A small village in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala, Gavi is ideally placed around 14 km away from Kumily in Thekkady and 28 km from Vandiperiyar, a small town in Idukki district. Gavi is one of the major eco-tourism centres in Kerala, which has been listed as one of the must see places in India by world acclaimed tourism major, Alistair International.
The journey to Gavi is itself an exciting and rejuvenating experience. During the drive, you will be able sight the beautiful Gavi, covered with tea plantations. Get thrilled with the sights of hills and valleys, tropical forests, grasslands, spectacular waterfalls, cardamom plantations etc. Gavi is a part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
It usually takes around 2 to 3 hours. There are around 25km of trekking path in and around Gavi. Usual trek path goes around the jungle on the other side of the lake returning back to the main road and then crossing over to the Sabarimala view point.
- Boating in the Gavi
Life jackets are mandatory and brace yourself for a surprise in the middle of the boating.These paddle boats are eco-friendly.Getting into the paddle boat can be tricky, especially for families with small children. Always ensure that boat is steady and weight is balanced along the boat.
- Visit to Sabarimala View Point
Sabarimala view point is very close to the Gavi reception building. You can either visit the place as part of your trek or just before you leave Gavi. The viewpoint is located on the top of a meadow and you need to walk uphill for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Timing: All days 6:00AM to 6:00PM
Entrance Fee: 25Rs/- per person , Cameras 25Rs/- and Video Cameras 100Rs/-
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