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Cherrapunji of the South, Second Cherrapunji
|• Total||600,000 approx|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Nearest city||Gudalur (Nilgiris district)|
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.
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.)
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