Paravur is an ideal spot away from the maddening crowd yet within the town limits, perhaps the most peaceful and the best scenic place in Kollam district. Paravur is home to a number of tourist resorts, with facilities for boating, surfing and fishing and offers comfortable accommodation with extensive amenities.

Aquasserenne Resort

The Aquasserenne Resort is a 3 star property with 28 villas, part of the Tulip Star Hotels chain which presently has luxury class hotels in major cities in India. The chain is headed by the Ex-Chairmen of the Taj Group of Hotels Dr. Ajith B Kerkar and other seasoned professional’s from the hospitality industry.
Like all Tulip Star hotels, which have been harnessed on the principal of offering the Discerning clientele something UNIQUE to experience, with the familiarity of warm, gracious service and value for money – the Aquasserenne Resort too makes its impact felt. The Aquasserenne is constructed in the traditional architecture style of Kerala, incorporating the age old ‘ THATCHUSASTHRA’ and blending it with modern amenities and comforts to create an architectural masterpiece.

This eco friendly resort is created by giving a heritage ambience by using wooden paneling, ceilings, doors etc collected from ancient mansions of Kerala and auctions.There is an exquisite antique shop here that is a treasure travels of ethnic arts and crafts. One of the major attractions of Aqua serene is its pool with a natural pool. The swimming pool forms parts of, yet is totally separate from a huge natural pond. The effect is magical especially at twilight and at dawn.

  •     18 hour Room Service
  •     Baby sitting.
  •     Sunset Cruises.
  •     Volley ball/ Badminton/ Table Tennis/ Carom/ Board Games etc
  •     Doctor on call.
  •     Multi currency.
  •     Money currency exchange.
  •     Water polo/ Stuffed toys at the poolside
  •     Travel and excursion assistance
  •     Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services.
  •     Patisserie on request.
  •     Florist
  •     Multi currency.
  •     Foreign Exchange Services.
  •     Full Fledged business center services [internet/ fax/ copier/printing]
  •     Tea/ coffee making facility and mini bar in every room
  •     Candle light dinners anywhere in the resort.
  •     Disco at the Hall.
  •     Hammocks.
  •     Pool side food service.
  •     Massage and Ayurvedic center called the ‘OJAS’ with a range of rejuvenating treatments on offer by   trained masseurs.
  •     Medical Services [ Doctor on call ]
  •     Evening entertainment with traditional dances of Kerala/ Fire Dancing/Western Ballet etc.
  •     Cookery shows.
  •     Library.
        Morning Aerobics/ Water Aerobics/ Yoga on some days.
  •     Evening Organized games at the hall.
  •     Conference Hall.
  •    Safe deposit locker.
  •    The Restaurant also offers high chairs, nanny service, and a kids menu on request, cribs etc.
  •    Ayurvedic center with in house Ayurvedic Physician.
  •    Health Spa with all beauty therapies.
  •    Antique gift shop.
  •   Swimming Pool

To Contact
South Paravoor P.O.
Kollam District
South India
Pin - 691 301.
Phone : 0474-2512410 ,3260516
Fax : 91-474-2512104.

Fragrant Nature Resort
Fragrant Nature Resort is in an idyllic position on the beautiful and tranquil Mala Lake in Kollam District, Kerala. The natural rural village setting of the Resort allows you to see and experience the authentic Keralean way of life. The Resort is also well located for travelling and exploring the excitingly diverse wildlife, geography and culture of Kerala. Fragrant Nature is a small Ecotourism Resort consisting of five spacious villas and a restaurant nestled amongst coconut palms on over three acres of waterside land on Mala Lake near Paravur, Kollam District. The peaceful lakeside setting provides a remote haven from the bustle of everyday life and excellent immediate access for boat trips and bicycle rides to enjoy the scenery and observe the varied local flora and fauna. Fragrant Nature Resort is, however, only 6km from the main highway and well located as a base for days out to discover the essential elements of Kerala - beaches, backwaters, wildlife and culture. Fragrant Nature Resort is designed to be in harmony with its natural surroundings and is developed as a sustainable ecotourism venture. The Resort is nature-based, respecting the ecology of its site. A particular feature of the Resort is the extensive waterside areas given over to "wildlife gardening" - to not only conserve but increase the diversity of native species found on and around the Resort land.
The Resort development is intentionally small-scale to have low adverse impact on the environment and local community. Energy efficient design has been incorporated to reduce energy consumption. Eco-friendly purchasing and a recycling scheme are in place with the aim of avoiding pollution and achieving "zero waste". All proceeds of the recycling scheme go into a staff fund to provide incentives for compliance.

