Gavi is the major Tourist centre, which comes under the Eco-Tourism project. It spreads across the beauty of Periyar Tiger Reserve. The ever green dense forest, wild streams, birds, the nature at its unadultered best etc. compose Gavi a forest haven. The eye-feasting Tea-gardens, Valleys, evergreen woods, cascades, cardamom gardens etc. enchant many a traveller.If you are a birder, the forests around Gavi are home to over 320 species of birds.We can watch the Indian hornbills, sunbirds, woodpeckers, king fishers and numerous Mynahs, Dongos, Cuckoos and bulbuls.
Since Gavi occupies a water Reservoir and Reserve Forest Region, there are all the possibilities for watching the wild animals too. These evergreen forests are abundant in magnificent wild life including Tiger, Elephants, Leopards, Bears, Indian Gaur, Sambar, Barking and Mouse Deer, Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Marten, etc. Gavi could be indeed a base camp for Jungle Trekkers, bird watchers, nature worshippers, Research students and the like…. Gavi extends the travellers an adventurous morale and a profound attachment to the nature.