Situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary close to Thekkady, Kumily is a busy plantation town. Thanks to its spice and tea plantations, Kumily has become one of the important tourist and commercial centres in Kerala. Its economy is largely dependent on agriculture with agricultural labourers constituting the majority of the population. Apart from tea and spice, some of the major agricultural produce in Kumily include rice, tapioca, coconut, coffee, sugarcane, lemon grass, ginger and vegetables. Travellers will find many hotels in Kumily
in all categories ranging from luxury to economical. A list is furnished below for your convenience, have a look:
- Springdale Heritage, Thekkady Wild Corridor and Poetree Sarovar Portico are some of the well-known 4 star accommodations in Kumily. Surrounded by lush greenery of dense forest, these properties exclusively cater to high-end travellers by providing facilities like swimming pool, health club, internet access and business centre.
- Among mid-range 3 star hotels, we recommend Bijans Nature Resort, Green Leaf Periyar and Peppervine Thekkady. These resorts are best suited to wildlife/adventure lovers because of their close proximity to Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
- In category of budget Kumily hotels, one can choose from various options like Rainbow Residency, Neema Homes and Kerala House. All these hotels provide well-furnished rooms and facilities like front desk, power backup, laundry service, internet access etc.
Kumily offers many places of interest to its visitors like Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mangala Devi Temple, Abraham’s Spice Garden and Tribal Heritage Museum which are worth exploring.
As the climate of Kumily remains pleasant throughout the year one can visit it anytime. Apart from sightseeing, tourists can opt for shopping too as Kumily offers a variety of products including aromatic spices, garden-fresh fruits and vegetables, banana chips or Kerala chips, handloom fabrics etc.