The Varikatt Heritage Home is the most charming place to live in Trivandrum. It is a heritage villa located at the very heart of the city, within walking range of most of the city’s sights. Originally built in the Indo-Saracenic style, now tastefully restored to reproduce the high living characteristic of the times of the Raj and later, Varikatt integrates the city’s colonial heritage with India’s modern spirit, combining 18th century colonial character with today’s efficient and practical vision. The villa exhudes old-world charm across 5,000 square feet. It comprises of one deluxe suite and three deluxe double rooms and has a generous verandah, a lush green garden/yard, both providing a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city center. The villa also has a orchid garden and a badminton court, and swings and hammocks to relax.
The eco-friendly and well-maintained grounds surrounding the villa are a peaceful retreat from the city, but for those who wish to venture out into the city, there are a number of fascinating Temples and Museums nearby, as well as a Fair price handicraft and The Zoological Gardens.
There are festivals throughout the year, as well as demonstrations of Kathakali (the traditional dance of Kerala) and Carnatic Music. Excursions can be arranged to the local beach at Veli Tourist Village, Kovalam, and to exotic Varkala beach, as well as to the picturesque backwaters, cruising on an authentic thatched houseboat. or homestay on the banks of river Pampa. Trip can be arranged to Neyyar dam, Periyar Wild Life Sanctuary and Munnar Tea country.
The Varikatt villa is a short taxi ride from both the International Airport and the Trivandrum Railway Station. Transportation can be arranged to and from either one with advance notice. Because of its central location, it is very easy to locate. It is adjacent to the most prominent landmark in Trivandrum., the Government Secretariat on MG Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road).
As you face the Secretariat, on the left side there is a road leading to a confluence of three roads, the Press Road, Punnen Road, and Cantonment Road. The Varikatt villa is located at this very junction, on Punnen Road. It has a brown boundary wall and an ornamental brown gate with “Varikatt” written on it, adjacent to St Peter's church opposite NABARD bank.