Monday, November 26, 2012

Gavi - Solitude limited

Very often we get irritated when the increasing number of tourists pollutes an eco friendly place with noise and plastic. But Gavi does not come under that kind of places and is an excellent spot for those who love trekking and solitude. You will have the pleasure of boating and trekking inside the periyar tiger reserve forest.

You can contact Thekkady tourism department to get the details (Phone: 04869-222620). Even you can travel direct to Gavi, but sometimes they restricts the number of vehicles to Gavi.


  In the following photograph you could see a distant image of the Sabarimala temple. A few people come to this place and see the makara jyothi.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


If you have the patience to travel 13km/h on an average to cover 40 kms then you should surely try a travel to Meghamalai. This place is just awesome with it’s beauty and pure with it’s unpolluted echo system.

We went to this place from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. We took the route via Kottarakkara, Adoor, Thiruvalla, Kumili, Chinnamanoor (near cumbum) and then the 40 kms road to Meghamalai.

The climate is really cool and the season is from November to February. Other months also  are good to visit and it’ll be good to avoid the rainy seasons. It’ll be relatively crowded during April to June as it’s the summer holidays time.

The tea estate managements are the main hosts there. You could opt for the panchayath guest house also which is cheaper, but comes with less facilities.