Halcyon Castle often called the Kovalam Palace is one of the top-most Kovalam tourist attractions. The palace constructed in the typical Kerala architectural style was a summer resort of the then ruler M.R. Sri Rama Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran. In 1964, the Government of Kerala took over the palace and the palace was converted into a luxurious hotel. People who are aware of the historical relevance choose this heritage site to stay. The beautiful lawns and the colonial style of the palace are perfect attractions in Kovalam to spend time with friends and family. The palace is a perfect sightseeing location to sneak peek into the history, culture, and tradition of Kerala. Those who are not opting for a stay can enjoy the view of the palace from the beautiful lawns. The palace is famous for history, heritage and photography. The palace is a must-visit Kovalam attraction.