The Travancore Heritage Sea Side Resort
The Travancore Heritage is a sea side resort in 8 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 splendor 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.
The courtyard within the 'Nalukettu' in its center, 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.
Accommodation at Travancore Heritage Resort :
Pool Mansions - 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.
Heritage Villas - The Travancore Heritage has 43 elegant air conditioned rooms in heritage villas with all modern amenities like spacious toilets including garden baths with cold/hot water showers, with comfortable furniture and smooth interior lights. A few rooms with closed baths are also available. The amenities provided in all the bedrooms include satellite TV, telephone (ISD), mini bar and coffee maker. Almost all the rooms provide a view of the sea and the beach and the lovely green lawns and have spacious sit outs with built in elegant reclining benches and antique planters' chairs
Restaurant - The 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