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Bolgatty Palace


Location: 15 minutes ride by ferry from Cochin's Marine Drive. This old Dutch palace is located on Bolgatty Island which is a brief boat ride away from the mainland.



Marine Drive: (5 minutes by ferry) A popular hangout, this scenic stretch offers a spectacular view of the backwaters and the Kochi Harbour. Shopping malls, cinema halls, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and the Rainbow Bridge are the attractions at Marine Drive, which is only 5 minutes away.

Mattancherry Palace/Dutch Palace: (10 minutes by ferry) Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. On display here are beautiful murals depicting scenes from the epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata - as well as some of the Puranic Hindu legends. The palace also houses Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal palanquins, coronation robes of former Maharajas of Kochi as well as period furniture. The three-dimensional portraits of the Maharajas are also noteworthy.

Synagogue and Jew Town: (10 minutes by ferry) Constructed in 1568, this is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch. The area around the Synagogue is a centre of spice trade and curio shops.

Durbar Hall Art Gallery: (10 minutes by road) Right in the middle of Ernakulam City is the grand Durbar Hall grounds. At one time known as the Parikshit Thampuran Museum, it has now been converted into the Durbar Hall Art Gallery. The museum also houses a collection of coins, bronzes, copies of murals and megalithic relics of Kerala.

Willingdon Island: (10 minutes by ferry) Named after Lord Willingdon, a former British Viceroy of India, this man-made island is surrounded by beautiful backwaters. The island is the site of the city’s best hotels and trading centres, the Port Trust and the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command.

Fort Kochi: (10 minutes by ferry) A leisurely walk through 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. Its reputation as a seafaring commercial town was such that Nicolas Conti, an Italian traveller of the Middle Ages remarked: If China is where you make your money, then Kochi surely is the place to spend it. The town was shaped by the Portuguese, the Dutch and later the British.



  • Ayurveda therapies

  • Nine-hole golf course

  • Recreation room with billiards, chess, cards

  • Library

  • Lawn

  • Boat Jetty

  • Angling, Hammocks, Hanging Cots

  • Mini Bar

  • Boat Cruises

  • Internet Browsing


  • Play Golf

  • Bird watching in Bolgatty Island

  • Ayurvedic wellness programmes

  • Morning and evening walks on Bolgatty Island

  • Watch ships entering the Kochi port through the estuary

  • Watch traditional fishing activities

  • Boating in Kochi backwaters

  • Walking tour of Fort Kochi - A heritage trail

  • Shopping in Kochi town

  • Local sightseeing tours

  • Visit cultural centres of traditional art forms

How to get there:


By Flight: Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 40 km.


By Train: Nearest railway stations: Ernakulam Jn, about 6 Km/Ernakulam Town, about 5 Km.


By Road: Nearest bus terminal: Ernakulam, about 5 Km.




Single / Double

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Palace Suite A/C

Food Element Rate
Break fast per person: Rs. 200/-
Lunch / Dinner per person: Rs. 400/-

New Year Eve Supplement on 31st Dec: (Per person): Rs. 1150/-
Extra person: The room tariff component will be 20% of room tariff . Food will be charged at actual
Children: Age 6 to 12 years. 10% of room tariff. Food will be charged at 50% of the actuals
Adult: Persons above 12 years will be charged at full rate.

NB: The rates are subject to periodical revision. Customers are requested to check the current tariff before making reservation.


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