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Gavi Eco-Tourism a project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation has caught the attention of tourists, mostly from European countries. The project is exclusive in many respects and the majority who visited was nature lovers and adventure tourists. Over a short period of time visitors to Gavi gradually increased, especially after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India. A highlight of the Gavi eco project is the involvement of the local populace in its activities as guides, gardeners and cooks. This will provide livelihood for the locals and also will help to create awareness on conservation of nature. Gavi, located in Pathanamthitta district offers its visitors activities like trekking, wildlife watching, outdoor camping in specially built tents, and night safaris. The road leading to the picturesque Gavi is blanketed by tea plantations, which itself is a refreshing experience. En route to Gavi are places of interest like Mundakayyam, Kuttikanam, Peermedu and Vandiperiyar from where the road deviates to Gavi.

Trekking Trekking Trekking Trekking Previous imageEnlargeNext image Are you adventure lovers. Gavi is a right place for you. Gavi has three hours of trekking programme along with an experience guide who will take the group to a slight trekking adventure across the hills and jungle of Gavi. Jeap Safari Jeap Safari Jeap Safari Jeap Safari Previous imageEnlargeNext image Gavi natural environment untouched by modernity is the home to wildlife and birds. Tourist visiting Gavi can enjoy the sight of this wildlife in their natural habitat through Jeep safaris to take a glimpse of the endangered species like Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque if you are lucky, Kerala’s favourite elephants among others. Gavi is a home to over 260 species of birds including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers. Gavi is a birdwatchers delight. Boat Ride Boating - Gavi Reservior Boating - Gavi Reservior Boating - Gavi Reservior Boating - Gavi Reservior Boating - Gavi Reservior Previous imageEnlargeNext image Go boating on the crystal clear Gavi reservoir and Kochupamba to take home memory of a lifetime that remains as clear as the Gavi lake. Row boating facility is available at Gavi. Tourist wearing lifejackets is a must. Rowing along the emerald hued natural backdrop is a welcome change from everyday monotony. Get adventurous spirit at Gavi. Plantation visit Plantation visit Plantation visit Previous imageEnlargeNext image Gavi is a fertile land and the local’s mastery over the land has blessed the land with vegetation. A leisure visit to the nearby cardamom plantation, tea estate and the local factory is a sight to behold. The visit gives more insight into the people and living

Visiting time : All Season

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Contact number: +91 481-2581205

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Ruls : It is one of the attractions that contributed to Kerala’s popularity as a travel destination among domestic and foreign travelers. Situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Muthirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala, and perched about 1600 m above sea level, the hill station of Munnar once used to be the summer resort of the erstwhile British administration in south India.

Gavi is 28 kms south west of Vandiperiyar, a town in N.H 220 the highway connecting Kollam and Madurai, which itself is 14 kms from Kumily,near Thekkady. Let the rough journey to Gavi may better be made on a sturdy vehicle like jeep which are available on hire either from Vandiperiyar or from Kumily. Entry passes must be obtained from the Forest Check Post enroute at Vallakkadavu. Advance booking with the Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd. is highly appreciable wherein such formalities will be taken care of by the Company itself. By Air: the Kochi International Airport (200kms) ,Trivandrum International Airport (250kms)and Madurai (195kms) are the nearest Airports. By Rail: The nearest railway station is Kottayam (120kms) and is well connected with Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi. By Road : Regular buses are available to Vandiperiyar from Kochi & Thiruvananthapuram . A small bus rattles even up to Gavi from Vandiperiyar.

More Details : KFDC Ecotourism GAVI Gavi Via Vandiperiyar Mob: +91 99474 92399 Information Center Holiday home building Kulathupalam, Kumali, Idukki, Kerala T: +91 4869 223270 E: gavi@kfdcecotourism.com How to reach us Registered Office Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd. Aaranyakom, Karapuzha, Kottayam - 686003. T: +91 481-2581205 E: info@kfdcecotourism.com

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