Bolgatty Island, located just a short boat trip away from the Kochi harbor is a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. This serene island with scenic lush greenery is home to one of the oldest existing Dutch palaces in India. Built in 1744 by Dutch traders, the ancient palace is the main attraction of the island. The palace was used as the home for the British governor during 1947 and has now been converted into a heritage resort by the state. Set amidst tropical gardens with panoramic views of the Kochi backwaters, the island along with its enchanting palace is definitely worth a visit when in Kochi.
Around an hour or two
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The ancient Dutch palace
Muslim tourist visiting Bolgatty Island and Palace may not find mosques on the island, however if they are guests at the hotel located on the island, they will be able to offer their prayers there. While tourists just visiting the hotel for a meal, could tell the staff of their requirement of a clean and quiet area to offer their prayers.
Tourists requiring Halal food while on Bolgatty Island may not find Halal restaurants. However since the Bolgatty Palace is now a hotel, Muslim visitors can dine at the hotel restaurant and choose either seafood or vegetarian options. They will also be able to locate several Halal restaurants in Kochi, as well as numerous seafood restaurants, for those wanting to enjoy a variety of fresh seafood delicacies.