Bolgatty palace is a prior palace situated on the Bolgatty Island in Kochi, Kerala. Kochi is one of the most significant travel destinations of Kerala. With its exquisite sea, beaches, monuments, backwaters, heritages, it becomes an exotic location for travelers. Kochi is also the commercial hub of Kerala with its architectural, natural, and cultural grandeur. Along with all these things, Kochi is also well known for its Bolgatty Island. It’s an island of calm right in the nub of the scrambling city of Kochi. The Bolgatty palace or island resort is located in this captivating Island. The other major attraction of this Bolagatty Island is Bolgatty Event center and Kochi International Marina.
From the High Court Junction, it takes less than 10 min via boat to reach the Bolgatty Island by relishing the cool breeze blowing over the water. And you can also ride via the Goshree Bridges to get to the Bolgatty Island. When you reached the destination, you will be amazed by the picturesque splendor of the Bolgatty Palace.
History of Bolgatty Palace
Bolgatty Palace was established in the year 1744 by the Dutch traders. This palace is one of the ancient existing Dutch palaces outside Holland. In 1909 the King the Kochi rented this palace to the British. This palace was used as lodging for British Governors till the time of India’s Independence. After that, it covert into the heritage hotel and now popularly known as the honeymooner’s paradise.
Architecture And Atmosphere Of Bolgatty Palace
The Bolgatty Palace is spread over the 8 acres of land area. This stunning and magnificent palace has well-beautifying lawns and old trees, convey the fragrance of Dutch architecture. The quaint Vembanad Lake is adjacent to the Bolgatty Palace. This wooded palace has large halls, tiled roofs, wooden-framed glass windows, and strong pillars. There is also an amazing park situated close to the palace. In the year of 1923, a nine-hole golf course was built around the Bolgatty Palace.
Bolgattay palace has several facilities for guests, which includes the relaxing Ayurveda center, swimming pool, Beer parlor, Health club, Boat Cruises, Wi-fi facility, recreation room with billiards, cards, and chess, Conference hall, Library, Large lawn for banquets, multi-cuisine restaurant, etc. This exclusive mansion has four luxurious, spacious rooms that offer world-class facilities to travelers, which includes the antique furniture, air conditioning facility, TV, attached bathrooms, and many more.
Attractions And Activities
Bolgatty Palace is well known for its picturesque view, but there are many other magnificent attractions for tourists, which are nearest to the Bolgatty Palace, such as Marine Drive, Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Fort Kochi, Synagogue and Jew Town. Mattancherry Palace, Willingdon Island, and many more.
The activities take place in the premises of Bolgatty palace are Ayurvedic wellness programs, Bird watching in Island, Play Golf, Morning and Evening walk on Bolgatty Island, Boating in Kochi backwaters, Watch traditional fishing activities and also enjoying the Kathakali and other cultural programs at the palace. The other activities that take place outside the premises are Local sightseeing tours, Walking tour of Fort Kochi, Shopping in Kochi town, etc.
Bolgatty Event Centre
Bolgatty event center is well known for its romantic atmosphere and greenery, and it can be easily accessed from the heart of Kochi. The Bolgatty event center is the perfect venue for conducting conventions, exhibitions, international conferences, meetings, themed dinners, and wedding reception. This place is considered as one of the significant locations in Kochi.