Timings : Day time
Entry Fee : Entry fee: INR 25,
Vehicle entry: INR 50,
Camera: INR 25
One of the most beautiful places in India, Gavi is a small village tucked between tea estates and wide and dense forests. A unique project in itself, the place is a model of eco-tourism site bringing to the world its spell binding abundance in flora and fauna. Gavi is situated some 14 km away from the famed Periyar Tiger Reserve and is heaven on Earth, quite literally. This ambitious eco-tourism project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation, Gavi has caught the eye of the world for its excellent model and use of local people for conservation & tourism.
A place which is full of breathtaking sceneries, wildlife, amazing people, and great activities is the epitome of everything that tourism in Kerala represents. The road that leads you to the Gavi village takes you through small streams and tea estates. An early morning ride through this road is one of the greatest experiences you can have. The eco-tourist lodge at the village is located conveniently in front of a magnificent lake providing great views of a lake and the adjoining forest. The place is great for nature and adventure lovers with so many activities that allow you to get close to the amazing forest. One can enjoy trekking, camping, canoeing and other activities or just sit back near the lake and be blown away by the beauty of the place. Gavi is a place that should not be missed no matter where you are.
Air: Nearest Airport is at Trivandrum (250km) and Madurai (195km).
Rail: Nearest Rail head is at Kottayam from where you can get KRTC buses till Gavi check post or hail a cab to the Gavi check post.
Road: Vandiperiyar is 28 km and Kumily village is 14 km from Gavi. Both these places are well connected to other major destination by KRTC buses.
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