Devala

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Distance (From Ooty): 66 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day

Place Location: Between Gudalur & Meppadi

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 16 km from Gudalur, 40 km from Sulthan Bathery, 41 km from Meppadi, 66 km from Ooty and 125 km from Mysore, Devala is a small hill town in the Nilagiri district of Tamil Nadu, India. Located on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, it is one of the hidden hill stations in Tamil Nadu and among the top places to visit near Ooty.

Devala is a plantation area set between Mudumalai and Wayanad forest reserves. This pristine hill town is an ideal destination for those who want to spend some time amid the natural surroundings away from the hectic city life. Devala is also referred to as the little Cherrapunji of South India because it receives rainfall throughout the year.

Devala is famous for its undulating hills, thick forest, and vast tea plantations. This small hill town is much more peaceful and less crowded than other famous hill stations like Munnar, Ooty. This green paradise is an unexplored part of the Nilgiris that one must visit on a long weekend from Bangalore. Devala Waterfall and Wild Planet Resort are the places one must visit in Devala. Devala Waterfalls is a small waterfall situated on the way to Wild Planet Jungle Resort. The water is crystal clear, and the place is hidden deep inside the forests.

The Wild Planet Jungle Resort in Devala is an eco-friendly premium plantation resort located in the middle of tea plantations. Set in 100 acres of land, the resort offers activities such as open jeep safari in Nilgiri Rainforest, angling, zip-line, monkey crawling, kayaking, archery, and mud ride. Visitors interested in a longer trek can head to the hill named Churulimala nearby. A trained safety squad supervises all the activities. If you are lucky you can even sight elephant herds wandering in the hills.
Timing: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free