About Mulavukad

Mulavukad , popularly known as Bolghatty Island is a part of Kochi City of Ernakulam District in Kerala State. This small yet beautiful island is surrounded by Vallapuram Island and Vypin Island on its west side and Vaduthala on its east side. Gosree Bridges connect Mulavukad to Vallarpadam and Ernakulam. The Periyar River flows on the east of Mulavukad.  The island has total area of 20 sq km and is an ideal holiday retreat for tourists of all genres. The nearest airport to Mulavukad is Cochin International Airport.

About Mulavukad

Demographics of Mulavukad

The total population of Mulavukad is about 22, 845 and the percentage of make is 49% and the percentage of females is 51%. The average literacy rate of Mulavukad is 86%, much higher than that of the average literacy rate of India. 

Tourist Places in Mulavukad

Apart from the eye-captivating landscapes, Mulavukad has some of the most wonderful attractions for its visitors.

Bolgatty Palace

One of the major attractions of Mulavukad is the Bolghatty Palace. This palace was built by a Dutch Trader in the year 1744. Later on it was used for administrative purpose by the Dutch Rulers.  Later on, the British took over the place and right now it has been transformed into an attractive heritage hotel that is looked after by KTDC (Kerala State Tourism Department). This two-storied palace is beautifully decorated. All the rooms have world-class furnishing with attached bathrooms. The Palace has got varieties of accommodations like waterfront cottages, suites and rooms. The facilities available at this heritage hotel are Pearl Spot, the multi cuisine restaurant; View Point, the conference room; High Life, the bar; Age Halt, the Ayurveda Centre. The heritage hotel offers some other facilities like travel assistance, indoor recreation room, cable TV, Swimming Pool, Money Exchange facility, picnic spot and 16 hours room service.

Tourist Places in Mulavukad


Another attraction of this island is the golf course. KITCO, on behalf of KTDC has set up an International Marina in Mulavukad which does not have a match in India.

The other places of attractions in Mulavukad are sree Kereleshwaram Temple, St. John’s Church, Mission Station of Immanuel Church.

One Day Trip from Mulavukad

You can easily plan a one-day trip from Mulavukad to the nearby places to enjoy a relaxing day. Find below the information about some of these places around Mulavukad.

Mulavukad to Thrissur

The total road distance between Mulavukad and Thrissur is about 2 hours and the distance between Mulavukad and Thrissur is about 86 KM. Thrissur landscapes are very attractive. One could enjoy hours at Thekkinkadu Maidan, Vilangan Hills and Thrissur Kole Wetlands.

Mulavukad to Thrissur


Thekkinkadu Maidan is famous for its Thrissur Pooram Festival. The other attractions of Thrissur are Shakthan Thampuran Palace, Kollengode Palace, Puthen Kovilakam, Kodungallur Kovilakam.

Mulavukad to Kottayam

The road distance between Mulavukad and Kottayam is about 80 KM and it takes 2 hours to cover this distance. The major attractions of Kottayam are Poonjar Palace, Saraswathy Temple, Pallippurathu Kavu, Thiruverpu Temple, Thriunakkara Mahadeva Temple, and Subramanya Swami Temple.

Weekend Destinations from Mulavukad

If you are planning for a 2 to 3 days trip from Maulavukad then you have plenty of places to go from Mulavukad. Read below to know about some ideal tourist destinations from Mulavukad.

Mulavukad to Idukki

The road distance between Mulavukad and Idukki is approximately 132 KM and it takes about 3 – 4 hours to cover this distance. Major tourist attractions of Idukki are Idukki Arch Dam, Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary, Hill View Park, Nadukani, and Thumpachi Calveri Samuchayam.

Mulavukad to Malappuram

Mulavukad to Malappuram

The total distance between Malappuram and Mulavukad is about 123 KM and it takes around 3 hours to reach Malappuram from Mulavukad. The important tourist destinations of Malappuram are Nilambur Forest Area, Teak Museum, Majneri, and the Ayurveda Center. Panakkad is a famous spiritual center for the Muslim Community of Kerala which is located on Palappuram – Prappanangadi Road.

Fact File of Mulavukad

Place: Mulavukad
District: Ernakulam
State: Kerala
Population: 22, 845
Latitude: 10.01 0N
Longitude: 76.26 0E
Official Languages: Malayalam, English

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