Kumily is a town in the South Indian state of Kerala, often referred to “God’s Own Country”. The town is a part of the famous hill-station district of Idukki. The district headquarters lies at a distance of 60 km north. Another major urban agglomeration close by is Thekkady at a distance of 2 km south. The area is famous as a tourist spot as it lies in the midst of Cardamom Hills adjacent to the Periyar Tiger Reserves.
Places to Stay
Some of the budgets (in Thekkady) you can stay in for the night are - Woodlands Prime Castle (Tariff – Rs. 900), Highrange Residency (Tariff – Rs. 975), Mount Sinai (Tariff – Rs. 500), Saleem Tower (tariff – Rs. 700) among others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. With Tamil Nadu just next door, Tamil is also widely understood. English is also used for interactions with non-South Indian visitors.
The main events of the area are Vishu in April, Onam in August, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
The main places of interest lie in the Idukki district which is known for its greenery. Some of the places which are worth visiting are Munnar (83 km), Marayur (122 km), Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary (adjacent to Munnar) among others. The not-to-forget places within Thekkady are the Periyar Lake and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport in Kochi at a distance of 142 km.
The closest major railway station is the Ernakulam South Railway Junction at a distance of 152 km.
Both state-run as well as private operators ply their vehicles on the roads surrounding this town, among which the reputed Kallada Travels is one. State-run buses of both Kerala as well as neighbouring Tamil Nadu are active in the area. When you make use of any bus ticket offer on various travel websites, you can save a lot of money.