Thekkady, a premier place with tremendous tourist importance in the Kerala map is at a safe distance of only 4 km. from Kumily. The world famous Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary and Tiger Reserves are at Thekkady. This is spread over an area of 777 sq.kms. and surrounded by an artificial lake of 2 sq.kms., the Periyar Lake.
Boating through this placid lake provides a rare excitement of watching herds of wild elephants and other rare species of animals in close quarters. Such a cruise either at sunrise or sunset will certainly be a fascinating experience.
The magnificent Idukki Arch Dam, set against densely wooded hills and valleys studded with rushing streams, is only 65 km. away. This dam is surrounded by the absolute wilderness of Idukki Wild Life Sanctuary. Peerumedu, Munnar, Sabarimala etc. are other places around with great tourist importance.
Thekkady (Kumaly) is a cute little hill station on Western Ghats is renowned for trading of hill produces, particularly the spices.It is also a transit point to Madhurai, the famous temple town in Tamilnadu. Connected by road, Kumily is 109 km. from Kottayam, 200 km. from Kochi and 110 km. from Kerala's most picturesque hill station, Munnar.
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