of Nilgiri Tahr, most endangered mountain goat when founded in the year 1975 and was then upgraded as the national park in 1978.

nilgiri tahr

Anamudi, the highest peak (2695 m) south of Himalayas, stands majestically in the core area of the national park. The slopes of the hills abound in many kinds of rare flora which include rare terrestrial and epiphytic orchids, and beautiful wild balsams. Important fauna here are the Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, leopard, tiger, Indian bison, etc.

nilgiri tahr

The park holds the maximum viable population of the endangered Nilgiri Tahr including other little known fauna Nilgiri marten, ruddy mongoose, small clawed otter, dusky striped squirrel etc. Some of the other animals spotted here are Elephant, Nilgiri langur, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri marten, small-clawed otter and a rare tiger or leopard and Nilgiri wood pigeon.Neelakurinji

The forests you see here are commonly known as ‘sholas’ – evergreen tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest. You can locate small streams here, which later merge to form tributaries to Periyar and Chalakudy rivers. Lakkom waterfalls are located in this region.

eravikulam national park,munnar

The national park is divided into three areas – the core area, the buffer area and the tourism area. In which, the Rajamalai is known to be the tourism area of the park. Here, the tourists are allowed to travel deep into the forest to explore the hidden beauty of the environment around. Private vehicles are not allowed inside. Only few mini buses are allowed inside in order to control the pollution. The trips are organized by the forest department.