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One of the oldest existing Palace built by the Dutch in India, Bolghatty Palace is located in the scenic small island popularly known as 'Bolgatty island' in Kochi,(previously Cochin), Kerala state.

In 1744AD, Dutch built this villa with lush green gardens and it was then the Governor's palace. Later in 1909, it was leased to the British. The seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British regime. In 1947, when India got her independence, the palace became the property of the state and later converted into a heritage hotel resort and is now run by the KTDC (Kerala Tourism Development Corporation).

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