|Named for||Thekkady tourist spot|
|• Type||Panchayati raj (India)|
|• Body||Kumily Grama Panchayat|
|• Total||203.31 km2 (78.50 sq mi)|
|Elevation||880 m (2,890 ft)|
|• Density||150/km2 (390/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Nearest City||Kottayam, Kochi|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Idukki|
Kumily also spelt as Kumaly is a revenue village and Gram Panchayat in the Idukki district of Kerala. It is a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve. Kumily is a gateway town into Kerala from Tamil Nadu.
The present-day Kumily has roots in the British colonial period. The area was once owned by the Thekkumkoor rajas in central Travancore and later when Marthanda Varma conducted his campaigns in central Travancore, regions including Kumily came under the kingdom of Travancore. Till the end of the 19th century, the area was given under control of Poonjar kings. But the drastic and significant changes occurred in the region by the advent of British powers. They obtained these regions from the local rulers and transformed the forestlands into cultivatable one. Large-scale production of cash crops like cardamom, pepper, coffee, cinnamon etc. started in the hilly terrains. Many people from in and outside Kerala were brought to work in these plantations.
As of 2011 Census, Kumily village had population of 30,276 where 15,162 are males and 15,114 are females. Kumily village spreads over an area of 203.31 km2 (78.50 sq mi) with 7,404 families residing in it. The average sex ratio was 997 lower than the state average of 1084. In Kumily, 10.3% of the population was under 6 years of age. Kumily had an average literacy of 90.5% lower than the state average of 94%; male literacy was 93.6% and female literacy was .87.4%.
Two national highways pass through Kumily town.
- NH 185 connects Adimaly and Kumily through important towns like Painavu, Cheruthoni, Kattappana and Anavilasam of Idukki district.
- NH 183 (previously known as NH 220) connects Kottarakara in Kollam district and Dindigul in Tamil Nadu links Kottayam and Kumily.
- "The Kerala Official Language (Legislation) Act, 1969" (PDF).
- "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
- "History, Kumily panchayat- details, Periyar, Thekkady, Idukki, Kerala - www.keralatourism.org › periyar". www.keralatourism.org. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
- Kerala, Directorate of Census Operations. District Census Handbook, Idukki (PDF). Thiruvananthapuram: Directorateof Census Operations,Kerala. p. 70,71. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
- "New highways notification dated March, 2014" (PDF). The Gazette of India - Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
- "National Highway work from next month". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
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