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Bolghatty Palace

Place : Bolghatty Island, Kochi, Kerala
Significance : Peaceful atmosphere with spectacular scenery of the backwaters all around
Best Season : August - May
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How to reach

There are regular ferry services, every 20 minutes from Kochi (Ernakulam High Court Jetty) to Bolghatty island from 6am to 10pm. It is just a 5 minutes ride across the backwaters. Vehicles can be brought to the island by the vehicular ferry, also from the High Court Jetty. There is a also a bridge connecting the mainland to the island. Rowboats offer to shuttle between Bolghatty Island and Ernakulam. Guests booked at the Bolghatty palace resort can avail the free ferry service from High court jetty on both check in and check out. 

Air : International Air Port is at Nedumbassery, near Aluva, about 22 kms away from Ernakulam, Kochi. 

Rail : Kochi has 3 stations, Ernakulam Junction, Ernakulam Town and Cochin Harbour Terminus. Trains from the Northern cities/Southern parts of India stop at Ernakulam Junction. Ernakulam Junction, D.H. Rd, Ernakulam South, Phone: 131; Ernakulam Town, Near North Bridge Phone: 2390920

Road : KSRTC Central Bus station is near the Junction railway station. It runs Express and Fast services from Ernakulam to other major cities within Kerala and into the neighbouring states. Reciprocal services from other States are also available. Enquiry phone : 2352033, 2372033. There are plenty of private buses available for travel from Ernakulam to other cities. They operate from High Court Junction, Railway Station and Kaloor Junction.