Kumili is a village and Panchayat in Pusapatirega Mandal of Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. Kumili village is populated with hardly 6000 denizens (as per census of 2001) but the village is historically, religiously and politically famous place.
It looks as a petty village with well-organized streets and most of the fertile land covered with paddy and corn fields. Come summer season (April-June) and you can treat your tongue with variety of fresh farm mangoes that are the grown in plenty here. Also don't forget to take home cashew (cashew-nuts) grown in Kumili.
In its golden period Kumili was a kingdom for the early Vizianagaram Kings as the ruins of the mud fort here speaks about this place being historically famous. When Kumili village was ruled by the Reddy Kings it was named as 'Kumilipuram' and even today Kumili village is known for a Reddy family called Neelapu family who fought in the Indian Supreme Court for the agricultural land which they lost to the next village. The village holds a prominent status especially during the state assembly elections as there is tough competition between two major political parties of Kumili. This way Kumili has a strong base politically.
Kumili was the capital of then kings who ruled Vizianagaram Kingdom and built a Kota (now the ruined fort) that is still one of the magnificent testimonies of its glorious past.
Kumili is also famous for a huge temple complex that houses about nine temples dedicated to Lord Ganapati, Lord Shiva, Kaalika Devi, Nava graha, Satyanarayana Swami, Subramanyeswara swami, Seetharama swami, Anjaneya Swami and Venugopala swami. Hence it is also called as "Kovela". These temples were said to be built by the local devotees over a period of 10 years. The architectural splendour of this place makes it worth visiting.