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The Bamboo Grove
Eco lodge & Centre for experiential learning
Nature Walk
The guided day trek
The Periyar Tiger Trail
Adventure trekking and camping
Border Hiking
Protection oriented range hiking
Bamboo Rafting
Dawn to dusk range hiking
Jungle Patrol
Shepherding the jungle
Jungle Inn
Jungle in the night
Green Mansions
Far from the madding crowds...
Bullock Cart Discoveries


Community based ecotourism - Green Mansions
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Green Mansions - Far from the madding crowds...
Gavi, a picturesque land is one of the off-the-track destinations ideal for a wilderness retreat replete with trekking, birding, canoeing and facilities for boarding.

There are hills and valleys, tropical forests, sprawling grasslands, sholas, cascading waterfalls and cardamom plantations. Endangered species including the elephant, Nilgiri tahr, lion-tailed macaque are often sighted at the outskirts of Gavi.

The programme
There are two programmes run by the Kerala Forest Development Corporation and Eco Development Committees, one where three families could stay in the ecolodge at Gavi and the other where 15 persons can go for a day’s visit of the area.

Hosted and accompanied by trained local people, the visitors can go for trekking and bird watching in the many trails around, paddle in still waters to cool off or perhaps settle down for watching sunset in this oasis of peace and tranquility. Native vegetarian food and snacks will be provided to the visitors.

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For information and booking on Community based Ecotourism Programmes:
Tel. 91 4869 224571


Site managed by:
Staff Eco Developmet Committee, Periyar Tiger Reserve
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