Gavi, a small village in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, India, which is located 28 km southwest of Vandiperiyar; a small town on the NH 220. It is inside the Ranni reserve forest. It is a part of Seethathode Grama Panchayath in Ranni Taluk and it is part of the Periyar Tiger reserve.
Natural Beauty of Gavi
Gavi’s evergreen forests are abundant with wildlife, including the Tiger, elephants, Leopards, Bears, Indian Gaur, sambar, barking and mouse deers, Lion Tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Marten and more than 260 species of birds, including the great pied hornbill, woodpecker, and kingfishers. Gavi is mainly known for its wildlife. Endangered species including the Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque are often seen at the outskirts of this place. Kerala’s very own treasure elephants can be sighted abundantly in this forest.
Gavi Eco Tourism Project
Gavi is an eco-tourism spot in Kerala and one of the most beautiful tourism spots in Idukki district. Gavi-Eco-tourism is a project under the Forest Development Corporation of Kerala and the number of visitors, is increasing day by day after ‘Alistair International’ the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centers and one of the must-see places in India. The government project encourages the involvement of local people in tourism activities there. Those people can guide the tourists in forests.
The place is rich in flora and fauna. There are hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, sholas, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations. It is a must visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of modernity. At Gavi, the Valley View offer spectacular view of a deep ravine and the forest below.
It is a good place for adventure tourists. Here in this eco tourism spot, camping is possible. You can stay in tends and at night time, you can feel the presence of wild animals nearby your tent. It’s sure that, once you visit the place, you will get unforgettable moments, make you visit again to feel the songs of the birds, water flows and marvelous beauty of nature.