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Thapovan is nestled within verdant surroundings... just away from the din and bustle of city life. Perched exquisitely on top of a hillock and cliff, the heritage home is bordered by the virgin Nellikunnu beach. It also lies in proximity to other tourist attractions like Kovalam, Thiruvallam and Vellayani.

The cosy shade of swaying coconut palms. The caressing roar of the majestic sea. The divine fragrance of Thulasi. The stimulating rhythms of Kathakali. The secure confines of Nalukettu... The enchanting notes of Kerala come alive in the idyllic surroundings of Thapovan. The heritage home where the Gods would love to come to rest.

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) was its 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 three feet high structure holding the hallowed Thulasi plant. It symbolises the presence of the divine.

Relax peacefully in this serene ambience. You will be caressed by the soft roar of the waves. The virgin Nellikunnu beach is just a two minutes walk from the homes.

Thapovan can be translated in Malayalam as “the place where rishis meditate” and the Thapovan Heritage Home lives up to its name in more ways than one. Situated at a stone's throw from the pristine Nellikunnu Beach, Thapovan offers spectacular sight of the majestic and sparkling Arabian sea. Thapovan set amidst magnificent coconut palms, presents a picture of breathtaking natural beauty. Visits to the local villages, markets, art galleries and festivals unfold the aesthetic and aristocratic Kerala culture. For those who are curious about the Indian classical arts, the heritage home offers house concerts and lecture demonstrations of music and dance as well as visits to concerts at Trivandrum.


The exotic Kerala cuisine awaits discovery at our kitchen. Continental, Chinese and western preparations are also served. The personalized ayurvedic treatments prescribed by veteran doctors are aimed at instilling a deep sense of reinvigoration and well being .The trained therapists reenergize the body by relieving physical tensions and inducing relaxation. A visit to Thapovan is a holistic experience.


We have got 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.





Nellikunnu, Mulloor P.O


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Nellikunnu, Mulloor P.O


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