Travancore Heritage Resort

Overview of Travancore Heritage Kovalam Beach Resort

Travancore Heritage, a venture of Joy’s Resorts and Hotels, is a traditional resort situated by the side of the Kovalam - Poovar road, and just 40 minutes’ drive from the airport, 45 minutes from railway station and bus station. It is built up in15 acres with rejuvenated palaces and ‘nalukettus’ of antique Kerala on the pristine beach front of Chowara, south of Kovalam, near Trivandrum, Kerala, India. It is tied up in great vigorous intimacy with the entire nature and provides a picture-perfect resort feel and ambience. The resort runs an Ayurveda center offering different Ayurveda therapies, yoga and reiki by professionals which is a must try. What makes “The Travancore Heritage” an abode of tourist’s spot is its breathtaking views of the surrounding beach strips of the Arabian Sea and exceptional quality and professional services. Is South India your preferred location for Ayurveda healing and rejuvenation? Then Travancore Heritage Kovalam Beach Resort is the right choice!

Accommodation

Room Types

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Pool Mansions

The Travancore Heritage owns two pool mansion suites with private pools established in separate villas. Pool Mansion has air-conditioned, spacious bed room, a drawing room and sit-out or verandah with rich old-fashioned furniture with all contemporary amenities. It has attached toilet with luxurious fittings providing 24 hours cold/hot water showers. It also has a remote dip pool in open back-yard, enclosed entirely for privacy. Pool Mansion suites are perfect for VIP guests and honeymooners.

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Premium Suites

Under Premium Suits, Travancore Heritage has 4 nos of Premium suites with all the state-of-the-art facilities.

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Heritage Premium

In heritage premium, the resort has 22 elegant air-conditioned houses with all the modern amenities and spacious toilets including garden baths with cold/hot water showers. It is amusing with comfortable furniture, glossy interior lights, satellite TV, telephone (ISD), mini bar and coffee maker.

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Premium Mansion

There are 15 nos of premium mansions which give out an awesome view of the Arabian Sea as it is located at the edge of 120 ft cliff.

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Heritage Home

There are 23 nos of heritage homes providing all the conveniences, leaving the green lawns out.

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Beach Grove

As the name implies the beach grove block is on the beach at the foot of the 120 ft. cliff which offers 24 most modern rooms fronting the sea. Hence it has lift facility to move up and down different levels. Beach grove is a right choice for the people who aspire for utmost sophistication of luxury and warmth of tradition.

Wellness

Ayurveda Center at Travancore Heritage Kovalam Resort

Over 4000 years Old

Ayurveda, the perfect ancient science of life, based on the Vedas and the Hindu books of knowledge and insight is more than four thousand years old. The word Ayurveda is made from two root words in Sanskrit, “Ayush” meaning life and “Veda” meaning knowledge. Thus, the word Ayurveda literally means the complete knowledge of life. Instigated by the famous scholars - Susrutha, Charaka and Vagbhata, the world perceives Ayurveda as ecological and eco-centric in life-force. It believes in prevention instead of the therapeutic features of therapy and recommends itself for a healthy and intellectual lifestyle. With the invasion of foreigners, though Ayurveda is forgotten in the other parts of India throughout the medieval period, Kerala is the only state that preserves it and develops its own Ayurvedic treatment techniques known as Keraleeya Panchakarma.

Keeping alive the tradition at Travancore Heritage Kovalam Resort, Kerala

A great tradition is kept alive, in all its spirit with an herbal garden of rare and valuable medicinal plants cherished under perfect condition, to give their guests the best of nature. The Travancore Heritage Ayurveda Beach Resort, Kerala has various treatment packages for all seasons, especially for the monsoon. As per Ayurveda, monsoon is the best season for a detailed ayurvedic medical care. The programs include rejuvenation therapy, various clinical packages and beauty care which give a profound change in your look and feel.

