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Gavi Forest

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Gavi forest a must visit

Natures beauty at its best. Serine and calm tropical forest with full greenery. If you are lucky... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2019
A serene place

Gavi was part of my bucket-list for a long time; but due to the distance from Kochi and due to the... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2019
Kochi (Cochin), India
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Thekkady, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amount and Time spent was very high. trip was hectic. we spotted deer, bison at a very long distance. Its not exciting. I felt , we wasted one day. We went on April 28/29. I think it would be good to see during rainy season....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank seljay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sighted bisons which was very nice. However the cost the KFDC charges is 1653 per head and this is for forest entry, short trek boating and breakfast and lunch. This seems higher end, given that the trek is really short and there is no...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank senthilsos
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Natures beauty at its best. Serine and calm tropical forest with full greenery. If you are lucky you can see some wild animals. Best time to visit is March to May August to October. Lot of simple dwelling place are avaialble in and around the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GirishT43
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Trip was awesome...in the lap of nature....atmosphere takes you to another world.most beautiful place i have ever visited with my family and friends...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank minnu123456
Reviewed February 14, 2019

I travelled with my family and with my friends. I enjoyed both trips. This trip is so exciting for forest lovers. The beauty of nature is so amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anooponline
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Gavi was part of my bucket-list for a long time; but due to the distance from Kochi and due to the bad condition of road, I had postponed it several times. But this time, I decided that I should take the risk. I booked for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank JohnJ4942
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Gavi is one among the few forest stations in Kerala where tourist /nature lovers can stay inside the forest as part of Kerala governments eco tourism program. Gavi is one among the best place in Kerala to enjoy and feel the pristine forest and wild...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank sudhish_1971
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We took this day tour organised by the forest department as online tickets for the Periyar boat ride weren’t available. I would rate this average. We could not see any animals except black monkeys. The scenery is beautiful but you get similar views during your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Vandana D
Reviewed December 18, 2018

GAVI is a village in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala located deep inside the Ranni reserve forest and close to Periyar tiger reserve; blessed with a rich population of flora and fauna managed by Kerala Forest Development Corporation (KFDC). Two roads are leading to Gavi. We...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank KVM-Kumar
Reviewed December 14, 2018

The Gavi Forest is an amazing getaway in Thekkady if you love wildlife, boating, waterfalls, environment and nature. It is maintained by the Kerala Forest Department as part of their eco tourism project. Once in you get a feeling of being in a paradise. Only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank DSKTraveller
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April 19, 2019|
Response from DSKTraveller | Reviewed this property |
1. You need to book a jeep from Thekkadi. Other vehicles are not allowed. I took a jeep from Periyar Cabs. The jeep will leave your hotel at 5.30 am or 6 am. Since they allow entry to only 50 people on a day, you can book it... More
January 22, 2019|
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Response from DSKTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry that I saw your message only now. In case, your trip plan is still on, you have two options from Chennai. One take a bus to Kumily - TNSTC has semi-sleeper service and private operators sleeper service. It is... More
December 12, 2018|
Response from BSreeraj | Reviewed this property |
You can book through the government forest website