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

This bus and the route became famous after the release of the film Ordinary. Tough the major portions I believe should have been shooted outside this route. This route is much beautiful just after the monsoons and if you enjoy the monsoons... go and feel it, you wont be disappointed.

Google maps of the route: http://goo.gl/srm3LQ

Gavi through thick forest


The bus timings from both the KSRTC stations,

From Pathanamthitta to Kumily via Gavi :

Schedule 1:
06.30 AM : Pathanamthitta
11.00 AM : Gavi
12.45 PM : Kumily

Schedule 2:
01.30 PM : Pathanamthitta
06.00 PM : Gavi
07.45 PM : Kumily

From Kumily to Pathanamthitta via Gavi :

Schedule 1:
06.30 AM : Kumily
08.00 AM : Gavi
12.45 PM : Pathanamthitta

Schedule 2:
01.30 PM : Kumily
03.00 PM : Gavi
07.45 PM : Pathanamthitta

You can contact the Pathanamthitta KSRTC depot or Kumily KSRTC depot if you want to check more about the service. The phone numbers ,

Pathanamthitta KSRTC :
Office :  0468 - 2229213
Station Master :  0468 - 2222366

Kumily KSRTC :
Office :  0486- 9224242
Station Master :  0486- 9224242 (same as office)



Last climb to Gavi

Google maps of the route: http://goo.gl/srm3LQ


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26 comments:

  1. Gavi on monsoon : http://www.jinujohn.com/2012/07/trekking-in-thekkady-and-gavi.html

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  3. Is the bus route still functional?
    i wish to take the route on this long weekend. Could you suggest some places to stay

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    1. Yes, Bus route is still functional. You can contact the KSRTC depo's for more details.
      Either you can stay in Kochupapma KSEB gues house (with recomendation)

      Or book KTDC accomodation at Gavi

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  4. KSRTC from kumily to gavi starts at 5:30am.Please update that

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    1. Think its 6:30 AM.
      Will check again with sources and update as i get info

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  5. On 12.12.18, I am in this Pathanamthitta - Gavi bus, that which starts from Pathanamthitta KSRTC bus stand at 6.30 am.

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    1. How to go by bus for a one day trip?

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    2. Take Gavi bus one side and return via Kuttikkanam

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  6. Bus starts at 6.30 am from Pathanamthitta KSRTC bus stand.

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  8. Ksrtc bus ticket rate

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    1. Not sure of the fare now, but work for the minimal fare

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    1. Not much crowded other than the long weekends. But better you reach the stand 10-20 minutes before

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  10. Pathanamthittayil ninnum bus kayari kumaliyano stop

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  11. Sir I do have a question that is after 2.00pm other than ksrtc journey is there any other ways to reach Pathanamthitta

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    1. Regular private and KSRTC bus connectivity is there via Kuttikkanam and Mundakkayam to other cities

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  12. Where we can stay at GAvi one night and the cost

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    1. KTDC has stay options with cottage, mansions and tents. Though bit costly for its remoteness its value

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  13. Where we can stay at GAvi one nght and cost

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    1. KTDC has stay options with cottage, mansions and tents. Though bit costly for its remoteness its value

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  14. Thx for the information. Let me try with my friends.

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    1. Welcome. Share your Gavi travel experience once done

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  15. What is your advise on travelling by own car??

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    1. From vandiperiyar side any sort of vehicles are fine, but from other side SUV s are better. Seen small cars also going, but won't be that easy

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