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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. Put Gavi Forest into our Thekkady itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We went for the one-day package, that includes a visit to a small museum (this is just one room of valuable wildlife artefacts, really), a boating trip that takes roughly 1 hour, and a trek into the f...  more »
  • Pristine jungle and an eco resort in the middle of the jungle with a reservoir. Choose the tents over the rooms.  more »
  • It was actually a jungle safari...eventhough wild animals did not gave face to us as expected we enjoyed the fresh air and clean atmosphere very well in a relax mood... really worth for going there......  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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