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Gavi is a village in the Pathanamthitta district of India’s Kerala state.Gavi is 28 km south west of Vandiperiyar, a town on NH 220 the highway connecting Kollam and Madurai, which itself is 14 km from Kumily, near Thekkady. Let the rough journey to Gavi may better be made on a sturdy vehicle like jeep which are available on hire either from Vandiperiyar or from Kumily.

The place having a quite calm and peacefull lake with boating facilities.Gavi is part of the Periyar Tiger reserve, and the route is pretty good and can be covered in a normal car from vandiperiyar.Entry passes must be obtained from the Forest Check Post enroute at Vallakkadavu.The Entry fee is Rs.25 / person and Rs.50 / vehicle.For Camera you need to pay Rs.25 (still camera) and Rs.100 (video camera). Tented and Forest camping is available from November – March.Gavi is listed as one of the must-see places in India. Active involvement of tribals makes Gavi one of its kind in the country.


  • Trekking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Stay at top tree huts
  • Outdoor camping in forest around
  • Visit to paradise cove at Ninnumulli
  • Safaris through jungle roads
  • Climb to Sabarimala temple view
  • Boating in the Gavi& kochupampa lakes.
  • Leisurely walks through spice gardens
  • Birding
  • Visit to cardamom factory
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