Kumily and the nearby Thekkady are located in Kerala, high up in the mountains and surrounded by coffee, tea and spice plantations. The smell of tea and spices in the air, the people, even the unobtrusive and friendly rickshaw drivers and shop owners are contributing to your wellbeing. Our favourite driver, Santhosh, took us on a one day trip to a spice garden, a coffee and a tea plantation where an image was given to all the different tastes and spices. He has a great knowledge about the plantations and the vegetation and his explanations were very interesting. For the sunset, he guided us to a hilltop which offered a breathtaking view over the amazing landscape. Some promotion for him: his Tuktuk can carry five people and is the first I've ever seen with a steering wheel. He is very punctual and reliable, has great tips and knows many secret spots...we definitely recommend to hire him for your time in Kumily or Thekkady. Moreover, he can help you out with a room for low budget travellers near the national park entrance. His number: 09447614075.
Kumily, respectively Thekkady, where you will find the Periyar park entrance, has nice restaurants, nice shops and a lively atmospere. The perfect climatic conditions are the icing on the cake. Enjoy!