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.
Bolghatty 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 Governors.
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.