Gavi, Ecotourism (Sep ‘2015)

Gavi, a part of Periyar tiger reserve is an eco-tourist spot in Kerala, located 45 kms from Thekkady. The route to Gavi is Thekkady – Kumily – Vandiperiyar – Gavi. If you wish to take your own car to Gavi, you have to get a permit from the KFDC office at Vandiperiyar. For this you have to reach the office by 8 AM so that you will be given a day pass to visit Gavi. Alternatively, you can book a stay at Green Mansion maintained by KDFC with Rooms & Swiss Cottage tents.

At least a day or two stay is recommended to explore Gavi to spot Wild animals and summer would be an ideal time to visit as animals will reach out to the lake to quench their thirst. During our stay we could spot the elephant crossing at the fag end of the day and also mist covered the entire place, so couldn’t get a decent shot of elephant. Mist covered next morning hasn’t helped either to spot any wild animals on day 2.

Things you can do at Gavi

Boat ride at Gavi Lake
Visit to Cardamon factory
Jeep Safari for 2.5 hrs
Sabarimala Viewpoint

Gavi, Ecotourism

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