Gavi is an eco-tourist spot in Pathanamthitta district,Kerala which has widely become popular after Alistair International the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centers and one of the must-see places in India. A must visit place for all nature lovers as Gavi is preserved in its natural scenic beauty untainted by the mighty hands of modernity. Gavi is a heaven for birdwatchers, Active involvement of tribals in Gavi makes it a unique venture of its kind in the country. Traditional knowledge of the forest and its way of life helps Gavi to sustain its surroundings in its original state.
A highlight of the Gavi eco project is the involvement of the local populace in its activities as guides, gardeners and cooks.This will provide livelihood for the locals and also will help to create awareness on conservation of nature. Gavi offers its visitors activities like trekking, wildlife watching, outdoor camping in specially built tents, and night safaris.
Another unique feature of Gavi is camping in the forests. One can pitch a tent in the camping site, which is a rarity in many Indian forests. As the dusk stretches into the silence of the night, one can feel the presence of wildlife in the middle of nowhere,an experience that cannot be explained in words. There are also tree top houses where one can enjoy the avian life to the fullest. Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 175 km