Located on a hillock, Thapovan Heritage Home overlooks the pristine and fascinating Nellikunnu Beach. It also lies in proximity to other tourist attractions like Kovalam. Thapovan Heritage Home is the perfect place to indulge yourself in panoramic views of the Arabian sea, romantically swaying coconut palms, verdant green surroundings, excellent hospitality, comfortable and luxurious accommodation, finest dining with variety of ethnic cuisine and above all the vibrant and unique Kerala culture.
Thapovan Heritage Home follows the concept of being a home away from home for those who wish to unwind and recharge with Ayurvedic treatments or enjoy the beautiful garden and nearby Nellikunnu Beach in a private atmosphere. If you wish to learn about local lifestyle of Kerala, sign up for a tour to neighboring villages, markets and festivals. For a deeper understanding of Indian Classical arts the heritage resort conducts house concerts, lectures and demonstrations of music and dance as well as visits to concerts in Trivandrum.
Architectural marvels in wood. Carved religiously on the principles of Thachushastra - the mystical science of engineering. Gabled roof, imposing wood columns at the entrance, panelled walls...step in and transport yourself into a pristine world that had challenged technology with aesthetic ingenuity. Golden flames flickering in exquisite Thookkuvilakku (hanging lamps) is Thapovan’s answer to electricity, water in charmingly designed basins for air conditioning, and the architectural genius of yore that allowed unhindered flow of cool air through all rooms. In the courtyard, a few paces in front of the entrance door, is the Thulasithara – a 3 feet high structure holding the hallowed Thulasi plant, symbolizing the presence of the divine.
The resort offers 32 rooms of traditional and ethnic architecture, 13 of them situated in a beautiful garden and 19 built on a cliff overlooking Nellikunnu Beach. The rooms are well maintained, tastefully designed and placed strategically to assure better view of the surrounding beauty.
Thapovan Ayurvedic Centre presents Ayurveda in its most traditional and purest form. It comes with a Green Leaf Certification accredited by the Tourism Department, Government of Kerala. The services of experienced in-house doctors and well trained masseurs help to de-stress and refresh both mentally and physically. The exotic herbal garden and the Yoga Center aid in instilling calmness and peace for body and soul.
The centre provides the highest quality treatment for various ailments like arthritis, paralysis, hemiplegia, sexual weakness, mental distress and nervous disorders. A variety of authentic Ayurvedic rejuvenative programmes are offered to check into a new life. The centre has its own special vegetarian cuisine prepared according to Ayurvedic prescriptions, the menu using organic ingredients is designed to boost health and ensure longevity.
Thapovan is 18 kms from Trivandrum International Airport, which is well connected from airports in India and abroad.