Bolgatty Island

Bolgatty Island is one of the finest tourist locales in Kochi. Located beside Ernakulam Island and Eillingdon Island, the place is a favorite tourist hangout. The exotic seas scape and the serene ambiance of the island are worth a visit.

Bolgatty Island of Kochi is a small island which is just a boat ride away from Kochi harbor mouth. The small journey amidst the cool breeze is very interesting. Though the island is accessible only through boat you can take up a train to Ernakulam which is juts 2 kilometers away. The nearest airport to Bolgatty Island in Kochi is Cochin International Airport which is about 22 kilometers from this island.

But the main attraction of Bolgatty Island at Kochi is the ancient Bolgatty Palace which was built by a Dutch trader in the year 1744. The palace holds the distinction of the oldest Dutch palace outside Holland. In the year 1909, the Britishers took it over on lease.

At present the Bolgatty Palace at the Bolgatty Island is under the governance of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation i.e., KTDC. KTDC has converted the palace into a heritage hotel with all the necessary luxurious services.

People, who wish to re-visit history, do check in to this lavish heritage hotel at Kochi Bolgatty Island. You can feel the past under the royal ambiance of the palace hotel which proudly boasts of it historical days through its interior decor.

Moreover, the Bolgatty Island is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the crowded cities.

Last Updated on : 30/08/2013