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Written by Shamanthika on July 8, 2020 Share on

Gavi in Kerala – A complete travel guide

God’s own country, Kerala has emerged as one of the prime tourist destinations in India. It has set a benchmark as a ‘Tourism Trendsetter’ in the country. Deep inside the lush green forest and misty hills in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala sits the quaint little abode, called Gavi. Gavi in Kerala presents you an option to explore the forest, watch wildlife, trek and camp on the hills. It is a paradise for every nature-lover. Above all, the scenic wild beauty away from the buzzing city life invites many visitors for a weekend getaway. Gavi in Kerala is also listed as ‘Leading eco-tourism centre and must-visit place in India by ‘Alitstar International’.

Mist clad hills
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Why Gavi is special?

From the Pathanamthitta district, Gavi is located at about 100 km away. On the way to Gavi via Angamoozhy you will be greeted by bison, deers, elephants, lion-tailed macaque, etc. Get your cameras ready to capture these wild beauties then and there. The route towards Gavi is stunning as it takes you through lush green forests, mist-clad hills, where you can hear birds singing. Oh, yes! Gavi is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. You can spot the woodpecker, great pied hornbill, kingfishes and many more.

The well preserved natural beauty will lure you in.
The cool climate of Gavi, keep you relaxed
and begins to set the holiday mood in!

Enroute Gavi, you will also cross four dams making the road trip so special. Staying at Gavi is also a magical experience. There are several options to choose between camp stays, homestays and tree lodges. There are also stays available that have the Gavi lake view. You can choose from a range of camping options and enjoy the thrill with your friends. Set on an adventure and take the trekking trail early in the morning. Other than this, you can entertain yourselves in Gavi in many ways. There are guided forest walk packages, where you can walk through the forest with a forest guide. Go canoeing in the clean waters of the lake or watch the sunset from a hill. You can also hire a boat and float over Kochupamba lake to relax.

Boating in Gavi
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How to reach Gavi

By Road

Gavi in Kerala is located at a distance of 14 km from Vandiperiyar. It can be easily accessed by road. The NH – 22 from Vandiperiyar, connects directly to Gavi. The Vallakkadavu check-post comes on the way and the drive is just breathtaking.

By Train

The nearest railway stations to Gavi in Kerala are the Ernakulam Railway station and the Kottayam Railway station. The stations are at a distance of 168 and 128 km respectively. From TamilNadu, the closest is the Madurai Railway Station, at a distance of 188 km. As Gavi doesn’t have its own railway station, the easiest way is to arrive at one of the above-mentioned stations. Afterwards, you can hop into a public bus towards Gavi. The buses are frequent and comfortable as well. If you want to arrive hassle-free, you can also hire a private taxi.

By Air

From Kerala, the nearest airport that connects to Gavi is the Nedumbassery airport. Once you arrive at the airport, hire a taxi to reach Gavi. If you want to arrive in Gavi from Tamil Nadu, the closest airport is the Madurai International Airport, which is about 200 km. From the Madurai airport, several buses ply to and fro Gavi.

elephants in the forest
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Best Time to visit Gavi

Gavi is an all-year-round destination. You can visit it any time you like. Here is how each season can make your travel amazing.

Winter Season

If you love the winters and want to witness the beauty of mist-clad Gavi hills? When you travel towards Gavi, cool winds hit your face between September and February. With mist everywhere around, you will feel like you are floating above the clouds.

Summer Season

Wanting to escape the city heats? Looking for a summer vacation with kids? Gavi can be the best escapade. Plan a holiday between the months of March and May. The skies are clearer and you can roam around the hill station and make the most of it.

Monsoon Season

Willing to experience the monsoon? Kerala is the best place to get the feel of it. And if you plan Gavi between June and September, you will get super lucky. Because the rains bring out the wild beauty of Gavi. The quaint little hill station greets you with its greenery. Bring an umbrella or raincoat with you, if you don’t want to get wet in the rain.

Several homestays and Forest stays in Gavi provide the best services and hosts amazing services. Gavi in Kerala is the best summer escapade with your family. Or if your friends’ gang want to get some adrenaline rush, the ideal option is Gavi. Above all, If you are a nature lover and want to live amidst nature for a weekend, head straight to Gavi. Check out packages to Kerala at the Picyourtrail website. Enjoy 24*7 travel support and get your queries answered on the go with the Pickyourtrail app. If you are so curious to plan a trip to Bekal beach in Kerala.

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