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Kerala tourism Guide





Gavi is a small village situated in border of Pathanamthitta district and Idukki district which is an Eco-Tourism project promoted by Kerala Forest Development Corporation. This place came to limelight after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major ranked it as leading eco tourism centre and must see place in India. This has caught the attention of tourist and nature lovers from across the world especially from European countries. Gavi is a beautiful, unadulterated and quiet forest haven abundant with carnivorous, herbivorous and omnivorous wildlife. The flora and fauna of this place is loved by nature explorers who can get acquainted with rare plants and herbs. The highly endemic species of the Gymnosperm family like the Nageia Wallichinia or Podocarpus Wallichinia is seen only here. Gavi is home to over 320 species of birds and it attracts Ornithologists from all over the world. Gavi offers adventure tours like trekking, wildlife watching, outdoor camping, night safaris, boating in the reservoir, canoeing and Jeep safari. Tourist can camp in the forest or stay in tree houses and light a bone fire to keep the chill out during the night. The journey to this lovely spot is blanketed by tea plantation along the curvy roads with an eye catching view of the hills, valleys, tropical forests, shoals, beautiful grasslands, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations on the way. Tourists are provided with vegetarian food and snacks by restaurants which boost the eco-friendly ambiance of Gavi. Involvement of local and the tribal’s makes Gavi unique and one of its kind in the country and helps to sustain the surrounding in its original state without any modernity. Gavi casts a magical spell on visitors who will remember the experience of this enchanting place for a long time.

Nearest Places


How to reach

  • flight
    BY AIR
    Gavi is only 161 Kilometres away from the Cochin International airport(Nedumbasserry).
  • train
    You can reach by train from any part of India. Nearest railwaystation is Chengannur(125 Kilometers).
  • bus
    Bus service is available from all the places in Kerala and luxury buses are available from most of the South Indian cities.

Tips for the traveller

  • Wear casual, lightweight, comfortable cotton cloths.
  • Carry warm clothes for the night.
  • Carry Medication if you have health problems.
  • Pure drinking water is available in streams in the forest.


  • Pullumedu Peak offering a panoramic view of Sabrimala shrine
  • Meenar
  • Chenthamara Kokka
  • Kochu Pampa
  • Pachakanam
  • Sabrimala Shrine
  • Thekkady
  • Peermade
  • Kuttikanam

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