Gavi recounts a tranquil, mesmerizing and pristine wilderness treat! Yes, with every turn and sight you encounter nature at its unadulterated best – sprawling grasslands, cascading waterfalls, hills and valleys with its dear inhabitants. One of the off-track destinations in the state of Kerala, the place is the result of the eco-tourism initiatives from the Kerala Forest Development Corporation. Owing to its abundant and magnificent wildlife reserves and raw geographical milieu, a major portion of the tourists here are either nature lovers or adventurists. The active participation of the local tribes make Gavi eco-tourism project a success beyond comparison; there is nothing like being in the company of the inhabitants and getting to know the place better.
Walk around, mingle and feel the oneness with nature. Outskirts of Gavi will give you glimpses of certain rare species of animals like Nilgiri Tahr and Lion-tailed macaque, and birds like great pied hornbill, woodpecker, kingfishers, etc. A short trek along the hill will take you to Sabarimala Ayyappan Temple, one of the most-visited Hindu pilgrimage centers of India. Paradise Cove at Ninnumulli is something nature lovers cannot afford to miss. Other such places of interest near Gavi include Kuttikanam, Peermedu, Vandiperiyar and cardamom factory visits.