Periyar (Thekkady)

An important shopping center and spice trade center, the main bus station and most of the medium range a accommodation in the Periyar region are in Kumily.

A popular picnic spot, Pandikuzhy offers great opportunities for trekking and is a photographer’s delight. Situated between Chellarkovil and the Tamilnadu border.5 km from Kumily.

Mangala Devi Temple:
Visitors are allowed only on the Chitra Pournami festival. Permission to visit the area can be obtained from the wildlife warden, Thekkady.The ancient temple is hidden the dense woods at the top of a peak 1337 m above sea level.

A major trade center, Vandiperiyar is also home to a number of tea factories .The Government Agriculture Farm and Flower Garden has a delightful array of rose plants, Orchids and anthuria.

This is one of the world’s largest auction centers for Cardamom .25 km from Kumily.

Altitude: 915 -1100 m above sea level.Temparature: 13 degree C -24 degree C.Rain fall: 2500 mm

A place for adventure tourism and trekking, or even a languorous, tranquil break. This picturesque plantation town washed in the fragrance of cardamom is surrounded by lush, green hills.

Thrissanku hills:
The rolling hills, the lovely landscape and the gentle breeze make this an ideal spot for long walks. The hills offer a breathtaking view of the sun rise and sunset.

Grampi is also known as Parunthupara (eagle rock) because of the panoramic views form its high peaks. The road to Grampi is flanked by unending stretches of Cardamom, tea and coffee plantations.

Pattumala is home to two famous tea plantations, Harrisons Malayalam and AV Thomas&Co.Lofty peaks, small streams and ever expanding plantations are the attractions of this place.

The chain of three hills Thangal hill, Murugan hill and Kurisumala is a mark of religious harmony. The diary farm managed by the Kurisumala monks is worth visit.

A mountain peak that can give you a bird’s eye view of Western Ghats and the plains of Tamilnadu below. Also you can see here Kerala’s biggest statue of Kuravan&Kurathi the two historical characters of local community who’s name where given to the rocks between which the Idukki Arch dam was built.28 km from Kumily.

39 km from Thekkady towards Munnar.This 1500 acres of land was inherited by the “Chettiars” of Devakotai.This was later taken over by “njavallil” family of Kanjirapally who have been basically planters.

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