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Luxury Meets History Right On The Beach At The Travancore Heritage


    A sprawling property by the sea, The Travancore Heritage, in Trivandrum, is nestled in a coconut grove and showcases the architectural legacy of Kerala. Plus, whether you are on a budget or want to come by for a luxury-filled holiday, the resort has something for every kind of traveller. Win!

    Vintage Kerala

    The property may have come up only a few years ago, but there is plenty about The Travancore Heritage that is old-world. For one, while building the resort on a high cliff that overlooks the sea, they brought in carefully dismantled heritage houses from around Trivandrum. The vintage properties {many of them over 60 to 100 years old} were then reassembled at the site. These timber houses with sloping, red-tiled roofs that sit serenely on the 15-acre property are what lend The Travancore Heritage with half its charm.

    If you are hooked and already planning a trip to this gorgeous seaside retreat, we want to tell you that right now is the best time to visit, especially if you are a budget traveller. The off-season between April and September means that prices are slashed down heavily. And you can snap up a room here for as less as INR 3,000. You can even walk away with a 2N/3D package for a couple at INR 10,599 {includes breakfast, dinner and stay at their Beach Grove accommodation}. Get booking, we say!

    Luxury Tripping

    If you prefer to stay in luxury, however, Travancore Heritage has plenty of that too. We recommend that you book a Pool Mansion – an independent timber villa that features delicate carvings, comes fitted with period furniture, and includes luxury amenities. It also comes with a private pool that’s completely walled off. Honeymooners, are you listening? 

    There is an Ayurveda Centre where you can sign up for therapeutic packages, attend lectures, and also tour the medicinal gardens. They even have an exclusive restaurant where you can get Ayurvedic meals that pair well with your treatments. And speaking of food, the main restaurant, on the property, is a lovely space {with an intricately carved roof that’s over 100 years old} where you can gorge on local delicacies and fresh seafood grills.

    Where: Chowara PO, Trivandrum, Kerala

    Price: INR 3,000 onwards

    Contact: 471 2267828

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