The tourism industry is finally heaving a sigh of relief after a prolonged dry spell this year. And the usual tourist destinations have upped their game and are providing attractive packages. Take for instance this Konni-Adavi-Gavi tour package that sounds exciting.
But of course, everything is designed keeping an eye on the COVID protocols. So, the deal is to start early from the Elephant Training Centre at Konni (that includes long elephant rides through the forests), stop at Adavi for a Kottavanchi safari and breakfast and later visit Thannithode, Chittar, Aangamoozhi and Moozhiyar Dam. You will surely enjoy the Kochandi Check post to Vallakkadavu drive through the forest which is an 85-kilometre stretch. From there take the Pulmedu, evergreen forests and visit Penstock Pipe, Kakki Dam Viewpoint, Kakki Dam, and the popular film location sites. Post lunch you can opt for boating at Little Pampa and sight the large Gofar tree, which was used to make Noah’s Ark, before reaching Gavi. You can reach VallaKadavu via the Tiger reserve.
The elephant training centre
One of the most prominent elephant training centres in the state, it attracts visitors all through the year. The elephants are housed in giant wooden cages and they take special care of baby elephants who get separated from their herd. The training methods are traditional, and their daily routine includes morning walks, long baths, and specific diets. Tourists can access these in person and can play with the baby elephants and go for elephant rides. You can buy medicinal and forest based organic goods from the eco-store here.
The Kotta vanchi ride/Coracle boating
With a 5-km stretch widened by the Kallar River, Adavi offers you a charming boat ride in those quaint basket boats. You can opt for short and long rides and the scenery is best in Monsoon.
You can see the plantation towns of Vandiperiyar, Peerumedu, Kuttikanam, Mundakayam, Erumeli, Ranni before reaching Konni for a later dinner. If you are travelling by group, per person will be charged anywhere between Rs 1800 to 1900 while those travelling solo will be charged 2000 bucks that includes travel fees, food, Kottavanchi safari and Boating. For details (9446426775)