July 21, 2010

Bolgatty Palace - Cochin, Kerala, India

Cochin aka Kochi, which is referred as the commercial capital of Kerala state of India, has many interesting tourist places related to Dutch and Jews. Bolgatty Palace is one such interesting site located in Kochi. Bolgatty Place is located on the picturesque Bolgatty Island in Kochi. This heritage building, constructed in 1744 by Dutch traders, was served as the British residency till 1949.

Now, the palace was converted into a heritage hotel, similar to some palaces in Rajasthan. If you do a boat riding you can watch this palace from outside. If you want to get the heritage feeling internally, you need to stay in this hotel, which is slightly costlier.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts

Site Name: Bolgatty Palace
Site Type: Palace, Hotel
City Name: Kochi aka Cochin
Location: Kerala state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam
Nearest Airport: Cochin
How to reach: Easily reachable by road, train, and flight
Hotel: A lot of luxury hotels and budget hotels are available in Cochin/Ernakulam
Restaurants: There are a lot of good restaurants in Cochin/Ernakulam

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