INTRODUCTION : Devikulam at an altitude of 1800 m from the sea level is situated at a distance of about 16 km south west of Munnar on the Munnar-Kumily road. The summer months in Devikulam is pleasant and cool and in winter it is really very chill and cozy.Devikulam is known for its nature’s luxuriant appeal and lucullan grace.Devikulam is one of the fascinating destinations in the Gods own country with its breathtaking scenic views and is bestowed with the green slopes touching the skies and hushed clusters of willowy red and blue gum trees. A visit to Devikulam will make each one of us realize the many facets of nature’s beauty. The crisp and cool mountain air heavily laden with the fragrance of wild flowers and rare herbs is any nature lover’s paradise.
The Palace and the grounds surrounding it are spread across 454 acres (183 ha). British officials who were in charge of the Education of the young prince Chamaraja Wodeyar bought this palace in 1873 A.D for him at a cost of `40,000 and later renovated it. The palace was built in Tudor style architecture with fortified towers, battlements and turrets. The interiors were decorated with elegant wood carvings, floral motifs, cornices and relief paintings on the ceiling. The furniture, which was neo-classical, Victorian and Edwardian in style, was bought from John Roberts and Lazarus.
ORIENTATION : Located an altitude of 1800 m above sea level, the hill resort of Devikulam is 16 km southwest of Munnar in the state of Kerala
HISTORY : Devikulam also means the lake of the goddess. There are legends and folklores which tells that in the epic Ramayana Sita and her husband lord Rama in their exile period came down to frolic in the mountain lake here.Thats the reason why the lake got the name of Sitadevi.Certain tales and myths strongly says that the beauty of the lake behind green slopes made the Rama and Sita to choose for their visiting here.