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ML NARESHKUMAR wrote a review Sep 2018
Chennai (Madras), India35 contributions22 helpful votes
As a traveller I have been to many different types of places. But this place GAVI has completely swept me of its sheer pristine beautiful. Oh my god! I am speechless about its beauty! I am writing this review at midnight 1am post visiting this place 3 months back. We went on a pre monsoon time in mid June Chennai to Kottayam by train. From there we hired an innova to gavi. Gavi - A nature's gift to our humans Got the pass from vandiperiyar office, submitted the same in vallakadavu check post. We started our journey and stepped inside the doors of the forest, it's was an enthralling journey inside the forest, elephant dunks all over the road, we saw snakes in the side of the road, saw couple of baby civets, mangoose, Malabar giant squirrel, lion tailed Macau monkey, and many more birds, chicks, peacock etc.. we felt strong presence of elephant but didn't see it. We reached top and stopped near a view point. What a view! Complete glimpse of Western Ghats Mountain range with clouds piercing through. Automatically my both hands started to worship the nature for its beautiful gift to us. Post the view, we checked in to green mansion room, spacious with all basic amenities, and clean. Soon got refreshed and came to taste the delicious lunch with fresh vegetables n chicken! Food will be yummy and very fresh that I can guarantee. Post lunch we went on a boating on the misty water catchment and proceeded to secret Waterfalls. It was like a heaven with mist is in deep love with water, like kissing each other's and the boat cuts through mist n water.. what a feeling, I was stress free, forgot myself and thanked myself to coming and experiencing this. In this short span of 45 mins we were experiencing the climatic dance, shifting gears rain drizzling, mist forming, the breeze shooing away the mist and repeating the same. Hope you can imagine what I saw! While on the boat, when we were approaching the Secret Waterfalls, we saw snakes in the bushes around and got thrilled. The secret Waterfalls was the most beautiful waterfalls ever I saw in my life, I love waterfalls and seen many Dudhsagar, Jog Falls, Adhirapally, Courtrallam, Monkey falls and many more etc... Out of all, this fall's will remain in my memories till I die... We were the only ones in the falls, we took bath like the free birds and enjoyed every second spent over the falls... Post 1 hour we returned back by boat and had some snacks tea, coffee etc and went to room. Came back by late evening for camp fire on the chilly night, the fire gave us what we wanted. And went back to room and slept well like a baby. Had a very deep sleep. Next day early morning we went a Jeep Safari witnessed many animals. Including a hunting scene of a pack of dholes killing a sambar deer. We saw almost all the animals expect Tiger, Panther, Leopard and elephant Came back from safari had breakfast, while having breakfast we saw a snake near the entrance, the forest guard caught the same in a water bottle. What can you ask more? this place given everything at its best. We saw the wild life movie, sightings in the food area, tigers, leopards sightings, videos, poaching videos etc they play it in the TV in food area. We were enjoying and gratefully chatting about our luck in this place. As we were dumbstruck with boating and wanted to the secret Waterfalls again, we cancelled trekking and requested for boating again, by somehow kind repeated requests they accepted. We went again to waterfalls and came back and checked out the room. While coming down we were talking about Our only disappointment - Not Seeing an Elephant inspite of roads filled with Elephant dunks.... Then all of a sudden driver stops the car, we got out of the car and witnessed an herd of 8 elephants including 2 baby elephants just 50 metres above us... We felt we are the lucky bunch. This trip turned so special to our hearts, we enjoyed every bit of it, May be we felt god was gifting us everything right from climate to animal sightings etc.. We carry the best memories of our lives from this special place and nature gained our respect and started to worship her https://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g297636-d4508221-r616749415-Gavi_Forest-Thekkady_Idukki_District_Kerala.html#
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Irfan k wrote a review Jan 2018
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I booked package at Gavi KFDC Green Mansion. It was a very good experience. The package includes Food, Safari, boating, trekking/hiking and 24hrs check-in check-out stay. The rooms are big and clean. Restaurant provided us Tea/snacks while check-in at 6PM complimentary. Guides were very good and polite. Overall experience was really good. Worth to visit if you are nature lover.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Struth_n_Ozzy wrote a review Nov 2017
Newcastle, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
Our 2 day 1 night Jungle trip to the Gavi Forest was a highlight of our trip. The programme ran very smoothly from our jeep transfer, to activities, meals and although we didn't see tiger we did see wild elephant!! Ramesh our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The cottage tents are basic but comfortable. The scenery was just superb.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Ajith N wrote a review Aug 2017
Kerala, India52 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed in Green Mansion at a Night with Family. Sleeping in a forest is a great experience. Further you can have an hour boating in Dam, at the end you will reach at ‘Neer Veezcha Water falls’’ which is believe that start /mouth of River Pampa. Beautiful natural waterfall. Early morning around 3 hours site seeing on Jeep/Van. If lucky you can see wild elephants on your way. We saw elephants, peacocks, Monkeys, Pigs etc. Trucking with guide will give you another experience. Food in camp was excellent. Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea and Dinner was super. Non veg available only on dinner. Lodge/Camp is having only limited facility except that everything was good. To reach there you have to book through KFDC Ecotourism’s site or Kerala Forest Development department’s Kumaly or Vandiperiyar office. Vandi periyar to Gavi will be around 28 Kms and out this 20 Kms you are travelling through a dense forest. Great experience. Tips. Avoid visiting in Kerala summer time, 2. Usage of Plastics, Alcohol drinks etc. in forest is not allowed. 3. BSNL mobile will work there. 4. Children less than 5 years old are not allowed.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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joel g wrote a review Jul 2017
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- The hotel/lodge is located around 20 kms from Vallikadavu check post - Last check in at check post in 18:00 - Option of day trip or stay over - would suggest spending a night at Green Mansions - they have a boat trip and there is a beautiful waterfall at one end of the dam - Check KFDC website for bookings.. - Excellent food - Expect minimal facilities with regards to room
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Green Mansions
Which popular attractions are close to Green Mansions?
Nearby attractions include Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple (7.5 km) and Mullaperiyar Dam (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Green Mansions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Green Mansions?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Green Mansions?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Green Mansions?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shiny Tours & Travals (15.9 km).