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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]

Devikulam
Village
Photo point
Photo point
Devikulam is located in Kerala
Devikulam
Devikulam
Location in Kerala, India
Devikulam is located in India
Devikulam
Devikulam
Devikulam (India)
Coordinates: 10°03′46″N 77°06′14″E / 10.062640°N 77.103990°E / 10.062640; 77.103990Coordinates: 10°03′46″N 77°06′14″E / 10.062640°N 77.103990°E / 10.062640; 77.103990
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictIdukki
Government
 • TypePanchayath
 • BodyDevikulam grama panchayath
Area
 • Total215 km2 (83 sq mi)
Population
 • Total29,734
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, Tamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
685613
Area code(s)04865
Vehicle registrationKL-68

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EtymologyEdit

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

LegendEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

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

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