Kumily is a beautiful town in Kerala nearby Thekkady and Periyar Tiger Reserve. It is a popular tourist destination and lies in the National Highway 183 that connects Kottayam through Mundakayam and Kanjirappally. This place offers an easy access for many Kerala bound merchants and laborers. The two revenue villages of Periyar and Kumily constitute Kumily panchayat, which lies at the junction between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The once a part of the Travancore Kingdom, this picturesque plantation town has strong roots to the British era. It was the British rulers, who turned Kumily into a gorgeous plantation town from being only a verdant forestland. Since then, this tiny, yet pristine town has become a significant name in the production of cardamom, pepper, coffee, and cinnamon.