Kumily is a small plantation town located in the high ranges of Idukki district in Kerala. Rich in scenic beauty, it is a year round tourist destination situated close to the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. Kumily offers ample scope when it comes to trekking activities as well as rejuvenating peaceful sojourns. The town is just 4 km away from Thekkady which is a major tourist destination.
Kumily is blessed with a salubrious climate all throughout the year with average temperature varying from 11°Celsius to 28°Celsius. Due to its tropical climate, the town receives heavy rainfall which helps in sustaining its verdant landscape.
Summer season in Kumily is from March to May. The average temperature varies from 19°Celsius to 28°Celsius and it can get a bit hot at times. This is the best time to go for trekking trips and also to enjoy the lush greenery around.
The monsoon season in Kumily starts from the month of June and lasts till September. The area receives heavy rainfall during this time and around 2500 mm has been recorded every year. The rainfall helps in sustaining the verdant landscape as well as the spice cultivation in the area. During monsoon season the trekking trails are usually infested with leeches and hence, this is not the perfect time for outdoor activities.
The winter in Kumily is mild and pleasant starting from the month of December and lasting till February. The average temperature during this time ranges from 11°Celsius to 15°Celsius. Post monsoon, the landscape looks fresh and green and with the onset of winter it becomes an ideal time to visit this scenic town.
Though Kumily is one of those rare destinations which can be visited any time, October to February is considered to be the best season to do so.