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Kerala’s best places to visit in 2016


Are you looking for some paradise kind of places in Kerala for a different travel experience in 2016 ? why can’t you consider the below  destination options ?

One Day Trip to Gavi

Gavi Lake

A one day tour covering the best and indigenous part of forests of Western ghats in Kerala has been made a reality recently.

The one day starts and ends in Konni, situated in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. From Konni, famous for its elephant museum, the trip will cover the places like Adavi, Thannithodu, Aangamuzhi, Muzhiyar, Kochu Pamba and reaches Gavi.

See Gavi Photo Album here

From Gavi, trip takes a new route through Vallakkadavu, Vandiperiyar, Kuttikkanam, Erumeli, Ranni and Kumbazha to reach back to Konni.

The entire trip costs around INR 1600 per person which includes breakfast and lunch that can be carried alongside. The Forest department has procured specially designed air conditioned vehicles with a capacity of 16 people for this nature kissing venture.

In addition to this, there is a coracle ride in Adavi and Boat ride in Gavi planned as part of this program. This is going to be one of the most memorable experiences for the Nature lovers and travelers without doubt.

For more information one can contact in the below number – 04682247645 ( Kerala,India Landline Number provided for additional inquiry of Gavi one day trip)

KFDC is also arranging one day programs in Gavi for 1250 per person. One can find more details about the trip and can proceed with online booking through this link

Gavi KFDC eco tourism

Boating in the Idukki Dam reservoir

Kalvary mount idukki

The Idukki Hydroelectric project is one of the most successful and the biggest of its kind in Kerala. The Idukki arch dam is one among the very few of its kind in the world.

With ticket cost of 200 INR, you can experience a boating in Idukki dam reservoir which will bring you as close as you can get to the point where the nature has changed for this man made wonder.

The boating starts from the Eco tourism office of the forest department .  In the next one hour, you will see the vastness of the Idukki and Cheruthoni dams and its reservoir, the forest areas, meadows and small lakes.

The ride ends at the starting point which also holds the memorial of Adivasi Mooppan Kolumban, who identified the exact place for the Idukki dam and Cheruthoni dam .

You can also visit the Garden of Rare species and Butterfly research center managed by the Forest Department itself along with this ride. Also, the department will provide a pavilion having information about the wild animals in the area.

The best part is that, boating and other related activities will be made throughout the year on all days even if the Idukki dam is not opened for visitors. So whenever you are planning for a trip to Idukki, never forget to experience this wonderful delight.

Jungle Safari to Rosemala


Loccated in the Shenduruney forest of Aryankavu, Kollam District, Rosemala is called as the valley that unfolds like the unfurling petals of a rose.

Similar to that in Gavi, thanks to the Shenduruney forest officials, the new initiative has opened the doors of this wonderful experience for people who do not have the luxury of own vehicle.

Unlike the Gavi tour, the Rosemala Jungle Safari Package is easily affordable for all. The service will start at 9 AM from Thenmala directly to Rosemala which is located around 15 KM from Aryankaavu.

After a visit to the village, a traditional lunch will be provided. The forest watchtower in Rosemala gives you the magnificent view of the Thenmala dam.

The trip will end at 5 PM in Thenmala, which is another eco tourism spot pretty famous for its adventure park and the trekking options available.

The ticket charges is 800 INR for age 12 and above and 500 INR for age below 12. The ticket includes the lunch at Rosemala village and a light refreshment. This is a very competitive and convenient pricing for a one day trip.

Hope the below links will be useful in getting more information about the rosemala jungle safari

Shendurney Eco Tourism Project

Jungle Safari to Rosemala

Visitor Information

Meesapulimala trekking


Photo Credits : Akhil Venu 

Meeshapulimala, an unheard but one of the most adventurous place to reach in the Kerala’s own western ghats for all seasons got into many minds recently. Yes again, its the magic of Cinema which bought it so many fans like Gavi.

The exact feeling of the Meeshapulimala trek is to be felt rather than to be written. Being to the second largest height (first goes to Anamudi which is inaccessible for public) of Kerala is always special. More when it is in the beauty of Western Ghats.

Munnar, famous for its tea estates and climate is the best place to start your journey to this amazing place. As it is an already established and a popular tourist place of kerala, there are a number of lovely spots and attractions . The trek for Meesapulimala starts from the base camp about 30 KM from Munnar. The trekking distance is roughly 12 KM which will take you to the highest point of Meesapulimala.

Its tiring and adventurous at the same time but the beauty of the peak makes you feel the excitement more. Never miss Meeshapulimala in your trip to Kerala.

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