A Scenic island near the city of Ernakulam, Bolghatty is famous for the
Bolghatty Palace built by the Dutch in 1744 AD. This palace, once the
residence of the British resident of Kochi, is now a KTDC (Kerala
Tourism Development Corporation) hotel.
Palace is on an island, off Cochin in the Arabian Sea. The building was
once a Governor's palace for the Dutch and later the home of the British
The palace is two-storeyed and contains well-decorated bed chambers, a
huge lounge wherein historical portraits are displayed. The ferry ride
from the mainland Ernakulam to the island is a pleasurable experience.
There is a golf course to boot.
Prime Attractions of Cochin (Kochi)
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..