Devala, India

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Bhajana Temple at School Road, Devala.
Nickname(s): Cherrapunji of the South, Second Cherrapunji
Devala is located in Tamil Nadu
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
State Tamil Nadu
District Nilgiris
 • Total 600,000 approx
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 643270
Telephone code CODE04262
Nearest city Gudalur (Nilgiris district)
Literacy 58%

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.

Wild Planet is a famous resort which is situated in Devala,Nilgiris.

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Mango Orange village near Devala