It is often said that the real India still continues to live in its villages. Located at a distance of just 10 km from the popular hill station of Munnar, lies one such unique village, Devikulam. Devikulam is a serene hill town that gets its name from the conjunction of Devi, from the goddess Devi and kulam, meaning pond. Legend has it that goddess Sita Devi once bathed in the waters of the village’s lake, which went on to give the lake its present name, the Sita Devi Lake.
Even though the lake draws hordes of tourists, the town of Devikulam manages to retain its simplicity and is far away from the ghosts of tourism. Devikulam makes for an ideal getaway for travellers looking for peace and calm amongst the lush green tea plantations of the region. Less than a thousand people make up the entire population of this village that lies about 5,900 ft. above sea level. So if you’re looking for a relaxing offbeat getaway in God’s Own Country, Devikulam is where you should be heading to right away!