Kumily is a town in the Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and the Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Idukki District of Kerala State in South India at the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The state of Tamil Nadu is just across the town. It is a major tourist destination and a spices trading center.It has nearby the Periyar Tiger Reserve and Thekkady lake, Kumily also has attracted tourist traffic.The place is band in the way of all several tourist destinations and there are few other places too that one can visit while traveling to this little quaint town. The region is lush green and much of its natural beauty is still intact despite the spices trading center.

Kumily was once known as Kuzhumoor. It used to be the capital of the Thekkumkoor Kings.In the 18th century, Marthanda Varma of Travancore defeated the Thekkumkoor Rajas. The Kingdom of Travancore comprised most of modern-day southern Kerala, the district of Kanyakumari , and the southernmost parts of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.

Located just outside the Periyar Sanctuary, Kumily is a famous plantation town. This lovely town has extensive plantations of various Indian spices. It is certainly a busy town throughout the year. May it be Sabarimala devotees (Oct to Jan) or Tourists (Feb to Sep) or Workers from the districts (any time) Kumily welcomes & attracts everyone with its charm and warmth.

Kumily Weather and Best Time to Visit

The climate is hot and humid for most part of the year. Kumily is one of the hottest places in Kerala. The weather and climate of Kumily district is almost like most parts of Kerala. The climate of Kumily district is tropical- the summer months of March to May are scorching hot. During the Monsoon months (June to September), the Kumily district and its surrounding areas receive heavy rainfall. The period between September to February is quite pleasant as the mercury goes down considerably in the region.


By- Fabian Heusser (Flickr)

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