Culture with a spice.
A quaint city located at the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, in South India, Kumily is one the unique attraction point to visit. This place in Idduki District is not only a popular destination point but also a well-acknowledged spice trading centre as well. Kumily is centred amidst the cardamom hills, and at the near proximity to Periyaar Tiger reserve and Thekkady. The location of the place is like an all in one place where you could enjoy the tranquil nature around, sense the aura of different spices, experience the finest areas for the trek, and also witness the ancient martial arts form of Kalaripayattu. Kumily with being a beautiful location and a hub for spice centres mark itself as a destination which will be a different experience for everyone. The appearance is not just an attraction here, the wildlife park here will leave you with a gasp and you could experience the real joy of being a safari traveller. Moreover, you could never get tired of the different activities here and specifically the Ayurvedic massages which are the need of the hour during weekends.
How to reach
Every kind of transportation is available here, though not direct it is. The nearest airport and railway station is situated in Cochi or Madurai. The services of bus and cabs are also available. The town of Kumily is well connected with Kottayam and Kochi by roads and railways.
How to Reach by Flight
Kochi Airport is the nearest airport to Kumily. All the flights are directly or indirectly connected to main cities. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Kumily, which will take you around 4 hours.
How to Reach by Train
The nearest railway station is Theni, at the proximity of 64km from Kumily. The train services are again more comfortable for the nearby cities but not a compulsion. People who look for affordability can travel by train.
How to Reach by Bus
One can use buses to travel from nearby towns. Also, there the best mode of transportation to travel from a nearby airport and railway station.
How to Reach by Road
Kottayam, Kochi, and Kollam are the nearby places to Kumily and one could love to drive to them through road only because of the splendid views. About Kumily, you can use roads when you are comfortable travelling through a cab or a bus. This is an amazing mode of transportation when you want to experience the majestic nature while travelling.
How to travel within
To travel within the city, there are options for taxi, buses. By foot is also an option if you want to explore that deep down of the city.
Day 1: Begin your day with a visit to the nearby tea garden and enjoy the tea of South. Continue your day by visiting the Kadathanadan Kalari Centre and witness the traditional martial arts of Kerala. End your day by visiting the spice garden and experience the different spices and everything related to it.
Day 2: You can begin by forest trekking to the mountain slopes of Kurisamala and Pandikuzhi. Experience the exciting activities in Periyar, take a boat ride till kuttikanam. After all the activities you could go for the ayurvedic massage and relax. In the night experience the night safari and end your trip on an adventurous note.