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How To Reach Halcyon Castle In Kovalam

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Halcyon Castle In Kovalam

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How To Reach Halcyon Castle In Kovalam

Are you wondering how to reach Halcyon castle, which is a tourist destination in the little town of Kovalam in Kerala. Originally built as a summer home by an influential family, it was eventually converted into a luxury hotel by the Kerala government and then sold to private groups but Halcyon castle is still a sight to visit for most people visiting Kovalam. Also known as the Kovalam Palace, it is a monument to the mixing of two architectural styles, namely the more traditional Kerala way of building houses and colonial inspired architecture. Due to all of this, it is necessary to know just how to reach Halcyon castle.


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What is the history of this castle?

Halcyon Caste was built by M.R. Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran in the year 1932. The intention of constructing this palace was to offer a perfect summer retreat to Maharani Sethu Lekshmi Bai and family. The palace was sold by Valiya Koil Thampuran to the Kerala Government in 1964. After that it was converted into a luxurious hotel. The Indian Tourism Development Corporation was running this hotel but later they sold the palace to a private resort group. 

Are there any accommodation facilities available?

Halcyon Castle Palace is surrounded by green parks, which offers a warm and wonderful welcome to tourists. There are 16 rooms here, along with a plethora of amenities.

How to reach the castle?

Halcyon Castle Palace is at the center of the city.This Palace is reachable via bus, train. Waverely Station is the railway station is there. From there it will take only 10 minutes through bus and taxis. From Edinburgh Airport it takes 25 minutes to reach this Palace.


The castle is barely 2 kms from the main Kovalam area and as such is very easy to reach for tourists. Rickshaws are available to go here and it takes barely 10 minutes. Scooters and cars are available on rent in Kovalam and if travellers rent these, then travelling to places like Halcyon castle becomes all too easy. There are buses from the nearest train station of Thiruvananthapuram to various places in Kovalam yet there are none that go directly to Halcyon castle. The Kovalam Junction bus stop is the best place to get off. Thiruvananthapuram also has an airport and a train station, thus making them accessible as well. Travellers also have the option of walking from Kovalam as 2 kms is an easily walkable distance.