Kannan Devan Hills

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Kannan Devan Hill
View of Kannan Devan Hills
View of Kannan Devan Hills
Coordinates: 10°3′0″N 77°3′0″E / 10.05000°N 77.05000°E / 10.05000; 77.05000Coordinates: 10°3′0″N 77°3′0″E / 10.05000°N 77.05000°E / 10.05000; 77.05000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
Elevation 1,700 m (5,600 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 68,205
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Munnar

Kanan Devan Hills is a village in Idukki district in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] The village of Kannan Devan Hills in Devikulam Taluk, was given on lease on 11 July 1877 by the Poonjar Thampuran to John Daniel Munroe, of London and Peermedu, for tea plantation. The lands and plantations were later resumed by the Government of Kerala by the KANNAN DEVAN HILLS (RESUMPTION OF LANDS) ACT, 1971.[2]

Today Kannan Devan Hills is a popular tourist spot.[3]

Due to the harsh working conditions of the Kannan Devan Hills Plantation, the female workforce organized the Munnar Plantation Strike of 2015, which inspired many surrounding plantation workers to better their working conditions.


Western Ghats from Kannan Devan Hills

As of 2001 India census, Kanan Devan Hills had a population of 68205 with 34473 males and 33732 females.[1]