This is a popular and very important spice trading region of Kerala's Idukki District. This is situated on the Cardamom Hill and the name is apt. Tourists come here in large numbers to explore the green spice plantations here and also shop from the spice market. The spice Market is the main tourist attraction here followed by the Periyar Tiger and Wildlife Sanctuary. Kumily is also close to other tourist destinations of Kerala and Tamil nadu. Apart from buying spices, you also get spice preserves, spice chocolates, tea varieties and coffee of good quality in Kumily. The climate of this place is tropical and thus the climate is not really bad. There is abundance of natural beauty and the ingredient of fauna is added in full amount by the Periyar Wildlife Reserve.
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Thekkady is a place in the Idukki District of Kerala and is also a part of the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. The main reasons of its popularity are the attractions which are a part of it and the ones surrounding it. The main attractions within Thekkady are Murikkady known for spices and coffee plantations and the Chellar Kovil known for its natural beauty and waterfalls. The surrounding attractions include the Mangala Devi Temple and the Nearby International Airport.
Thekkady Wild Corridor
Periyar Wildlife Reserve is home to more than 200+ species of birds, 35+ species of wildlife, flora and fauna. A Tiger Reserve, this sanctuary can be explored by trekking/hiking, by boat, and by jeep safaris. A great way to explore the wilderness in the tranquility of nature. Do not forget to notice the submerged trees in the water, they might appear to be artificially put there, but they are very much natural!!!!
Vanya Tree House
Built on a single tree on the face of a hill, the Vanya Tree House is nestled quietly in the dense forests of the Western Ghats and offers you a perfect escape from chaos. The nature resort spread over 10 acres of giant trees and plantations and is located just next to Periyar Wildlife Park. The accommodation and facilties are comfortably adequate, and the tree house is quaint...almost mystic when it rains and it can transport you to a better life, immediately.