Gavi is the real world embodiment of the sci-fi trope of stepping into an alternate dimension. Imagine the fact that before you enter, the path itself is laden with hills, valleys, tropical forests, grasslands, gushing waterfalls and cardamom plantations. Beside your destination is the mighty Periyar Tiger Reserve, where visuals of rare faunal species and greenery shall constantly serenade your senses. And then you enter our very own Garden of Eden, Gavi, where Kerala Tourism provides you with its flagship Ecotourism project.
Step in and you will run into deep jungle trekkers, bird watchers, nature lovers, research students and picnickers. The luscious beauty of its myriad plantations is legendary, along with the subtle charm of its design. Let the water of its babbling brooks, embalmed within majestic green carpets, slowly enchant you. There's a fresh breeze here, along with the aroma of plantations, which most visitors can never truly forget. You are constantly aware of the presence of a horde of species including NilgiriLangurs, elephants and diverse avian fauna.
Ask around, plan ahead and keep in touch with the tour packages and facilities available at the location via our website. One can, as of now, partake in deep jungle treks, night safaris, outdoor camping, elephant safaris, wildlife watching, bird-watching, stay atop tree huts, visit Paradise Cove at Ninnumulli, boating in Gavi and Kochupampa Lakes, stays at the eco-lodge overlooking Gavi Lake and even leisurely explore spice gardens. A team of KFDC men supervises the various tour packages, along with patanki men or local 'elephant chaser'. Especially during deep treks, their ingenious noise-making device is used to protect the team from dangerous encounters in the wild.