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Devikulam

Devikulam
village
Devikulam is located in Kerala
Devikulam
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-68

Devikulam is a small hill station about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Munnar in the Idukki District of the southern state of Kerala, India. It lies 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level.[1]

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Legend 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Etymology

The name Devikulam is a conjunction of the words Devi, from the goddess Devi and kulam, meaning pond.

Legend

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.[2]

The settlement had a population of approximately 350 people as of 2010

References

  1. ^ "Devikulam". Hill Stations in India. Retrieved 2006-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Devikulam- Kerala". Hill Resorts in India. Retrieved 2006-10-15. 

External links

  • Map of area


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