Located around 4 km from Thekkady, on the outskirts of the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily is a beautiful town that is extremely popular for its tea and spice plantation. In complete contrast to the sleepy Thekkady, the place bustles with a lot of trade and tourist activity. One of the most important commercial and tourist centers of Kerala, Kumily is also known for its abundant scenic beauty.
The place is the main bus station of the Periyar region and houses a number of affordable accommodation option for the visiting tourists. Placed in the Periyar Valley, Kumily is also visited by devotees visiting Sabarimala.