Anandam - Ayurvedic Centre at Travancore Heritage Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Kerala

'Anandam' is the brand name for the Ayurveda center at the Travancore Heritage, which is most appropriate of the world's best heritage resort in Kerala. Anandam Ayurvedic Centre at Travancore Heritage Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Kerala has developed an ayurvedic menu to suit your taste as well as your digestion. There are lectures and trips to herbal gardens organized by The Travancore Heritage. In Sanskrit, one of the oldest languages in the world, the word Anandham means a combination of euphoria and extreme bliss. Anandabhairavi, a very old melodious rāgam of Carnatic music (South Indian classical music) and Yakshagana music can cure illness. In this respect, the brand name 'Anandam' is most suitable for the Ayurveda center at the Travancore Heritage, the world's best traditional resort in Kerala.

Ayurvedic Treatments:

Anandam, the Ayurveda center of the resort sticks to the exact principles practicing in the most traditional way of Ayurveda. It is quite fascinating that the 5000-year-old –science is still applicable in giving solutions to modern man’s problems. Part of therapy contains actual treatment, whereas the other comprises of lifestyle changes. As per Ayurveda principles, human being has three dimensions – the body, mind and soul and these three dimensions are rooted in a personalized pattern based on the predominant dosha (Prakriti). An imbalance in any one of these dimensions leads to ill being (Vikruti). Only after a comprehensive consultation that the physician fixes the cause of this imbalance, using ancient techniques of observation (darshana), touching/ feeling (sparsana) and interrogation (prasna). After the consultation, the patient is given a detailed description of what treatment might have to undergo for the next few days/ weeks.

Ayurvedic Massage Treatments :

A massage does magic; it treats the body as a whole – both mentally and physically, making the body more flexible. The circulation of blood is increased, and metabolic waste are disposed, which in turn relieves the human body of anxiety, depression fatigue, circulatory disorders, rheumatic and arthritic complaints, backaches, sprains and injuries.
The process – the patient lies down on a table carved out of a special medicated wood. The masseur follows principles from the ancient Ayurveda and massage allows the body motion.
Duration – massages can be done for a single session or for a continuous period of time ranging from 7 to 21 days, as needed by the patient and prescribed by the doctor. Each session is generally 50 minutes and vary according to each treatment in consultation with the ayurvedic physician.
Benefits – increases longevity of life. Retards ageing. Overcomes fatigue. Sound sleep. Good physical appearance. Add self-confidence. Revitalize nervous system. Nourishes the body.

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Abhyangam

Abhyangam is a full body massage using medicated oils prepared according to the ancient ayurvedic texts. In this process, massaging has its own importance but it’s the action of medicated oils which are of the therapeutic value that does the job. By this treatment various tissues in the body gets properly oleation and lubricated making the skin sensitive, soft and shining and thereby preventing excessive wear and tear of the body tissues. Abhyangam gives relief to anxiety, depression, fatigue, circulatory disorders, arthritic complaints, backaches sprains and injuries.

Herbal Facial

After massaging the face with oil (Special massage oil), certain herbal preparation and creams are applied over the face.
Indication: Gives colour and tones up the skin.

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Shirodhara

In this process lukewarm herbal oil (Ksheerabala oil) is poured in a special rhythmic style on to the forehead from a perforated earthen pot suspended above for 30 minutes. (15 minutes massage,30 minutes shirodhara). This treatment is done mainly for Insomnia, mental stress, nourishes and rejuvenates the nerves, increases blood circulation of the head and brain. It bestows better vision, better hearing, clears nasal problems and makes one cool and relaxed.

Pichu

Pieces of cloth soaked in medicated oil (Dhanwantharam, Kottamchukkadi, Karpooradi, Murivenna) would be applied on joints or other areas according to the physician’s advice.
Indication: Body pain, joint pain, arthritis, Old age disorders Spondilosis. (Gives lubrication to the joints. Good to be put over the vertebrae and joints).

