Kumily is a quaint little town located on the border of two states - Kerala and Tamil Nadu. It is a little plantation town that is essentially famous for its strategic positioning, bang in the middle of all several tourist destinations in Kerala.
Tourists flock to Kumily all through the year in order to take in the sheer beauty of its plantations and the rustic appeal of its old and charming markets. These markets are famous among the tourist community, with foreigners flocking to visit this town from various parts of the globe.
Kumily is also located 6 km away from the town of Thekkady, which is yet another very popular tourist destination. With their long and winding plantation walks, diverse wildlife and something for the adventurous (including the tourist favorites of boating and trekking), Kumily and Thekkady offer tourists a wide variety of activities.
You can mingle with the friendly locals, dig into traditional Kerala cuisine, soak in its rich and diverse culture & ride on elephants on your way through the plantations. For the adventurous at heart, Kumily offers boat cruises and trekking options, while the ones looking for a peaceful time can opt for rejuvenating massages in one of the cottages.
Travel within city
One can reach the quaint little town of Kumily through the larger town of Thekkady that lies near it. Getting to Kumily is quite easy, as the little town is quite well connected to other towns in the southern part of the country by road. The town of Thekkady lies six kilometers near Kumily, and buses are frequently available in this stretch of road.
Tourists who are looking to take a trip to Kumily can take a flight to one of the airports that lies near the town of Kumily. Kumily is strategically located between two airports that are almost equally apart from the town. Tourists can either land in the Madurai airport (which lies 136 kilometers away) or in the Kochi airport (which lies 132 kilometers away).
Taxis will be available from these airports to the town of Kumily, and the tourists can hire these to reach the town. Taxis plying from Madurai to Kumily will normally charge the tourists Rs 1500 excluding the return fare.
Tourists can also reach the town of Kumily through train, as the town is quite close to the Kottayam railway station. The Kottayam railway station lies at a distance of 115 kilometers away from Kumily, and taxis plying from here will charge anywhere around Rs 1200 to take the tourists to Kumily.
Buses to Kumily are available from Dindigul, Theni, Madurai and every other bus plying through NH7.
You can find 35 hotels in Kumily
under following categories:
- Kumily Budget Hotels (15):
Muthoot Cardamom County,
El - Paradiso Homestay
- Kumily Hostels (1):
Hotel Mount Sinai
- Kumily Medium Range Hotels (14):
Canaan Valley Homestay Kakkuzhi Spice Plantation,
Shalimar Spice Garden Resort,
Carmelia Haven - The Plantation Resort
- Kumily Homestays (4):
Sumilayam Jungle View Homestay,
El Paradiso Homestay,
Canaan Valley Homestay Kakkuzhi Spice Plantation
- Kumily Luxury Hotels (6):
Muthoot Cardamom County,
Thekkady Wild Corridor
- Kumily Resorts (6):
Carmelia Haven - The Plantation Resort,