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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[edit]

The nearest airport is Madurai and so is the Railway Station.

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

There is buses from Munnar. The KRSTC one takes around five hours and costs around INR 95.

Get around[edit]

Taxis and Autorickshaws.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary.  edit
  • Spice fields.  edit
  • Chellarkovil.  edit
  • Vandiperiyar.  edit
  • Hill View Park.  edit
  • Idukki Arch Dam. This is the world's second and Asia's first arch dam.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

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

Buy[edit][add listing]

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

  • Hilltop Spices, Kumily (Kerala, 685509), 09953865830, 9447472413. Wholesale & Retail Dealers in Cardamom, Pepper, Clove & Cinnamon etc, which are local grown.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Lord's Family Restaurant on the main road of Kumily, in the center. The "Navrathan Kurma" is wonderful.

Vegetarian/ Vegan/ Jain Restaurants[edit]

Hotel Ariya Bhavan is a vegetarian restaurant located at Thekkady Kavala (Thekkady Junction) of Kumily. This is also one of the restaurants that offers affordable food in a decent, though not luxurious ambiance.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

Lot of hotels and home stays are available.

  • Jungle View, +919446136407/+914869223582, [1]. checkin: noon; checkout: noon. Budget.  edit
  • The Pepper Valley Stay, (on way to Thekkady), [2]. checkin: noon; checkout: noon. Budget.  edit
  • Woodlands Prime Castle, (on way to Thekkady). checkin: noon; checkout: noon. Budget.  edit
  • Michales Inn, (on way to Thekkady).  edit
  • Dean Dale Cottages, Pepper Valley Street, Kumily (just 1 km away from kumily on Munnar Road), +919895655756/+919447916828 (), [3]. from 400 to 1500 Rs.  edit

Spacious and clean rooms relaxing and excellent value for money homestay runned by a nice local family located in a tranquil area away from the mad crowds.

  • Periyarwoods Homestay, Panchayat Office Road,Labbakandam ,, 9447252268, [4]. checkout: 12 PM. Homely accommodation amidst lush green forest and misty valleys of Western Ghats. 1500-2500.  edit

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