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Bolghatty Palace 

Bolghatty Palace

Bolghatty Palace is construct by the Dutch in India. It is located on the island popularly known as Bolghatty Island in Kochi, Kerala. One of the ancient existing Dutch palaces outside Holland, this quaint mansion, built in 1744 by Dutch traders, was later extended and gardens were landscaped around it. The building was then the Governor's palace for the commander of Dutch Malabar, and later in 1909 was leased to the British. It served as the home of the British Governors, being the seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British regime.

In 1947, when India gained independence, the palace became the property of the state and was later converted into a heritage hotel resort. Bolgatty Palace now has a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, ayurvedic centre and daily Kathakali performances and is a holiday destination for Indian and international tourists.

There is in a temple dedicated to Shiva that is the first of its kind in Kerala.