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A short ride across the serene Vembanad Lake will bring you to this emerald isle of fairy tale delights. Here, 250 year old tradition of royal splendour and gracious hospitality awaits you. Tucked away in brilliant green tropical foliage, you'll be pampered like a prince! The Bolgatty Palace is located off Kochi -- the heritage city of Kerala, a cauldron of world cultures. A versatile land where visitors from abroad, right from the Pheonicians and Arabs to the Chinese, Italians, Portugese, Dutch and British have left indelible marks. A port for traders, it is better described as The Queen of the Arabian Sea Bolgatty Palace is one of the oldest existing Dutch Palace outside Holland. This quaint mansion was built way back in 1744 by a Dutch trader. In 1909 the Palace was leased to the British and it served as their residency till 1947 when the British Raj came to an end in India.





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