Gavi – Kerala Travel Guide
One of the most surreal and bewitching hill stations in Kerala, Gavi is also an adventure hub in God’s Own Country! A serene and tranquil hamlet in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, this quaint hilly abode is located off the NH-22, and it rose to fame after the ‘Alistair International’ listed Gavi as one of the ‘Leading Eco-tourism Centres and Must See Place’ in India.
Tucked away amidst the Ranni Reserve Forest, this stunning Kerala hill station not only boasts of its remarkable beauty, but also takes the pride of being a much coveted destination among the adrenaline junkies. Its rugged and enthralling settings make it a hotspot for an array of adventure things to do in Kerala. While in Gavi, adventure seekers can indulge in adrenaline pumping activities like trekking, off-roading, boating, and much more.
Also, owing to the lush, evergreen, and favourable climatic conditions, Gavi takes the pride of being an ideal home to a wide range of wildlife species. Nature or wildlife lovers visiting Gavi during their Kerala trip can go for wildlife safaris, bird watching, jungle camping, stay in tree house, and several other amazing activities.
How to Reach Gavi:
Vandiperiyar is the nearest accessible point to reach Gavi. It is a small town located in the NH-22 and is around 30km from the hill station. Visitors can also reach Gavi easily from Thekkady which is around 51km from Gavi.
Gavi do not have any railway station! Three of the nearest railway stations to reach Gavi are Kottayam Railway Station (128km), Ernakulam Railway Station (168km), and Madurai Railway Station (180km). After arriving at any of these railway stations, visitors can board regular buses or private taxis to reach Gavi.
Nedumbassery Airport in Ernakulam at a distance of 160km, serves as the nearest airport to reach Gavi. Following this, there is the Madurai Airport which is around 199km from this gorgeous hill station in Kerala.
Best Time to Visit Gavi:
1Winter (September to February):
Gavi can be quite chilly during the winters; it is the best time for those who loves the winters and want to explore the misty appeal and outlook of this scenic hill station. Temperature remains pretty much below the average level and is accompanied by cool and crispy winds throughout the season.
2Summer (March to May):
With the onset of March, Gavi starts getting warmer. By the end of March, mercury level rises up to somewhere between 30-35 degrees, and the climate gets clearer than before. Gavi in summers can be an ideal escapade for those who want to escape the scorching heat of the sun.
3Monsoon (June to September):
Gavi starts receiving the monsoon rains from the first week of June. With the downfall of the rains, the entire of the hill station starts wearing a new and fresh outlook. This is the best time for the nature lovers and leisure seekers to sit back and enjoy the enchanting beauty of Gavi under the spell of the monsoon rains.