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Travancore Heritage, Kovalam Holidays

The Travancore Heritage is a sea side resort in 15 acres of lush green coconut garden and landscaped environs located at Chowara - south of Kovalam, near Trivandrum, Kerala. The resort stands on a high cliff overlooking the Arabian Sea and a long wide beach of powdery white sand. The Travancore Heritage is conceived and developed as a Heritage Property to bring to life the age-old traditional architectural splendour of the region with its typical timber houses and 'Nalukettus' with tiled roofing, which allow for living in communion with all the elements of Nature Travancore Heritage, 

Perched on a high cliff in a panoramic hinterland of about 8 acres which overlooks one of the best and widest beach strips in the country, lined by a canopy of green coconut palms, the view is absolutely breathtaking and will linger in the mind's eye of the viewer for a long time afterwards.

The courtyard within the 'Nalukettu' in its centre, around which the four wings of the house were built in timber, bring in the air, sunlight and the rain water right into the house making the inhabitants live in tune with Mother Nature. Travancore Heritage comprises of many such houses built at various periods in the past 60 - 100 years from several locations in Travancore, rebuilt at the site after being dismantled and transported with utmost care, with all their architectural grandeur with fine woodcarvings on the rafters, gables and the connecting timber members on the walls intact.

The Travancore Heritage has 2 pool mansion suites with private pools set in independent villas, with air conditioned spacious bed room, a drawing room and sit-out or verandah with rich period furniture and all modern amenities of attached toilet with lavish fittings with 24 hours cold/hot water showers. It also has a private dip pool in open back-yard, completely walled in for privacy. These suites are ideal for VIP guests and honeymooners.

The 'open house' restaurant is open on the front sides with arches and overlooks the pool. It has a wooden roof ceiling on its main hall which is some 100 years old with such exquisite decorative work, sourced from the marriage hall of a feudal chief in Tamil Nadu. The restaurant offers multi-cuisine fare with the specialty of seafood and local ethnic cuisine and can serve 80 guests at a time.

The 'ocean grill' beach side restaurant is ideally situated between the beach grove and the sea. With thatched roofing and sea breeze caressing through this restaurant specializes in sea food.

There is a separate Ayurveda Restaurant where you get only ayurveda dishes

LEISURE
Beach Side Facility
The beach activity centre is in an acre of land with lush green swaying coconut palms by the side of the beach with access from the main resort area on the cliff. The centre serves snacks and beverages and also issues fresh beach towels. It has a few lockers, fresh water shower rooms, toilets and change rooms.

Those guests who would like to have a splash in the sea can venture to do so when allowed by the coast guards of the resort or just loll up on the beach for the perfect suntan, under the beach umbrellas.

Games like beach volley ball are organized on request. Nature walks on the extensive network of pavements and along the edge of the cliff can also be engaged in to exercise the body and the mind. Barbeque service will be a special fare at the lawn, providing spectacular view of the night sky and the countless lights of a myriad fishing boats of the local fishermen reflecting on the waves of the turquoise blue sea. There is a library and indoor games parlour on top of reception

Cultural Shows
Organized cultural performances by professional artists and groups of performing art forms like mohiniyattam, kathakali etc and classical music are arranged in the evenings giving a glimpse of the cultural richness and variety of Kerala.

Tour Packages
Special daytime - sight seeing and shopping trips can also be organized on request at extra payment. The near by attractions include the Padmanabhapuram Palace - the ancient palace of the Travancore Kings, Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin) - the tip of the Indian Peninsula, Country boat cruises along the backwaters, Srichitra art gallery and Napier museum. One can also go for a shopping spree for antiques, curios and handicrafts or garments and gold jewellery in city shops in Trivandrum

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