“ Travancore palace” is a unique restaurant in Cherthala ( also Sherthallay ) in Alleppey, Kerala situated on NH 47 from Alleppey to Cherthala.
Naazhi, Petti, Idangazhi and Para ( antique furniture )
View of Hotel room
It is unique in the sense that it is a relocated “ Nalukettu ” style of traditional building in Kerala architecture. Exactly replicated with all the accessories of Nalukettu – the “ Charupady ” – the bench, a big “ Patthayam ” – the grain storage in traditional homes, big “ Uruli ” – the big vessel , “ Vilakku ” – the traditional ceremonial lamp, “ Marakkuda ” – the traditional umbrella made of palm leaves, “ Shararanthal ’’ – the traditional lights. The entire building with its solid wooden pillars gives a nostalgic experience of traditional architecture.
Carving on the wooden pillar
Chaarupadi & Athangudi tile flooring
Another view of Pathayam
This restaurant belongs to VellappalliNatesan the General Secretary of SNDPYogam ( a social reformist organization in Kerala ) – who also a highly successful business magnate .
This restaurant – with its premium ambiance - is moderately priced. There is ample car park space. The sitting arrangement is very spaced out and uncluttered. The service was very prompt and courteous. It also provides excellent Kerala non-veg meals during lunch hours.
Soft & silky Appams
Travancore beef fry
Spicy Kerala chicken roast
Pomfret fish curry ( aavoli meen curry )
We ordered appams, Kerala spicy chicken roast, Pomfret fish curry, Tranvancore style beef roast with lots of sliced coconuts ( thengakothu ) and curry leaves. Very tasty and fulfilling.
A choice of North Indian, Chinese cuisine is also available – but to be honest, I was happy with the Keralite variety.
Due to its high ceiling and " Attangudi tile" flooring; the hotel is really cool even without aircon even during summer months.
When ever passing thruAlleppey in Kerala, Try to drop by this restaurant and relish the real Kerala food and enjoy the ambience.
The hotel hasn't got a web address. I could get only the telephone number.
Hotel Travancore Palace
Tel # 0478-2814045 /2814048
Landmark - between St. Michael's college and Green Gardens Hospital ( Mathilakam ) and next to BP Petrol station
Recently we chanced to have lunch at travancore palace. it was a favored place for family outing while on travel. unfortunately, last Sunday, the service was miserable. there were no appams, whatever was served was tasteless. we asked for 3 vegetable stew with appam....and were told that vegetable is finished. we asked for appams and were given chappathis; finally we asked for a feedback form and were told that there is no such thing......no feedbacks in Gods on country