Dr Vincent Xavier's visits to the the backward and tribal communities of Gavi, Angamoozhy and Moozhiyar for the past 21 years, earned him a title from the tribespeople -- 'Makka Doctor'.
Gavi has once again opened its doors to visitors.
Everything is designed keeping an eye on the COVID protocols.
As the footfalls have dipped drastically, wild animals and birds could be found everywhere especially near roads and small brooks
Most of the Lankan-Tamils in Gavi work either in the plantation or in the Gavi eco tourism project.
The entrance to this scintillating show of wildlife is at Angamoozhy. Gavi is about 100 kilometres away from the district headquarters.
Those who want to explore the forest in their own vehicles, they would have to book online in advance and reach the Angamoozhi forest check post before 8.30 am.
Here is a list of not-so-popular, offbeat destinations where you can go with your family on this Onam vacation to relax and have fun!
Many restrictions have to be overcome if you wish to visit the wild beauty called Gavi which is a part of the Periyar Tiger Reserve.
These rain-journeys have the potential to offer you sights and experiences beyond explanations.