Bolgatty Palace Tourist Places
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.
This classic Dutch palace is known to be one of the exquisite creations by a prominent Dutch businessman built in Kerala. His team had artistically reflected a version of Holland's architecture apart from his hometown. Later on, purchased by the Kochi King of Kerala for the East India Company. Today, it is owned by the Kerala tourism department and is open for visits, film shooting, and exploration of historical architecture all throughout the year. You can check-in and check out from the Palace at 12 pm every day, so plan your further trips accordingly.
Just 30 kilometers from the International Cochin Airport, take a boat to reach this dreamy island. It is the perfect getaway spot for the weekend for honeymooners, and couples, where you can enjoy spa treatments, boat cruises, and great food. Also, visit the nearby Mattanchery Palace, synagogues, and nearby bird sanctuary.
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