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Pizhichil

In this treatment lukewarm medicated oil would be poured over the person's body in a special rhythmic manner (masseur soaks the linen in oil and squeezes it over the client’s body.) by two masseurs for 45 -60 minutes. Pizhichil is also prescribed for healthy persons as a rejuvenate and preventive treatment.
Indication: Spondylitis, Arthritis, Hemiplegia, Nervous disorders, Sexual weakness.

Head Massage

In this the massage gives special massage to the head and scalp.
Indication: Head ache, Stress, Good for hair growth and increases blood circulation.

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Njavarakizhi

In this massage boiled Njavara rice (Boiled in Cow milk and decoction of sida chordifolia) would be held inside a small linen cloth bundle and it would be soaked inside the above said combination and massaged over the body by two Masseurs. (Done in seven positions).
Indications: Emaciation of limbs, Rheumatism and joint pains.

Podikizhi

In this massage, medicated powder (kolakulathadi choornam) would be held inside a small linen cloth bundle and it would be soaked in warm medicated oil and massaged by two masseurs in a rhythmic motion.
Indication: Spondylosis, Osteoarthritis, oedema, Hemiplegia.

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Ksheera Dhara

Medicated milk would be poured over the body or head (Any herb which has cooling action as vetever would be boiled with the milk. Herbs used are according to the ailment.)
Indication: Insomnia, mental tension, Head aches of Vata, pitta, predominance, rejuvenate, nourishes the skin.

Udvarthanam (Powder Massage)

This is a special type of Ayurvedic massage done with a special herbal powder (kolakulathadi choornam, Vara choornam) in a rhythmic motion (Upward motion) by one or two masseurs. This massage is included in our slimming programme.
Indication: Obesity. (Removal of excess fat.)

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Kativasthi

Specially prepared warm medicated oil is poured over the lower back and retained inside a herbal paste boundary for 30 minutes.
Indication: Back pain and Spinal disorders.

Urovasthi

Like kativasthi specially prepared medicated oil (oil used is according to the ailment) is poured over the chest and retained inside a herbal paste boundary for 45 minutes.
Indication: It is good for Asthma, heart disease and muscular chest pain. Gives strength to the thoracic part.

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Shirovasthi

Luke warm herbal oil (Ksheerabala oil) is poured into a cap fitted on the head for 15 - 60 minutes per day according to the patient’s condition for a period of seven days.
Indication: Facial paralysis, Insomnia, Migraine, good for the scalp and for the head, cools the head.

Nasyam (nasal infusion)

Medicated oil, herbal extracts, (Anu thailam, Cephagraine nasal drops) would be instilled into the nostrils after Oleation and fomentation of face, throat and thoracic part.
Indication: Sinusitis, Headaches, Facial paralysis.

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Thala pothichil

Herbs according to the ailment is made into a paste and pasted over the head in half inch thickness.
Indication: Mental retardation, psychic disorders, migraine, sleeplessness.

Chavutti Thirummu (Massage with foot)

This is a special art of massage in which the masseure does the massage with his one foot by holding on to a string. (Dhanwantharam oil).
Indication: Obesity, certain types of injuries, back ache, Inter vertebral disc prolapse

Ela Kizhi (Pathra Potala Swedam)

In this massage certain herbal leaves would be held inside a small linen bundle and it would be soaked inside warm oil and massaged over the body by two masseurs.
Indication: Rheumatoid arthritis, Stiff joints, Low back ache, Generalised body pain, Spondilitis, osteoarthritis.

Muthira Kizhi (Kulatha Swedam)

In this massage horse gram is powdered, held inside a small linen bundle, it would be made warm and massaged over the body by two masseurs.
Indication: Rheumatism, joint pain, inflammation of joints, stiff joints, Any type of pain.

Thalam

Medicated oil, herbal extracts, (Anu thailam, Cephagraine nasal drops) would be instilled into the nostrils after Oleation and fomentation of face, throat and thoracic part.
Indication: Head ache, Myofascitis, Sleeplessness

Snehapanam (Internal oleation therapy)

Ghee preparations are internally administered for certain types of disorders and for clearing the bodily channels as a preparatory measure in Panchakarma.

