Nature Reserve in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary, encompasses 777 sq km and a 26-sq-km artificial lake created by the British in 1895. The vast region is home to bison, sambar, wild boar, langur, over 1000 elephants an…
Spice Garden in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Abraham’s Spice Garden

Abraham’s Spice Garden is a family-run farm operating for more than 50 years. Its 3km from Kumily on the Kottayam Rd.
Spice Garden in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Highrange Spices

Highrange Spices, 3km from Kumily, has 4 hectares of spice garden where you can see ayurvedic herbs and vegetables growing.
Tea Factory in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Connemara Tea Factory

About 13km from Kumily, this 75-year-old working tea factory and plantation offers interesting guided tours of the tea-making process and tea garden and ends with some tea-tastings. Regular buses from Kumily pass by…
Museum in Munnar

Tea Museum

About 1.5km northwest of town, this museum is as close as you’ll get to a working tea factory around Munnar. It’s a demo model of the real thing, but it still shows the basic process. A collection of old bits and pi…
National Park in Around Munnar

Eravikulam National Park

Eravikulam National Park, 16km from Munnar, is home to the endangered, but almost tame, Nilgiri tahr (a type of mountain goat). From Munnar, an autorickshaw/taxi costs around ₹300/400 return; a government bus takes …
Nature Reserve in Around Munnar

Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary

About 60km northeast of Munnar, this wildlife sanctuary hosts deer, leopards, elephants and the endangered grizzled giant squirrel. Trekking and tree house or hut accommodation within the sanctuary are available, as…
Nature Reserve in Around Munnar

Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary

A serene 25-sq-km park in the foothills of the Western Ghats, cut through by two rivers and two streams, Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is home to over 320 fluttering species – unusual in that they are mostly forest, rat…
Nature Reserve in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary

Possibly the most protected environment in South India – nestled behind three dams in a valley surrounded by Keralan and Tamil Nadu sanctuaries – Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary constitutes 285 sq km of Kipling-stor…
Church in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

St George Orthodox Church

Kumily's main Orthodox church.