Fragrant Nature Resort has a genuine commitment to being a provider of responsible and sustainable tourism that does not damage the environment and brings benefit to the local community.

Facilities and Services
  • Airport pickup available (nearest airport Trivandrum, 65km)
  • Free pickup from Kollam boat jetty or local railway stations
  • Car parking area
  • Reception with guest information and travel desk
  • Credit card payment facility
  • Restaurant (vegetarian & non-vegetarian) 7.00am - 10.30pm
  • Room service during restaurant opening hours
  • Performance/ yoga area (covered)
  • Cultural programmes
  • Punt boat
  • Free transport to the beaches at Kappil and Varkala
  • Bicycle hire
  • Local guide service
  • Guest laundry service
  • Doctor on call
  • 24 hour security
Fragrant Nature Resort is a member of

Lake Sagar
Lake Sagar Tourist Resort is one of the prestigious resort to stay and enjoy the beauty of beach and lake in paravur which is located at Kappil. It was inaugurated by the former Tourism Minister Mr.E Chandrasekharan Nair and is promoted by the Department of Tourism and managed by the Kollam District Tourism Promotion Council. Lake Sagar has four air conditioned and four non-air conditioned bedrooms, and two roof top restaurants facing the sea and the backwater.

A Water Safari Park is also being set up here to facilitate backwater cruises for tourists in the Paravur backwaters. The resort which is about 30 minutes drive from Kollam Town is also accessible by backwater.

Priyadarsini Boat Club
It is promoted by District Tourism Promotion Council and is situated near Kappil Bridge. It provides different type boat services.
    Rs. 200/- PER 20 MIN
    Rs. 400/- PER 40 MIN
    Rs. 150/- PER 10 MIN
Phone : 0470-2662323

Puthenkulam Elephant Village
It is situated around 5 kms away from Paravur on Paravur -Paripplay road. Paravur has roughly around 50 elephants in whole. Every Year this place attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world, particularly during the months of November to March. Especially tourists from U.K , U.S.A., France and Arabs are the frequent visitors. Also research fellows with academic interests come here. Conducted Tours done by several tour companies like Taj are also very interested in this place. Every year more than 10000 foriegn and domestic tourists visit here.
                                                                                                                      Tourists on Elephant village
The activities available here are Elephant riding- trekking, Elephant feeding and bathing. Elephant rides are available from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM every day. The whole premise is spanned over 3.5 acres. The tuskers are also send for festivals all over South Kerala. Most of the tourists are coming here for spending a day with an elephant and its mahout. Mr. Shaji ,the entrepreneur of this elephant village is very much dedicated in the care of elephants.
The 7 months old Sivan is the main attraction of tourists. Also South Kerala's tallest elephant Ananthapadmanaphan (10 feet 2 inches), Arjun, Mahadevan etc.. intensify the enthusiasm of tourists. There is also a collection of elephant ornaments like gold plated caparisons, umbrellas, Alavattom, Venchamaram, Necklace etc .Here the relationship between elephants and their trainers and handlers is one based on mutual trust and respect, rather than on dominance and breaking of the animal's spirit. Smt. Jayalalitha (former Chiefminister Tamilnadu) is a greater fan of Shaji and his elephants. All elephants along with their ornaments were carried in lorries to tamilnadu for participating in a victory procession ,according to special request from the chief minister. Also Malayalam actors Jayaram, Ganeshkumar & Babu Namboothiri who are very fond of elephants are some regular visitors.


Tourists ready for an Elephant ride

How to get There:- One can reach here by a 5 kms drive from Parippally and turning right at IOB Junction.If you are coming from Ernakulam or Kollam, you can take a bus from any of the KSRTC bus stands headed towards Thiruvananthapuram and getting down at Parippally and then taking route of Paravur for 5 kms.If by train u can step down at Paravur railway station and take the route to Parippally.
KTDC's 'Vazhiyora Visrama Kendaram' backed by the Tourism Department is about to start here. The aim is to provide wayside amenities to travellers, especially tourists who travel long distances. It would also give them a break from the tiresome journey. It may provide the stay and food and other amenities for tourists.

Royal Resorts
The Royal resort is a spectacular resort situated near the the lake and beach in paravur, and offer water sports , elephant ride , meals and more all in one convenient package. Royal resort offer the panoramic view of the famous sunrise & sunset of Kappil without any distraction. The quiet and private setting is perfect for families with all ages.
Dining and conference hall
Internet & video conference
Distinct categories of room
A/C rooms
Sea & lake facing rooms
Terrace rooms.
Royal Resorts
Kappil, P.O
Phone : 0470-2663691