Kumily Police Station
Kumily police Station formed in 1978 Aug.20. As per the G.O (RT) 1651/78/ Home Dated 16.08.1978 . Total area of Police station jurisdiction is 821.41 km.sq, comprising of 7 Villages.According to the latest census approximately 2 lakh peoples ware living under Kumily police station jurisdiction.
The Police Station is situated Kumily town on the side of NH 183 Road. Kumily Tourisum Police Unit is functioning in Anavachal near Thekkady. Janamaithri Suraksha Project is also functioning in Kumily Police station. Eight well established Janamaithri Beats are functioning under the guidance of Inspector of Police, Kumily and a Community Relations Officer. (click here to view map)
Nearest police stations
- Vandiperiyar - 16 kms
- Vandanmedu - 23 kms
- Upputhara - 38 kms
- Kumily(Tamil nadu) - 8 kms
Important establishments and institutions
There are 18 Schools and one Arts& Science Colleges, are functioning in Kumily Police Station jurisdiction.39 state Government Offices, 2 Central Government Offices are also functioning in this Police Station jurisdiction. Thekkady Periyar tiger Receive and Thekkady lake at Kumily,MangalaDevi(Kannaki Devi temple)are in the station jurisdiction.
So many worship centers of different communities is also situated in station jurisdiction. During the Onam season Thekkady Fest is conducted . Different festivals conducted by Hindus ,Christian communities, such as ‘Eid- Gah’, Nabi day , Chithra Pournami celebration etc.In which Mangala Devi Chithra Pournami festival is having great importance, which is listed in Kerala Tourism Calendar, large number of pilgrims were also arrives to see the festival . Trek path to Holy Sabarimala Temple via Pullumedu Edathavalam is also in Kumily station jurisdiction.
- Aranya nivas (KTDC)
- Lake palace (KTDC)
- Periyar house (KTDC)
- Abad green forest
- Cardamom club
- Cardamom county
- Club mahindra
- Elephant court
- Grand thekkady
- Green woods
- Holiday vista
- Maichiles inn
- Ranger wood
- Spive village
- Sterlling resort
- Tiger roare
- Wild coridore
- Wilder nest
Thekkadi Wild Life Sanctuary or Periyar Tiger Reserve
Thekkadi Wild Life Sanctuary is 4 Kms distance from Kumily town .It is an example of nature’s bounty with great scenic charm, rich bio diversity and providing veritable visitor satisfaction. Sprawled over an area of 925 Sq .km., Periyar is one of the 48 tiger reserves in India. Zealously guarded and efficiently managed reserve is a repository of rare, endemic and endangered flora and fauna and forms the major watershed of two important rivers of Kerala, the Periyar and Pamba. Periyar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (PNP) is a protected area in the districts of Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala, India. It is notable as an elephant reserve and a tiger reserve. The protected area covers an area of 925 km2 (357 sq mi). 305 km2 (118 sq mi) of the core zone was declared as the Periyar National Park in 1982.
The Thekkady Boat tragedy on 30-09-2009 took the lives of 45 tourists.
The Mullaperiyar Dam or Mullaiperiyar Dam is a masonry gravity dam on the Periyar River . It is located 881 m (2,890 ft) above mean sea level, on the Cardamom Hills of the Western Ghats in Thekkady, Idukki District of Kerala, South India. It was constructed between 1887 and 1895 by John Pennycuick and also reached in an agreement to donate water eastwards to the Madras Presidency area (present-day Tamil Nadu). It has a height of 53.6 m (176 ft) from the foundation, and a length of 365.7 m (1,200 ft). The Periyar National Park in Thekkady is located around the dam's reservoir. The dam is located in Kerala on the river Periyar, but is owned, operated and maintained by Tamil Nadu state. Although the Periyar River has a total catchment area of 5398 km2 with 114 km2 in Tamil Nadu, the catchment area of the Mullaperiyar Dam itself lies entirely in Kerala.
Violent incidents and major law and order situations happened at Kumily in connection with the Mullapperiyar dam issue between Kerala and Tamilnadu during the year 2011-12.
Mangala Devi “Chitra Pournami” festival is having great importance, which is listed in Kerala Tourism Calendar.The ancient Kannaki Temple (Mangala Devi) is situated in Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary very close to Tamilnadu State border at an altitude of 1500 mtrs above the sea level. The Temple is opened once in a year on Chitra Pournami Day for traditional rituals and worship the rest of the year entry is restricted.
The short trek path leads to the famous Pilgrim Centre Sabarimala pass through Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary via Pullumedu falls under Kumily Police Station limits. During the Sabarimala Season 2010 - 2011 around one hundred Ayyappa devotees were lost their lives in Pullumade stampede on 14.01.2011.