Kumily town in the Idukki District of Kerala is situated in the Cardamom Hills, around 6 km away from Thekkady. Thekkady is home to the Periyar Tiger Reserve, one of the major wildlife reserves in the state that lies on the banks of the Periyar Lake. This lake is formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam which has been built across the Periyar River.
Kumily, also called the Plantation Town because of spice and tea plantations, is situated on the outer circle of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the prime tourist attractions of the region are the spice fields, Kurisumala, Hill View Park, Idukki Arch Dam and Cheruthoni.
Pandikuzhi, situated 5 km from Kumily, is a popular picnic spot famous for various water streams, flora and fauna. Chellarkovil, situated at a distance of 15 km from Kumily, is another famous tourist attraction in the region, which is known for its huge waterfall.