Kerala is a home for nature’s best performances and one place that turns this fact stronger in the vision of all is the Pathanamthitta district’s Gavi Village, that lies 14km southwest of Vandiperiyar, a town in Idukki. The exciting journey via Pathanamthitta till Gavi, will give you a chance to witness the beauty of diverse hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations.
Gavi’s evergreen forests are the habitation for the wildlife that includes- the tiger, elephants, leopards, bears, Indian gaur, sambar, Barking and mouse deer, lion tailed macaque and Nilgiri marten. The birds here, however, don’t stay behind in numbers, as their count reaches till 250 distinct bird species. Talking in respect of the vegetation, Gavi has been recognised as the nurturing mother for “Gopher trees”, a reference of which, has also been mentioned in the Bible.
This eco-tourism area involves a number of activities for its visitors, some of which are- Trekking, Admiring the flora and fauna, canoeing in the serenity of Reservoirs, Visiting the heavenly – Paradise Cove at Ninnumulli, walking in the nearby cardamom factories and the most favourite of all- Night camps, that can be set amidst the forest here. Don’t miss the golden opportunity of having a life-time experience at Gavi!!!