Travancore Heritage, the glistening brand new heritage property of 15 acres built with recreated palaces and 'nalukettus' of vintage Kerala is situated on the pristine beach front of Chowara, south of Kovalam, near Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Travancore Heritage is a venture of Joy's Resorts and Hotels and managed by professionally qualified and experienced team of managers and staff to offer exceptional service, a notch above the customers' expectation - the absolute delight of the customer.
Travancore Heritage, the total heritage resort represents authentic, traditional Kerala architecture, with its quaint tile-roofed timber houses, which allows for a living in communion with all the elements of nature, in perfect resort ambience. 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 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.
Travancore Heritage, Travancore is located just 23 kms from Trivandrum, the capital city of the Indian state of Kerala, known as 'god's own country' in the southern most part of India.
The nearest international airport is Trivandrum. It is well connected with other parts of India as well as with many major cities of the world. Trivandrum is also well connected through Indian railways from all the important places in India and also by roadways from neighboring states. The resort is situated by the side of the Kovalam - Poovar road, and is only 40 minutes drive from the airport, 45 minutes from railway station and bus station.
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.
There are 4 nos of Premium suits with all the facilities.
The Travancore Heritage has 22 elegant air conditioned houses in heritage premium with all modern amenities like spacious toilets including garden baths with cold/hot water showers, with comfortable furniture and smooth interior lights. They are with satellite TV, telephone (ISD), mini bar and coffee maker.
There are 15 nos of premium mansion perched at the edge of 120 ft cliff with the most magnificent view of the Arabian Sea.
There are 23 nos of heritage homes with all the facilities, overlooking the green lawns
The beach grove block on the beach at the foot of the 120 ft. cliff has 24 most modern rooms facing the sea. Lift facility is available to move up and down different levels. Beach grove offers the sophistication of luxury and warmth of tradition at every nook and corner.
The reception building, a 120-year-old Palace (the Valiamadom Kottaram) of a regional King of Edapally lineage is a replica of the beauty and grandeur of the old architectural style of the time. It houses the reception, lobby and front office. The guest activity center on the first floor has a small library, facilities for indoor games like chess and card games, satellite TV and an internet kiosk. Locker Facility is available on request at the reception.
On the basement of the reception building is an air-conditioned conference/banquet hall which can accommodate 100 guests with adequate service foyer and all modern audio and video equipments for even blue chip conferences.
Two Swimming Pools
The main swimming pool is of 228 sq. mtrs, with a kid's pool and set of Jacuzzis. The pool has broad pool decks finished in natural dressed granite with poolside umbrellas and long reclining poolside cots. The second swimming pool having an area of 110 sq.mtrs is at the beach grove with sea view. Beverages and light refreshments for the pool users will be served from the restaurant.
The Resort has a well equiped health club which is located at the top of the beach grove.
Travel Desk & Shopping :
The Resort has a travel desk and car rental service. It also has a small shop selling essential cosmetics, toiletries, beachwear, ethnic hats and selected curio.
THE TRAVANCORE HERITAGE
Chowara P.O. Trivandrum, Kerala