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Bolgatty Palace, Kochi Overview

Bolgatty Palace is located in Bolgatty Island of Kochi and is one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces that is situated outside Holland. It is an exquisite example of the Kochi style of architecture. Built in 1744 by Dutch traders, it was later extended, and gardens were landscaped around it. Green gardens, azure skies and the virgin charms of Kerela are aplenty at the Bolgatty Palace. Owing to its picturesque surroundings and rich history, the building has also served as the Governor's palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar and was the home of the British. Today, it has reestablished itself as a luxury hotel and is a favourite among couples.

True to its name, the Bolgatty Palace is palatial in every sense of the word. The edifice is surrounded by carefully manicured gardens that make for a delightful spot for an evening walk. Inside, the palace is divided into three distinct sections, the Main Block, the Marina Block and the Mansion Block. The most popular section of the Bolgatty Palace is the Marina Block which overlooks Kochi's International Marina. Four luxury rooms are fitted with plush amenities which warrant a comfortable stay. In addition to this, you can also enjoy provisions such as Lake Front Cottage, swimming pool, in-house restaurants and conference hall. Visit Bolgatty Palace for a luxurious stay that will rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. 

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History of Bolgatty palace

The Bolgatty Palace was built by a Dutch trader in 1744 and is one of the oldest Dutch palaces outside Netherlands. The building then served as the Governor's palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar. The year 1909 saw Bolgatty Palace being leased to the British to be used as their residence. When India attained its independence in the year 1947, the palace was converted into a heritage hotel and has been a favourite tourist spot ever since.

Facilities in Bolgatty Palace

The Bolgatty Palace has beautiful interiors with tiled roofs and wooden framed windows which gives it a rustic look. The rooms are extremely plush and exude a regal vibe with their luxe furniture, and some of them are truly priceless. In addition to the regal lodgings, you can also enjoy various activities at Bolgatty event centre, Ayurveda centre, nine-hole golf course, restaurant, beer parlour, swimming pool, conference hall, health club, boat cruises, recreation room with billiards, chess and cards, library, boat jetty, angling, hammocks, hanging cots and mini bar, which are available at the guests' disposal. 

Activities and Tours in Bolgatty Palace

A vacation in Bolgatty Palace will never have a dull moment, for a host of activities await you out here! Start your day with a relaxing Ayurvedic wellness session followed by a serene walk around the property, or a thrilling game of golf. Bird watching and boating are other wonderful ways to explore the territory, and you can also witness traditional fishing activities here. You can also watch ships entering the Kochi port through the estuary, hop aboard a boat yourself and explore the very famous backwaters of Kerala. What's more, tours of Fort Kochi, local sightseeing, cultural centre visits and shopping in the town can also be arranged for.

Tariff at Bolgatty Palace

The detailed tariff plans for Bolgatty Palace are illustrated below:-

1. Lake Front Cottage/ Golf view room: INR 3,200 onwards
2. Marina View: INR 4,100 onwards
3. Deluxe: INR 4,600 onwards
4. Marina Suite: INR 7,100 onwards
5. Lake View Suite: INR 10,000 onwards
6. Palace Suite: INR 13,100 onwards

Other tariff plans are:-
Dinner: INR 608 per person
Breakfast: INR 331 per person
New Year Eve Supplement: Rs.1500 + taxes  per person
Kathakali Show: INR 375+ taxes per person

How To Reach Bolgatty Palace

To reach Bolgatty Palace, you can reach High Court Jetty and proceed via the Goshree bridge to reach your destination. Nearest bus terminal to Bolgatty Palace is Ernakulam and lies about 5 kilometres away from the main site. 

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