Gavi Eco-Tourism Project of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation has caught the attention of tourists, especially from Europe. The project is unique in many aspects and the majority of the visitors are nature lovers. Alistair International, the world acclaimed tourism major, listed it among the leading eco-tourism centers and one of the must-see places in India. Gavi will cast its charisma on every visitor and is indeed a place that should not be missed.
Thekkady on the Western Ghats, is where the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, declared as a tiger reserve in 1978 is located. Apart from tigers, the reserve is home to a variety of animals like wild elephants, common langur, Nilgiri langur, bison, leopards, lion-tailed macaque, gaur, sambar and giant squirrel. It is one of the places where you can come across wild elephants frequently. The cruise through the Periyar lake will be an everlasting memmory for those who love nature
Vagamon situated at a height of about 3500 feet above sea level in Vayanad district of Kerala, with a temperature reange between 10-25 deg C is an ideal tourist destination throughout the year. Vagamon has been identified as the best eco-tourist destination in India by the Tourism Department of Kerala and National Geographic Traveler has listed Vagamon, on it's directory, as one of the 50 most attractive places to visit in India.
Illikkal Kallu or Illikkal Boulder is a pristine viewpoint located at 4000ft ASL in Kottayam District. It is about 50km from Kottayam and 6km from Teekoy. Until recently it has been one of those far-away places. To reach the hill top, before the road was made good, one has to trek up three kilometers. After the road was paved till the pre-summit and commissioned, Illikkal Kallu is drawing a large number of visitors. It is viable now, to reach the foot of the hill even on two-wheelers.