Do you ever get this feeling of visiting a place which is famous for a legend associated with the Hindu mythology? If yes, then you ought to visit Devikulam. Located at a distance of around 5 kilometre from Munnar, this is the place where Goddess Sita bathed in the celestial waters of Devikulam.
The sheer energy which you feel after visiting here is simply astounding. Moreover, it is also said that the lake has certain curative powers in its mineral waters. When I travelled to this place, the feel and rush of the beauty came as a downpour of thoughts stimulating my imagination. The very name Devikulam is a conjunction of the word “Devi” meaning Goddess and “Kulam” meaning pond.
Sita Devi Lake. It is this very lake where it’s believed that Goddess Sita bathed. This is the kind of place which history lovers would love to discover. Reaching here involves a two to three-hour trek which also includes passing rocky roads and waterfalls. Surrounded by majestic hills, this place is also quite famous for its serene waters, hence a must-visit tourist spot for anyone and everyone.
Pallivasal Falls- A small yet quite popular waterfall; it is quite an excellent spot for activities like picnicking as well as sightseeing. It is an ideal place for those who are looking to get away from the chaos of city life. You are sure to find peace and comfort here. It is really a tremendous location for trekking and long walks.
Visit Thoovanam Falls. Located in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, this is really an amazing place to discover. Even visible from the highway which connects Udumalpet and Marayoor it is quite a perfect place for trekking, and a mindblowing place to enjoy the sights of wild flora and fauna.
Visit Tea & Spice Plantations. Surely a paradise of intense euphoria, acres of this tea and spice plantations are typically adorned with numerous exotic varieties of trees. If you love nature, then this is something which you would like to explore. Moreover, rare varieties of fauna and flora can also be sighted in these spice gardens.
Celebrated as the annual rice harvest festival Onam falls in the month of Chingam on 22nd Nakshatra Thiruvonam as per the Malayalam calendar. These celebrations mark the beginning of Malayalam new year. Spread over 10 days, this festival is filled with a diverse range of activities like praying, shopping, folk dances, etc. Read More..
A popular Vallam Kali (boat race in regional language), near the Punnamada lake this event is known for its cultural significance. In this, colourful boats known as Chundan Vallams are made to participate against each other in a sort of fun yet thrilling banter. Conducted on every second Saturday of August every year Nehru Trophy Boat Race is really a magical experience to have and remember. Read More..
It is celebrated for a period of 10 days at Attukal Temple. During this festival, particularly on the ninth day, there is a huge gathering of millions of women who prepare divine food made of rice in earthen pots and offer it to Goddess of the temple. Hey did you know that it is also marked as the largest gathering of women on the planet by the Guinness Book Of World Records?
The winter season is the best month to visit and experience the beauty of Devikulam.
By Air: The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport which is around 125 km away from Munnar. It is quite well connected with major cities of India and thus it won’t be a problem to reach this place via air.
By Road: The overall connectivity via road is quite good. So, if you are planning a road trip to this place it would be an overall convenient experience for you.