Devala, India

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Bhajana Temple at School Road, Devala.
Devala
Village
Nickname(s): 
Cherrapunji of the South, Second Cherrapunji
Devala is located in Tamil Nadu
Devala
Devala
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°29′N 76°24′E / 11.483°N 76.400°E / 11.483; 76.400Coordinates: 11°29′N 76°24′E / 11.483°N 76.400°E / 11.483; 76.400
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictNilgiris
Population
 • Total600,000 approx
Languages-Tamil
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
643270
Telephone codeCODE04262
Nearest cityGudalur (Nilgiris district)
Literacy58%


Devala (Tamil:தேவாலா) is a town in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at about 16 km from Gudalur on the Gudalur–Pandalur road. A stream originating from here flows to Kerala and reaches Maruthappuzha in Malappuram district of Kerala.

Tourism[edit]

Devala is a very scenic place with undulating tea estates and lush green villages. When it rains it pours here , that is the reason it is called the Cherrapunji of the South.There is no accommodation available in this little town. There are gold mines in Devala. It is a wonderful place.

Devala is a place which consists of many gold mining villages namely kaithakolly village ,ponnur, ponvayal A-road etc., . Due to animal attacks (elephants) many of them were dead for past few years and now several steps were taken by the government to overcome this . Devala has got a police station. Devala also has got many tea factories.Devala also shares its border with kerala state, marutha panchayath (malappuram dist.)

See also[edit]

Mango Orange village near Devala