Gandoosham / Kabalam

Medicated oil, decoctions, juice of plants are taken into the mouth, kept for some time and then spit.
Indication: Strengthens the teeth, Mouth disorders.

Netra Tharpana

In this treatment medicated oil, ghee or other medicines are poured into the eye and retained inside an herbal paste boundary
Indication: Good treatment for all types of eye disorders

Netra Sekam

A special decoction with several herbs (Thriphala choornam) is made and with it the eyes are washed. (It should be sieved and used)
Indication: Gives good vision, protects the eyes from cataract and other eye disorders.

Karnapoorana

Medicated oil is instilled into the ear.
Indication: Pain in the ear, wax, infection of the ear

Relaxation & Treatment Programmes

Relaxation Programme - 3,5,7 Nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (Genreal body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Padabhyangam (Massage Of the feet), Head Neck and Shoulder Massage, Herbal Facial.

Stress Relieving Programme -7 Nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (Genreal body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi (Leaf Bolus Massage), Chavutti thirummu (Footmassage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Thalam (application of herbal paste over bregma area), Nethra Sekam (Treatment for eyes), Herbal Facial.

Rejuvenation Programme - 14, 21, 28, 35 nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Chavutti thirummu (Footmassage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localised joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash).

Panchakarama Package with Rejuvenation And Daily Regimens - 14,21,28,35nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Narangakizhy (Lemon bolus massage), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot Massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localised joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Anjanam (Eye treatment), Nethra Tharpanam (Eye treatment), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Thalam, Herbal Facial.

Panchendriya Shodhana - 14nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping of oil over the forehead), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Anjanam (Eye treatment), Nethra Tharpanam (Eye treatment), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Herbal Facial.

Rheumatic Arthritis -14,21 nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga Swedana, (Genreal body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi (Leaf bolus massage), Kashaya Dhara (Decoction Bath), Avagahana (Hip Bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localised joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Pichu (Localised joint treatment), Lepam (Medicated paste to be applied).

Psoriasis Treatment -14,21 nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyangam (General body massage), Thakradhara (Anointation of buttermilk), Snehapanam (Ghee administration), Vamanam (Intended Vomitting), Kashayadhara (Decoction Bath), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Purgation), Vasthi (Enema). The treatments would be selected from the above package and fixed by the physician after consultation, according to the body constitution. The treatment session would be for more than two hours every day

Spine & Neck Care Programme -7,14 nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Chavutti thirummu (Foot massage), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localised joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Lepam (Medicated paste to be applied).

Beauty Care Programme - 3,5,7,14 Nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyanga, Swedana, (General body massage and steam bath), Shirodhara (Dripping of oil over the forehead), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Anjanam (Eye treatment), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Thalam, Face massages, Face Packs and Herbal Facial.

Rejuvenation Programme for old age disorders-14,21,28 nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyangam, (General body massage), Shirodhara (Dripping of oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Narangakizhy (Lemon bolus massage), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localised joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Nethra Tharpanam (Eye treatment), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Lepam (Medicated paste to be applied) Thalam ( application of herbal paste over bregma area), Herbal Facial.

Slimming Programme -14,21 nights

The treatments included in this package are Abhyangam, (General body massage), Shirodhara (Dripping of oil over the forehead), Pizhichil (Oil Bath), Podikizhy (Powder bolus massage), Elakizhi, (Leaf bolus massage), Narangakizhy (Lemon bolus massage), Udwarthanam (Powder Massage), Ksheeradhara, (Medicated milk bath), Njavarakizhy (Njavara rice bolus massage), Kateevasthi (Treatment for the back), Pichu (Localised joint treatment), Nasyam (Nasal Infusion), Virechanam (Medicated Purgation), Vasthi (Enema), Netrasekam (Eye treatment), Nethra Tharpanam (Eye treatment), Karnadhoopanam (Fumigation of the ears), Kabalam (Mouth wash), Lepam (Medicated paste to be applied) Thalam ( application of herbal paste over bregma area), Herbal Facial.

