Log huts are being built at the Gavi eco-tourism centre in Pathanamthitta, under the aegis of the Kerala Forest Development Corporation (KFDC).
Authorities are hopeful that the log huts, which are being set up to woo even the foreign tourists, would give a new face to the Gavi tourism.
The initiative is part of the renovation projects being implemented by the tourism department at a cost of over Rs 1 crore. The objective is to complete the renovation works within 6 months.
Five log huts are being constructed adjacent to the Gavi dam, under the supervision of the Gavi KFDC division. The logs of the acacia tree are being used for the construction. Except for the roof, the entire structure would be made of wood.
All the huts would offer a view of the reservoirs of the Gavi dam. The log huts would be entirely in harmony with nature, and thus the stay at these cottages would offer a special experience, vouches Gavi division manager K V Sajeer.
Habitat, a government agency, is overseeing the construction. Along with the log huts, there are two Swiss cottages as well.
The profitable tourism project at Gavi, which is under the KFDC, currently offers two packages for the travellers. Travellers can stay at Gavi for a day, or the visitors can arrive in the morning and leave by evening. In the stay package, 2.5-hour jeep safari, boating, trekking, accommodation at the cottage and food would be included. During the trekking, the travellers would get to see the Sabarimala viewpoint and the boat ride would offer them a scenic view of the waterfall. Approximately Rs 3,300 is levied per person.
The booking for the Gavi eco-tourism project is done mainly through the office at Kumily or via online.
Phone - 9947492399, 8547809270, 8289821305, and 8289821306
Email - kfdcecotourism.com