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Gavi Forest, Thekkady

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Enjoy pristine nature at Gavi Forest, a hotbed of eco-tourism in India. Blanketed by tea plantation, the area offers great trekking opportunities and outdoor camping in specially built tents. Observe amazing wildlife and go on a night safari to see the endangered Nilgiri ibex, the state animal of Tamil Nadu, and lion-tailed macaque or herds of gaurs and elephants. Stay at top tree huts and take a boat ride at Gavi and Kochupampa lakes or visit a cardamom factory and walk through spice gardens. Watch spider flowers or lady shoe flowers and see some of the 250 species of birds here. To visit Gavi Forest on your trip to Thekkady, use our Thekkady attractions site .
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  • September 14, 2017
    We 6 guys from Chennai planned this trip 3 months before and booked accommodation online through kfdc official website. It cost 2500 Rs plus tax person for over night stay at Green mansion.  We starte...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    26th and 27th of August, 2017 visited Thekkady- entering into God's own country, experienced the green foliage all through the drive into Thekkady. The first day was the trip of Gavi - very well organ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Went there for the whole day - did boating in the lake. Had lunch at the resort, There are leeches - so be careful. The whole day trip was very well organised. Our guide was very good.  more »

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Where to stay in Thekkady

The main place to stay in Thekkady remains the town of Kumily. With a range of accommodations to suit the needs of safari-goers, most visitors choose not to look any farther than this gateway to the national park. An abundance of refined resorts, eco-lodges, and budget hostels provide the main competition in town, along with a number of rental apartments and guesthouses. You'll also find options along the road that leads south into the national park. You'll need to book well in advance to secure a room in these hotels.
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