Kochi is one of the major travel destinations of Kerala, and also the commercial capital of the state. Being one of the most happening trading centres of Kerala, the place has several monuments built by the traders which include the Dutch and the Portuguese as well. Bolgatty Palace is one such attraction of Kochi!
The palace is located at a place near Fort Kochi known as Bolgatty island. Bolgatty Palace was built by the Dutch in 1744, and later, the British rule took over the palace. The palace became a property of the state government after the Indian independence. Today, it is a heritage resort where Indian and foreign tourists visit for a royal experience in Kerala.
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The palace that overlooks Vembanad Lake is a spectacular beauty that grabs a traveller's attention. Situated in an eight acre land, the magnificent structure of Bolgatty Palace is surrounded by lush greenery, neat lawns and trees that make the place picture-perfect.
Architecture of Bolgatty Palace
Bolgatty Palace is one that flaunts the beauty or Dutch architecture . It attracts tourists and travellers around the globe. The rich wooden furniture, tilted roofs, wooden framed windows, large halls and the tall thick pillars calls for visit to this beautiful island resort in Kochi.
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Facilities Offered to the Guests
A stay at Bolgatty Palace is nothing less than a luxurious escape. The facilities and amenities offered by the resort make the place worth a visit. Comprising of a swimming pool, a golf course, spa treatments and a multi-cuisine restaurant, the resort is promising and offers great service to the visitors. .
Horse riding tours and boat cruises are arranged by the management on request. KTDC also organises Kathakali and other cultural performances for the visitors. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of Vembanad Lake as you spend a vacation at this palatial resort.
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Apart from being an ideal escape for romantic couples and families, the Palace is also apt for business travellers. Bolgatty Event Centre can be utilised for meetings, conferences and other official meetings, enjoying the cool atmosphere around.
Other Tourist Places in Kochi
Some of the other attractions in Kochi are Cherai beach, Indian Naval Maritime Museum, Wellington Island and Santa Cruz Cathedral.
To know how to reach Kochi, click here.