Gavi is a village in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. It is located 14 km from Kumily near Thekkady. It is part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve and holds breathtaking natural beauty. The evergreen forests are abundant with magnificient wildlife. For the nature explorers Gavi offers the complete acquaintance with the flora around including Nageia Wallichinia (Podocarpus Wallichinia), a highly endemic species of the Gymnosperm family seen only around Gavi in the whole Western Ghats
The jeep safari to Gavi, picturesque land, is the major off-the-track destination ideal for a wilderness retreat replete with trekking, birding, canoeing and facilities for boarding. This biological garden, with hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grass lands, sholas, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantation, is home for many endangered species like lion tailed macaque; nilgiri tahrs etc. Trekking through forest under trained Guide after break fast.Return by 12.30,have south Indian Vegetarian lunch and thereafter boating in GaviLake(row boat),visit cardamom plantations and curing house,Sabarimala view point..Return after evening tea by 3.30 PM.
Day trip: 5.30am to 3.30 pm. 36 km drive through jungle 3 kms trekking 1 ½ hour pedal boat. Breakfast and lunch is included
Minimum cost : Rs.6500 (two persons),Rs.2500/person up to six people in a Jeep .
Note : forest entrance is not included .(Rs.50 for Indians and Rs.500 for foreigners. )
The day starts with plantation visit under trained guide to fully enjoy the natural beauty of Gavi.
12.30: Return from plantation visit for a sumptuous south Indian vegetarian lunch. The first half of the day is balanced with a relaxing row boat ride after lunch. Then proceed for a visit to the cardamom plantation and inhale aromatic whiffs of cardamom and then to the curing house. Sabarimala viewpoint is the next spot in the itinerary, the scenic beauty spot to capture the panoramic view of the Sabarimala hills and the pilgrim spot. Later proceed to the Museum where the skeletons of the animals are preserved.
Return to the registration spot after a day full of enjoyable sightseeing. Indulge yourself for to a refreshing tea break before dispersing at 3.30 pm.
Day trip: 5.00am to 4pm. Total 200 km , 70km Jeep safari inside the jungle .this programme include only safari . food and entrance extra.