Bolgatty Palace Must Visit Tourist Spot in Kochi

Built by the Dutch in India, Bolgatty Palace is located on the island popularly known as Bolghatty Island in Kochi, Kerala. One of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland, this quaint mansion, built in 1744, by Dutch traders, was later extended and gardens were landscaped around it. The building was then the Governor’s palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar, and later in 1909 was leased to the British. It served as the home of the British Governors, being the seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British regime. In 1947, when India obtained independence, the palace became the property of the state and was later converted into a heritage hotel resort. Bolgatty Palace now has a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, ayurvedic centre and daily Kathakali performances and is a holiday destination for Indian and overseas tourists. There is in a temple dedicated to Shiva that is the first of its kind in Kerala.

Set in the middle of a fabulous garden, the palace has slowly metamorphosed into an esteemed heritage hotel. With the spectacular backwaters of Cochin as the background, the scenery around the palace is simply breathtaking. Hotel Boghatty Palace is a two-storey building, with tastefully decorated bedchambers and a huge lounge, wherein historical portraits are displayed. The hotel proffers executive suites, deluxe rooms and honeymoon & lakefront cottages along the edge of the backwaters for tourists to stay.

Other services provided to the guests at the hotel comprise of a mini golf course, swimming pool, Ayurvedic centre and daily Kathakali performances. Being an important city of south India, Kochi (Cochin) is a hub for tourists. Once you land here, you can take a ferry ride to reach the Boghatty Palace located in the Boghatty Island. The ferry service is frequent and it is just a five minutes ride across the magnificent backwaters.

Reach High Court Jetty and proceed via the Goshree bridge to reach Bolgatty Palace (5 minutes).
The nearest airport to Bolgatty Palace is Kochi
Railway Station:
Ernakulam Jn, about 6 Km/Ernakulam Town, about 5 Km

Tourist Place to Visit in Ernakulam District, Kerala