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Kumily is a photographer's paradise
Coordinates: 9°37′0″N 77°9′0″E / 9.61667°N 77.15000°E / 9.61667; 77.15000Coordinates: 9°37′0″N 77°9′0″E / 9.61667°N 77.15000°E / 9.61667; 77.15000
Country  India
State Kerala
District Idukki
 • Total 816.73 km2 (315.34 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 33,722
 • Density 412/km2 (1,070/sq mi)
 • Official Malayalam Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 685509
Area code(s) +91 - 04869
Vehicle registration KL-06, KL-37
Nearest city Nedumkandam, Kattappana, Madurai
Lok Sabha constituency Idukki

Kumily 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 well connected with Kottayam and Kochi.


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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