Built by the Dutch in 1744, the Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest Dutch mansions outside Holland. The place was the Governor's palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar. Later it was leased to the British in 1909. It served as the palace of the British resident of Cochin during British colonial rule.
The mansion is a huge construction with a 9 hole golf course and a swimming pool. The building is now converted into a heritage hotel resort where you can enjoy an ayurvedic massage in the adjacent ayurvedic center. There are also regular Kathakali performances for those who are interested in the traditional Kerala art form.