Ayurveda Courses

  • Ayurvedic Massage Programme
  • Two Week Courses panchakarma
  • One-week Basic Programme

Facilities

Dining :

The 'Open House Restaurant' is the specialty of "The Travancore Heritage" which offers multi-cuisine food with seafood delicacies. The restaurant is exposed on the front sides with arches and overlooks the pool. The wooden roof ceiling on its main hall, which is more than a century old and bears some gorgeous decorative work, obtained from the marriage hall of a feudal chief in Tamil Nadu. The restaurant offers multi-cuisine fare with a unique assortment of seafood items and local ethnic cuisine that deliver a variety of great-tasting dishes and can serve 80 guests at a time. Altogether, there is a separate Ayurveda Restaurant where you can get only wholesome meal of Ayurveda dishes.

Leisure

Beach Side Facility:

Sitting on a quiet beach, listening to the waves, and breathing in the marine air during the leisure hours is cool. The beach activity center of The Travancore Heritage is set up in an acre of land with a plenty of green swaying coconut palms next to the beach with an entry from the main resort area on the cliff. The center provides snacks and beverages and issues fresh beach towels also. There are some locker facilities, fresh water shower rooms, toilets and change rooms too. Consistent with the coziness of the weather the lovers of splashing in the sea can rove in the sea water when it is allowed by the coast guards of the resort. Or the guests can just hang around lazily on the beach for the perfect sun tan, under the beach umbrellas.

Games

Games like beach volley ball is arranged up on request. Nature walks on the widespread network of pavements and sideways of the cliff bring you a serenity and refresh your body and mind and, in that way, helps the guests to relax, lower stress, depression, and anxiety. A special fare paid Barbeque service at the lawn will be bestowing an eye-catching view of the night sky. You can also enjoy the innumerable lights of the myriad fishing boats of the local fishermen mirroring on the waves of the turquoise blue sea. The guests can also avail a library and indoor games parlor on top of reception.

Cultural Shows

The resort organizes the cultural performances of Kerala like Mohiniyattam, Kathakali, Classical Music etc in the evenings which offer a glimpse of the cultural richness and variety of Kerala.

Tour Packages

The guests who wish for sightseeing and shopping, a special daytime - trips can also be organized on request at extra payment. The nearby attractions include the Padmanabhapuram Palace; the ancient wooden palace of the Travancore Kings, built in the typical Travancore architecture, Kanya Kumari (Cape Comorin) - the tip of the Indian Peninsula, Country boat cruises along the backwaters, Srichitra art gallery and Napier museum. You can go for shopping spree for antiques, curios and handicrafts or garments and gold jewelry in the nearby capital city of Kerala.

Location

The resort is located 23 kms away from Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, the “god’s own country” in the southernmost part of India. It is situated very close to the Kovalam - Poovar road; just 40 minutes’ drive from the Trivandrum international airport and 45 minutes from railway station and bus station.

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Dining Facilities Conference Facilities Internet Cafe
Laundry Service Ayurveda Centre Yoga & Reiki
Minibar In All Rooms Beauty Parlour Curio Shop
Travel Desk & Excursion Foreign Currency Exchange Doctor on Call
Telephone Postage Stamp Games Room
Complimentary Use of Wi-FiS Car Parking & Valet Service Safe Locker Facility
Health Club Swimming Pool Bathroom Amenities
Iron & Ironing Board Library Tea/Coffee Supplies with Kettle
Outdoor Games Shoe Shine Pool
Air Conditioning Breakfast included Airport Transportation
Babysitting Banquet Room Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge Dry Cleaning Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff Non-Smoking Hotel Outdoor pool