Gavi is a scenic place on the Western Ghats situated in Pathanamthitta District. This place has gained popularity with tourists from the state and also from others. The village Gavi is situated in Ranni Taluk. It is at a distance of around 284 kilometers from Vandiperiyar (idukki district).
There are around 260 species of birds and is home to many a beasts of the jungle.
Gavi is part of the Periyar Tiger Reseserve. Tourists can go to Gavi from Vandiperiyar or from Pathanamthitta by Car. Bus services are also available. There is an entry fee to be paid to explore the beauty of this forests, if you are not going by public transport.
Two Gopher trees are a specialty of Gavi forest. It is believed that these are seen only here in India. It is believed that Biblical Noah’s ark was made with Gopher wood.
The nearest railway stations is Chengannur Railway Station at around 115 kilometers distance. Kottayam Railway station is at around 128 kilometers distance from Gavi. Eranakulam Railway Station is at around 168 kilometers away.
Nedumbassery Airport (Kochi airport) is the nearest airport at around 160 kilometers away. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state of Kerala, is at around 180 kilometers distance. Madurai airport is at around 200 kilometers away.
Rooms are available for those interested to stay overnight at Gavi. It is from Kerala Forest Development Corporation Ltd.