Places of Interest

Gavi

Gavi

Gavi

While Gavi was always beautiful, the wildlife reserve was more or less secluded until a Malayalam film called Ordinary, set against this quiet hill station, was released

The picturesque frames of the film enticed curious holidayers to queue up for a visit to Gavi. After all, seeing is believing. Part of the eco-tourism project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation inside the Ranni reserve forest. Located 94 km from Pathanamthitta town, it is a part of the Periyar Wildlife Reserve. Government facilities now make a stay here all the more memorable. From nature lovers to trekkers, bird watchers and wildlife researchers, everyone is bound to find Gavi captivating. 

Gavi hosts the Nilgiri Tahr, lion-tailed macaque, gaur or Indian bison, and elephants. You might even spot tigers and black panthers. The place is home to nearly 260 species of birds. A safari can be arranged for a more exciting trip. Register with KFDC for a day trip between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm for a tour through the landscape.

The trip begins soon after breakfast with a ride to Sabarimala viewpoint for a view of the famed hilltops. A tour guide will take you through the wilderness. This includes a visit to the plantations. Lunch is served by 12.30 pm followed by a relaxing boat ride. The trip finishes with tea at 4.30 pm. Accommodation options include KFDC’s Green Mansion and the Swiss Cottage Tent.

How to Reach

By Road

By Road
Pathanamthitta Municipal Bus Stand, about 112 km
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By Rail

By Rail
Chengannur Railway Station, about 123 km
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By Air
By Air
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 222 km
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