Bolgatty Palace is a stunning 18th-century Dutch palace. It is situated in the calm and serene Bolgatty Island right in the midst of the bustling city of Kochi. It is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland. Bolgatty Palace Cochin was built under the directions of the Dutch traders in 1744 and served as the Governor's palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar. In 1909 this palace was leased out to the British who used it as the residence of British Governors. Bolgatty Palace is intricately designed and its architecture is influenced by the European style of architecture. After the independence of India, it became the property of the Kerala government and soon made it into a luxurious heritage resort. This beautiful resort has attractive gardens, a 9-hole golf course, an Ayurvedic center, and daily Kathakali performances to entertain the visitors.
The Bolgatty Palace is divided into three distinct sections the Main Block, the Marina block and the Mansion block. The Mansion block houses the palace suites. The most popular section is the Marina block which overlooks the Kochi international Marina. It is a picturesque block with Marina on one side and a golf course on the other side. It has four luxury rooms with plush amenities for a luxurious stay that will rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Bolgatty Palace also has six lake view cottages and the entire palace has beautiful interiors with tiled roofs and wooden framed windows. The rooms of this lavish mansion are furnished with beautiful, priceless wooden furniture which will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. The other amenities in Bolgatty Palace are swimming pool, beer parlor, conference hall, health club, boat cruises, recreation room, 24-hour music channel, horse riding, and library. The Ayurvedic center in this palace offers rejuvenating therapies and treatments to the visitors. The Bolgatty Palace Kochi combines leisure and business and is popularly known as honeymooner's paradise.
With the spectacular backwaters of Cochin in the backdrop, the scenery around the palace is simply breathtaking. The other interesting activities that can be done while relaxing in this heritage resort are bird watching, morning and evening walk in the lush green lawns around the resort, watching ships enter the Kochi port and boating in the backwaters. Moreover, cultural performances are also organized here from time to time. It is believed to be one of the best heritage hotels in Kochi. The tariff for accommodation ranges between Rs.3, 000 to Rs.15, 000 depending upon the type of room you choose. Only those visitors who are staying in the Bolgatty Palace Resort are allowed to explore the different sections inside the palace. Other tourists can view the palace from outside and enjoy a walk in the garden surrounding the resort. Bolgatty Palace has become an alluring destination in Kochi that fascinates both Indian and foreign tourists. Contact us to enjoy a memorable luxurious stay at the Bolgatty Palace Resort. The tiled roof, the wood-framed windows, tall pillars, large halls, and rich wooden furniture will make you visit this palace again and again.