Kochi - a gateway for travelers to Kerala
Kochi, the prominent travel destination of Kerala, India, has always been an exotic location in a traveler's not-to-be-missed list. The sea, backwaters, monuments, heritage; Kochi has all that would keep a traveler engrossed. With many architectural, cultural and natural splendors, Kochi, which is also the commercial hub of Kerala will never cease to enthrall you. Just off the Kochi Marine Drive is the Bolgatty Island. It is an island of calm right in the midst of the bustling City of Kochi. Located in this fascinating island is the stunning property of KTDC - Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort. The other centre of attraction in this property is Kochi International Marina and Bolgatty Event Centre.
Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort - a well-preserved legacy
Amid this picturesque island of Bolgatty is the beautiful Bolgatty Palace, the exclusive mansion with four palatial rooms, provides the travelers with world class amenities and wonderful holidaying options. Originally built by Dutch traders in 1744 and it is the oldest of its kind that exists outside Holland.
The resort combines leisure with business and it is, popularly known as the honeymooners' paradise. The resort is neatly tucked among giant umbrellas of refreshing green and is sure to give an exotic island experience in Bolgatty.
The resort has a main block, a mansion block, which houses the palace rooms and a marina block which faces the marina.
The Marina block has marina on the one side and the golf course on the other side. There are six lake view cottages also in the resort. The resort is encircled by a 9 hole golf course established in 1925.
Bolgatty Event Centre
Overlooking the backwater, Cochin seaport, Vallarpadam container terminal and the Arabian Sea is the Bolgatty Event Centre. The venue, with its greenery and romantic ambience, can be easily accessed from the heart of Kochi city. The venue is ideal for conducting International conferences, Conventions, Exhibitions, Meetings, Wedding receptions and Theme dinners.
The centre is regarded as one of the exotic locations in Kochi/Ernakulam
Kochi International Marina
Located on the eastern coast of Bolgatty Island is the "Kochi International Marina" - the first full-fledged marina of international standards in India. The marina provides berthing facility for 34 yachts and also offers services like water, electricity and sewage pump-outs etc. Marina House, built in the traditional Kerala architectural style, serves as a station for vessels to refuel and to replenish their stores.