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 'Nalukettu'
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.