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The Bolgatty Palace heritage hotel in Mulavukad
The Bolgatty Palace heritage hotel in Mulavukad
Mulavukad is located in Kerala
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°00′51″N 76°15′28″E / 10.014031°N 76.257863°E / 10.014031; 76.257863Coordinates: 10°00′51″N 76°15′28″E / 10.014031°N 76.257863°E / 10.014031; 76.257863
Country  India
State Kerala
District Ernakulam
Population (2001)
 • Total 22,845
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mulavukad, also known locally as Bolghatty Island, is one of the islands that forms part of the city of Kochi, Kerala, India. Vypin island and Vallarpadam island lie on its west side and Vaduthala lie to its east.Mulavukad is connected to Ernakulam city & vallarpadam by the Gosree bridges.

The Bolgatty Palace is located at the southern tip of the island. It was built by the Dutch as a centre for colonial administration, and later taken over by the British. The Palace is a popular tourist attraction and a heritage hotel, managed by the Kerala State Tourism Department (KTDC).

The island has a golf course and an international marina. The marina was the first of its kind in India and was set up by KITCO, for KTDC.


At the 2011 India census,[1] Mulavukad had a population of 22,845. Males constituted 49% of the population and females 51%. Mulavukad had an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 87% and female literacy was 84%. 11% of the population were under 6 years of age.



  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.