Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gavi - Outline of the Trek.

 


Where is Gavi ?
Gavi is in Kerala, it falls under periyar wild life reserve forest. Virgin land still un explored by many people. India is beautiful and we have not seen such beauty in our own country.

How to reach Gavi ?
Chennai - Kumily - Gavi - 463 Kms
Nearest railway station: Kottayam, about 114 km away.
Nearest airports: Madurai Airport (Tamil Nadu), about 140 km away;
Cochin International Airport, about 190 km away.
Season Time: Nov to April.
Non Seasonal Time: June to Sep (Preferred reason to Avoid High Expenditure)

Contact Address
Periyar Tiger Reserve.
Eco-Tourism Project Periyar.

For more details please contact
Tourist Information Office
Department of Tourism, Thekkady
Phone: 04869-222620

Gavi Eco-Tourism a project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation has caught the attention of tourists, mostly from European countries. The project is exclusive in many respects and the majority who visited was nature lovers and adventure tourists. Over a short period of time visitors to Gavi gradually increased, especially after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India.

It was dream for me to visit this place , I was collecting articles related to Gavi.
Mean while I took part in the Tadiyanamol trek organised by BASC in March where Jinu told more information about the place, We were waiting for June since the Off Season would start and right time to visit Kerala.




 


 


Both group reached Kumiliy on 11th June 2011 morning at 7.00 AM “The Entry to the paradise lost” had check post to cross and we reached A place in search of good Boarding & Lodging, Maharani Hotel right bang on the main road is the hotel we stayed. The Dormitory cost us RS 800 for 7 of us with good beds provided. The Group Started to discuss what we need to do on the 1st day, as we have plan to visit Gavi on 12th June 2011 as we need purchase entry ticket. Gavi tickets has 2 package Rs 900 per person Package which provide Good breakfast, lunch& tea , Coffee with Guide provided to us to see the place. 2nd Package allows you to stay inside jungle and it cost you RS2500 per person each day.


 
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Gavi - Information about the place - Part 2

 


Gavi Eco-Tourism a project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation has caught the attention of tourists, mostly from European countries. The project is exclusive in many respects and the majority who visited was nature lovers and adventure tourists. Over a short period of time visitors to Gavi gradually increased, especially after 'Alistair International' the world acclaimed tourism major listed it among the leading eco-tourism centres and one of the must-see places in India.

 



It was dream for me to visit this place,I was collecting articles related to Gavi.Mean while I took part in the Tadiyanamol trek organised by BASC in March where Jinu told more information about the place, We were waiting for June since the Off Season would start and right time to visit Kerala. The reason it would help us to reduces the Cost. I published the information in face book and through which we formed the team from Bangalore & Chennai. 3 People from Chennai 4 people from Bangalore decided to visit gavi, for both of the group had no clue whom to contact for boarding & lodging.


 



Both group reached Kumiliy on 11th June 2011 morning at 7.00 AM “The Entry to the paradise lost” had check post to cross and we reached A place in search of good Boarding & Lodging, Maharani Hotel right bang on the main road is the hotel we stayed. The Dormitory cost us RS 800 for 7 of us with good beds provided. The Group Started to discuss what we need to do on the 1st day, as we have plan to visit Gavi on 12th June 2011 as we need purchase entry ticket. Gavi tickets has 2 package Rs 900 per person Package which provide Good breakfast, lunch& tea , Coffee with Guide provided to us to see the place. 2nd Package allows you to stay inside jungle and it cost you RS2500 per person each day.


 
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Gavi - Entry & Exit to the Paradise

 


We got the Tickets to Gavi from Kumily forest office, the time was 10.30 AM. The plan is to view points in Kumily Ottathita & Chellarkovil Waterfalls.After visiting the both the place the time was 1.00 PM reached back to Kumily and had Lunch at Ambadi Restaurant which has got both Veg & Non Veg food. The food was good Especially the ambience and the way of the Dinning was awesome and it was built in old Kerala style house. After completing the food we wanted to take boat ride in Thekkady. Since we had reached the place at 3.00 PM in the evening all the tickets for the Boat ride Sold for the Day. The group decided to walk inside the Thekkady Boat road we roam around inside and came back to the hotel at 5.15 PM. Every one was tried and we have decided to Sleep faster and to get up in the morning at 4.30 AM. The Jeep guy comes at 5.00 AM to Pick up.

 


The next day the jeep guy called us at 5.00 Am, We started the Journey” Jinu asked to remove the roof top of the Jeep”Myself & Chimay were standing behind enjoying the roof top view, Soon Saurab also joined. The View of the Jungle was awesome as we entered the reserve forest.


 


Time was running fast we where totally lost with mother nature best show.
Let me explain, how it look like “It was small road both sides of the roads covered with Grass land every moment you hear the sound of animals while the Jeep diver was slowly driving the Jeep. The Jeep reached a place, The road in front was not seen as the mist covered in front. We got down enjoying the View. The Below video recording show it all.


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Gavi - The beauty not explored

 


We reached Gavi at 7.00 AM, the below Video & picture can explain how the View was at the place. We were asked to sign the register and left free until 8.30 AM. Breakfast at Gavi was awesome and we all enjoyed the food. Each group were assigned a guide who know the routes very well. Every moment we were thrilled by the view we came across. Time was 9.15 AM we started our trek, walking up the mountains covered with grass & stones ever were, The guide asked us to keep silent as we come across some animals during the trek.


 


“The wind was blowing as we reached the top of the mountain; Mist comes and says HI & Bye to us. The green patch were seen everywhere. “The path ways was like the en route to heaven, never in my life time experienced such view and had Little bit Sprinkle from mother nature”. After crossing 4 kms in the trek we came across a Hut house which was constructed to make people stay inside during night treks. Guide stated the house is used for different package which people are allowed to stay inside jungle cost RS 2500 per person 1 night stay. The Sound of water gushing through was heard loud and clear. It is nothing But behind the hut house we had waterfalls which were falling from 40 feet below.


 


Time was 11.15 AM we started walking toward falls, The stated we can come with him one by One. We hold hs hand standing on the Edge of the waterfalls. Please find the below video give You the explanation. No words to describe.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gavi - The Curve that has no Exit.....

 


“Our Mind say’s wait here to build home, while heart says enjoy the nature best creation and the guide says time over we need to get back”. We reached the end point at 12.15 PM while everyone was waiting for the Jeep, I took the below picture

 


As we reached base Gavi, I visited the store where I came across all the animal’s bone took a pictures. The lunch was ready at 1.30 PM, we completed a good Lunch and were waiting for the boat ride. “The Mist was settled in the Man made Lake” ”The heart beat was swift as we stepped in to the boat. The place around was so silent” “You were in my dreams & I took pictures with my eyes” . The boat crashed into jungle “The water falls in front was gushing through way”


“Each step closer to you was freezing – Waterfalls” “It was so freezing fresh out from the Jungle” Please find the below video for More explanation.

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Time was 2.30 PM, time was coming to end, and we need to take the boat ride back to the place. “Our heart sates, do we wish to go back after exploring the virgin beauty”
The group got lost after reaching the Gavi base till 4.00 PM, time was running as we need return. One the way back, I have taken the below picture. “The curve that runs deep into my heart never has an exit point”.