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Kumily (Malayalam: കുമളി Kumaḷi) is a town in Kerala State in South India. It is in the Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and the Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Idukki District. It is a major tourist destination and a spices trading center. Kumily is an access point for many Kerala bound merchants and labourers. The place is in close proximity to the bordering places in Tamil Nadu.


Get in

The nearest airport is Madurai and so is the Railway Station but since it is on the Kerala side it would be wise to get in via Kottayam.

Bus from Kottayam. Buses from Tamil Nadu, especially Madurai at a distance of 120 km.

Get around

Map of Kumily

Taxis and Autorickshaws.


  • Chellarkovil.
  • 1 Cheruthoni.
  • Hill View Park.
  • 2 Idukki Arch Dam. This is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam.
  • 3 Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Idukki.
  • 4 Kurishumala Church, Vagamon.
  • Spice fields.
  • 5 Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary (Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary).
  • 6 Vandiperiyar.


  • Spices. Enjoy the Spicy flavours of Kerala. Walk among the cardomom plantations. Shop for spices.


Spices and Condiments, Various types of Tea (Masala, Vanilla, Coca late, Cardamon), Coffee beans & powder


  • Lord's Family Restaurant on the main road of Kumily, in the center. The "Navrathan Kurma" is wonderful.
  • Spice Village (Buffet Restaurant).


Lot of hotels and home stays are available.

  • Coffee Inn. ₹400.
  • Michales Inn (on way to Thekkady).
  • 1 Tree Top Hotel. ₹2,500.
  • Woodlands Prime Castle (on way to Thekkady). Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Budget.

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