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Rohan Khandare

Rohan Khandare4.6/5

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Must See in Thekkady . . The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife reserves - the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread across 777 sq. Km, of which 360 sq. Km is thick evergreen forest, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary was declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978. The splendid artificial lake formed by the Mullaperiyar Dam across the Periyar river adds to the charm of the park. (Entry time - 0600 to 1800. There are three sanctuary watch towers for observing wild life - at Edappalayam, Manakkavala and Thannikudi Kumily - This plantation town, closely associated with Thekkady, is situated on the outskirts of the Periyar Sanctuary. It is an important shopping centre and spice trade centre, the main bus station and most of the medium range accommodation in the Periyar region is in Kumily Pandikuzhi - At a distance of 5 km from Kumily lies this beautiful spot which offers great opportunities for trekking and is a photographer's delight Vandiperiyar - At a distance of 18 km from Thekkady the river Periyar flowing through the centre of this town nourishing its vast tea, coffee and pepper plantations. A major trade centre, Vandiperiyar is also home to a number of tea factories Vandanmedu - 25 km from Kumily lies Vandamedu which is one of the world's largest auction centres for Cardamom. A walk through the sprawling cardamom plantaions of Vandanmedu is a beautiful experience Murikkady - This place consists of spice and coffee plantations. It is about 5 km from Thekkady and is a panorama of cardamom Chellar Kovil - This is located about 15 km from Kumily and leads to the Theni district of Tamil Nadu. This place has a lot of waterfalls and cascades. It is very beautiful and extremely serene. Mangala Devi Temple - The 2000 year old temple built in the Pandian style of Kerala architecture is dedicated to the brave Mangaladevi or Kannagi, the protagonist of the Tamil epic Sillapadhikaram. It is situated about 15 km from Thekkady and sits at an altitude of 1337 m above sea level. Prayers are conducted in this temple only once in a year on Chithra Purnima, the full moon day in the month of April-May Pullumedu - The winding journey to this hill town, along the Periyar river, offers a stunning view of the rolling hills draped in lush greenery. Velvet lawns, rare flora and fauna add to the beauty of Pullumedu which can be accessed from a jeep. The famous Sree Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala and the Makara Joythi illuminations at the shrine are visible from here. Pullumedu lies at a distance of 46 km from Thekkady and 26 km from Periyar Peermade - Peermade at a distane of 32 km is named after Peer Muhammed, the sufi saint who spent his last days here. The Mausoleum of the saint, the summer palace of the erstwhile Travancore Royal Dynasty and the residence of the Diwan are situated near by and all are worth visiting Wagamon - At a distance of 60 km from Thekkady lies Wagamon. The cool mountain air, mist, rediscovered hills, velvet lawns etc make Wagamon a perfect holiday resort. The chain of three hills Thangal Hills (Muslim name) Murugan Hills (Hindu name) and Kurisumala name) is a mark of religious harmony. (Click here for Hotels and Resorts in Wagamon (Vagamon)) Activities in Thekkady. The main activities possible in thekkady are Bamboo Rafting, Nature Walk, Jungle Petrol, Bullock Cart Discoveries, Tribal Heritage Trail and Periyar Tiger trail.

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Nilesh St

Nilesh St5.0/5

7 reviews

Best Kumily

Kumily is the largest Grama panchayath in Kerala. Kumily is a town in Cardamom Hills near Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve, in the Idukki District of Kerala. Kumily lies in the National Highway 183 that connects Kottayam through Mundakkayam and Conjugally. The state of Tamil Nadu borders the town. It is a major tourist destination and a spices trading center. The nearest airport is Madurai (125 km) and railway Station is Theni. The famous pilgrim center Sabarimala is 150 km from Kumily is well connected with Kollam City and Kollam Port. Kumily is 205 km away from Kollam, directly connected by National Highway-183.

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Kumily Overview

Located in the Cardamom Hills, Kumily is a beautiful town in Idukki District of Kerala. Situated at a distance of approximately six km from Thekkady, the place serves as the trading centre of spices. The destination is known for its strategic location in the middle of other regions in southern India.

It is a famous tourist place, which attracts large number of travellers, owing to its natural beauty and rustic appeal of its markets. Apart from the markets, Periyar Wildlife and Tiger Sanctuary and Abraham's Spice Garden are the two most prominent attractions of Kumily. For adventure lovers, Kumily is one of the ideal locations for trekking. In addition to trekking, tourists visiting the destination can also enjoy boat cruises.

At Kumily, spices are worth a purchase as they are popular for their aromatic flavour. Packages of spices are seen sold in solid, transparent packets. Their aroma, their culinary value and freshness make them a must buy. Various products produced with spices like spice chocolates, spiced preserves and specialty teas and coffees are also sold. One can also buy jute and bamboo products, fine quality fenugreek, the traditionally made banana chips, traditional pickles of Kerala and more.

Apart from the traditional handloom of Kerala, many antique items are also on display that includes traditional lamps, kitchenware, household utensils, handcrafted items like rosewood and sandalwood sculptures, batiks etc are find many takers at the Kumily market.

The nearest airport to Kumily is Madurai Airport, which is located at a distance of 151 km from the destination. Trains are also available, which are served by Kottayam Railway Station, located at a distance of 106 km.

In addition to trains and flights, buses are also available, which operate from places like Madurai and Kottayam. With the climate being tropical, the town of Kumily normally experiences extremes all year round with summers being hot and winters that are pleasantly cold. The best time to visit Kumily is from the month of September through March.

Photos of Kumily

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily

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Saurav sinha choudhury

Boat ride in Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily

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Saurav sinha choudhury

View of Lake from the boat
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily

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Prakash Jorapur

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary closer view
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily

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Kadambari Jogarao

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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