Gavi is a picturesque village located in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. Situated inside Periyar Tiger Reserve, Gavi is abundant in flora and fauna. The beauty of Gavi is captured in the sprawling grasslands, gushing waterfalls, exotic wildlife, and cardamom plantations that abound here. Gavi often serves as a base camp for deep jungle trekkers, nature trekkers, bird watchers, and research students. Gavi became especially popular after it was acclaimed to be one of the best eco tourism spots, and a must-see place in India by the world renowned tourism major, ‘Alistair International’. The closest airport and railway station to Gavi are located in Cochin and Kottayam respectively.
● Gavi Lake- Enjoy a boat ride on Gavi lake that leads to a cascading waterfall. The spectacular view of the surrounding forests from the lake, is a sight to see.
● Bird Watching- Gavi is a haven for exotic birds. It houses over 260 species of birds, including sunbirds, woodpeckers, kingfishers, mynas, drongos, and the great Indian hornbill.
● Night Camping- Listen to the sound of the forest and wildlife under the night sky, as night camping in Gavi is a unique attraction here.
● Trekking - Local tourist guides are available to take you into the depths of the Gavi forests. If you are an avid wildlife and nature lover, a trekking trip will leave you enthralled, as the forest is thriving with animals, such as elephants, deer, Indian gaurs, leopards, and monkeys.
When To Visit:
The best time to visit Gavi is during the winter season, which is between September and February. The weather is very nice and enjoyable during this time of the year. If you love hot tropical climates, then visit Gavi in the summer season, which is between March and May. If you’re a rain lover, then visit during June to September.