Gavi – a magical eco-tourist spot in Kerala which has broadly became famous after ‘Alistair International’ the world much-admired tourism major listed it among the prominent eco-tourism hubs and one of the essential see places in Kerala, India. A must visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of innovation. Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Vanishing species including the Lion-tailed macaque and Nilgiri Tahr are often seeing at the outskirts of Gavi. Kerala’s very own treasure elephants can be seeing plentifully. If you are the bird watcher, Gavi is the place for you. With more than 250 verities classes of birds including the great pied hornbill, kingfishers, and woodpecker Gavi is a heaven for birdwatchers.
Gavi is no doubt a nature lover’s paradise. Here visitors can enjoy the lovely and attractive beauty of nature, various species of animals, colorful birds and the emerald green natural covers that are untouched by the modernity. It is a perfect place for nature view, bird watching and jeep safari. One can enjoy the beauty of the pristine natural beauty and experience the marvelous appeal which is located far in the corner of the world. Here tourists can also enjoy trekking, outdoor camping in specially built tents and night safaris and wildlife view from the tree top houses.
Initiative by Kerala Forest Development Corporation
Kerala Forest Development Corporation has played an important role to promote Gavi Tourism not only among national tourist but among international tourists as well. Most of the visitors here are International tourists and millions of credit should go the locals and the Gavi Tribals, who have been actively taking part to bring awareness among tourists on about the conservation of nature. KFDC sponsored to develop Gavi tourism and since then it has got positive response, visit tourists visiting from all over the world.
Renowned Gavi an eco-tourism destination is located 40 kms from Kumily and is a beautiful village that acts as the border region of Idduki and Pathanamthitta district. Spread delightfully across the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Gavi is located 3400 ft above Sea level.
Gavi has moderate weather conditions among the Seasonal Variations in the land of Kathakali. Summer starts from February and last till April and the temperature during this period is 28 degree centigrade in the day time while the night temperature falls down to 20 degree Centigrade. Monsoon here starts from June and last till August and during this time the temperature is 25 degrees centigrade while the night temperature falls down to 10 degree centigrade.
How to Reach
Gavi is situated 28 kms from Vandiperiyar but for entry here or to visit one has to obtain pass from the Forest Development Corporation Ltd. You can also get the pass Forest Check Post en-route at Vallakkadavu.
By Road: Reaching Gavi is much easier as Vendiperiyar is well connected with Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. Once reach to Vendiperiyar one can hire jeep or local taxi to reach this exquisite world renowned eco-tourism destination.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Gavi is Kottayam which is located at a distance of 120 kms and is well connected with Thiruvananthapuram and Gavi. Indeed Gavi is a splendid spot to be visited at least once for all those who love nature.