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Halcyon Castle in Kovalam

Halcyon Castle is often known as Kovalam Palace too. It was built in 1932 by M.R. Sri Rama Varma at Valiya Koil Thampuran. The traditional architecture and expansive lawns emerged as highlights of the palace. In 1964, the owner sold it to the Kerala government, eventually turning it into a hotel. Years later, it was sold to a private resort group. Over the years, there have been different owners of Halcyon. And today, it is a popular attraction of Kovalam.

Best Time to Visit Halcyon Castle

If you want to stay at the opulent hotel, you can visit the Halcyon Castle any time of year. However, for favorable weather, it is advised to visit the castle between November and February.

How to reach Halcyon Castle?

Just 2 kilometers separate the center of Kovalam from the Halcyon Castle. You can travel there by hiring a cab or an auto-rickshaw. You can also enjoy a leisurely stroll through the old streets to get to the castle.


  • Bring your hats, caps, sunglasses, and umbrellas to protect yourself from the sun and avoid acquiring a tan.
  • Enjoy the sunset while sitting on the Halcyon Castle's lovely lawn.
  • If you have a reservation, avoid going inside the castle's restricted areas or the parts of the hallways that are a part of the opulent hotel.
  • You can even bring your camera along to capture images of this lovely edifice as a memento.

Nearby Attractions

  • Lighthouse Beach
  • Kovalam Beach
  • Soji Yoga – Day Classes
  • Neyyar Dam
  • Samudra Beach
  • Vellayani Lake
  • Kovalam Surf Club
  • Karamana River
  • Ayurveda Panchakarma Center

Nearby Restaurants

  • Oyster Restaurant
  • 3rd Rock
  • Lonely Planet
  • Sanjeevani restaurant
  • Bait
  • A Beach Café
  • Curry Leaf
  • Malabar Café
  • Molly’s Retreat Restaurant
  • The Terrace

Famous for: History, Heritage, Photography.

Entry Fee: Entrance is free of cost.

Visiting Time: The luxury hotel is open 24×7. However, if you are going there for a short visit, you can opt to go there during the day.

Visiting Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour.

If you are planning to visit Halcyon Castle in Kovalam, then you must check out our Kovalam tour packages.


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  • Children
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