A major spice trading centre, Kumily is situated in the Cardamom Hills in Idukki district of Kerala. Tourists in large numbers visit through the year to stroll through its plantations and lured by the rustic appeal of the spice market in Kumily.
Kumily boasts of lush greenery, waterfalls, spice gardens and wildlife reserves. The town is located close to other tourist destinations in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The main tourist attraction in Kumily is its spice market. Spices are the main things to buy in Kumily. Along with spices, products like spice chocolates, spiced preserves, specialty teas and coffee are also worth buying.
Apart from the spice market, Periyar Wildlife and Tiger Sanctuary and pilgrimage centre of Sabarimala are other tourist attractions in Kumily. The Periyar Wildlife and Tiger Sanctuary is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India known for its rich variety of flora and fauna. The high range town offers several avenues for adventure activities.
Shopping in Kumily is one of the most important tourist things to do in Kumily. Besides spices, things to buy include jute and bamboo products, traditional pickles of Kerala and traditional handlooms of Kerala.
The climate of the town is tropical. The best time to visit Kumily is during the month of November to May, as during these months the weather is generally pleasant.
Where to stay
There are plenty of accommodation options in the town. One can find many budget and mid-range hotels.
Where to eat
There are several restaurants in the town. Most restaurants are multi-cuisine and serve local, Chinese, seafood, Italian cuisine.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Kumily is during the months of November to May.