If the spicy Indian food (check: A Gourmet tour in Indiaand The Taste of India, one of the special tours of India) has tickled your taste buds and you do not wish to long for it back at home, then make sure to visit Kumily. It is a spice-trading centre on the outskirts of Periyar Tiger reserve.

Here you can shop for the best quality Indian tastemakers at very reasonable rates. The main bus station and most of the medium range accommodation in the Periyar region is in Kumily.