Built in the Indo-European style way back in 1667 AD, Bastion Bungalow
get its name from its location on the site of the Stromberg Bastion of
the old, Dutch fort. The building blends beautifully into the circular
structure of the bastion, has a tiled roof and typical first floor
verandah in wood, along its front portion.
Though it has been said that a network of secret tunnels runs beneath
the bungalow, none has been found till now. Today, the bungalow is the
official residence of the Sub-Collector.
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Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty
is famous for the Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD.
Originally built by the Portuguese in the mid-16th
century, the Dutch Palace or Mattancherry Palace is located at
Mattancherry. It was presented to the Kochi Maharaja in 1555 AD and
later taken over by the Dutch who carried out repairs and extended it
A leisurely walk through the lanes of the city is
the best way to discover historic Fort Kochi. An obscure fishing village
that became the first European township in India, Kochi has an eventful
and colourful history. more..
The oldest synagogue in India, it was built in 1586
AD by the prosperous Jewish community whose links with Kerala began in
Kodungalloor in northern Kerala. more..