Showing posts with label periyar tiger reserve. Show all posts
Showing posts with label periyar tiger reserve. Show all posts

Jun 20, 2013

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Pathanamthitta - Gavi - Kumily on KSRTC Bus

The best and the economic way to reach Gavi is through the bus service run by KSRTC ( Kerala State Road Transport Corporation ). KSRTC runs 2 ordinary bus services daily between Kumily and Pathanamthitta. 2 schedules from both the KSRTC depots.  The majority part of the route passes through the thick forests and hilly terrains  of Periyar Tiger Reserve. Wild life sightings are regular, especially elephants. The service passes through  chittar, Seethathodu, Angamuzhi, Kakki Dam, Anathodu Dam, Pamba Dam, Gavi, Vallakadavu and Vandiperiyar.

Gavi road cutting through the hills

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Jul 25, 2012

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Trekking in Thekkady and Gavi

Gavi..?? where in Kerala? Is it a tourist place? Which district it is? etc these were the queries i got after posting the event in the website. Monsoons in its peak time,bad time to visit the forests of Periyar tiger reserve. Good response and a bunch of people registered within the first week and was forced to close the registration within few dates.

So Friday night I reached Shanti Nagar bus stand from where our bus to Kumily was booked. People started coming and finally after all late comers majority seats of the bus were filled by the ascenders. We started of to Kumily, morning when woke up we were in the plains of Tamil Nadu near Kumbam. Hills far ahead, grape farms and drizzling, a good sign to start up with the day. We could see a waterfall sliding through the hills and I made an announcement its Chellarkovil waterfalls and we will be visiting that today. All heads out of windows to see it:):).

After 1 hour of climbing up from Cumbam we reached Kumily... cool and pleasant atmosphere welcomed we crossed the check post in border to Kerala. We checked in to hotel and decided to start by 10.00AM after breakfast with a Jeep ride. mean time went to the forest office and made the arrangements for Gavi passes. By 10.00AM 4 Jeeps were in front of the Hotel and all occupied the best seats and we headed off to Ottakathalamedu (camel head top, if I translated correct ) view point in Kumily. When we started climate was good but as we attained altitude it started drizzling.

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