Thekkady lake near Kumily
|Named for||Thekkady tourist spot|
|• Total||816.73 km2 (315.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||412/km2 (1,070/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Area code(s)||+91 - 04869|
|Vehicle registration||KL-06, KL-37|
|Nearest city||Nedumkandam, Kattappana, Madurai|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Idukki|
Kumily (Malayalam:കുമളി) is the largest Gram Panchayat in Kerala. It is a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Idukki District of Kerala. Kumily is known as Gateway to Thekkady and it is also known as spices capital of Kerala.
Kumily lies in the National Highway 183 that connects Kottayam through Mundakkayam and Kanjirappally. The state of Tamil Nadu borders the town. It is a major tourist destination and a spices trading centre. The nearest airport is Madurai (125 km) and railway Station is Theni. The famous pilgrim centre Sabarimala is 150 km from Kumily.
Kumily is always a special destination for most of the tourists due to its climate. Nearby Tamil Nadu district is Theni, where tourist can see grapes cultivations,Suruli Theertham, Megamalai, Kumabakarai,Vaigai dam etc. Kattapana is the nearby municipality. Famous tourist attractions nearby are: Thekkady, Anchuruli, Ottakathalamedu, Kalvery Mount, Wagamon, Pine forest, Kalyanathanddu etc.
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