Mulavukad

Mulavukad, also known locally as Bolgatty Island, is one of the villages that forms part of the district of Ernakulam, Kerala, India. It is situated in the Mulavukad Grama Panchayat. Vypin island and Vallarpadam island lie on its west side and Vaduthala lie to its east. Mulavukad is connected to mainland Ernakulam & Vallarpadam by the Goshree bridges and to Container terminal road at north side to connect to Kalamassery and Aluva side. Easy connection to the CBD, Northern and Southern side of Cochin city make the Island unique among other Goshree Islands.

Mulavukad
Neighbourhood
The Bolgatty Palace heritage hotel in Mulavukad
The Bolgatty Palace heritage hotel in Mulavukad
Mulavukad is located in Kerala
Mulavukad
Mulavukad
Location in Kerala, India
Mulavukad is located in India
Mulavukad
Mulavukad
Mulavukad (India)
Mulavukad is located in Kochi
Mulavukad
Mulavukad
Mulavukad (Kochi)
Coordinates: 10°01′N 76°16′E / 10.01°N 76.26°E / 10.01; 76.26Coordinates: 10°01′N 76°16′E / 10.01°N 76.26°E / 10.01; 76.26
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictErnakulam
Population
 (2001)
 • Total22,845
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Arakkuzha church
Bolgatty Palace

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 Lulu International Convention Center and Hyatt Hotels group is launching in Mulavukad in 2016.

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. Island is famous for its resorts, farm houses, water sports, safe bicycle routes, jogging tracks and multi cuisine restaurants.

Attraction of the Mulavukad is the cosmopolitan culture. People of all religion and political beliefs live in harmony and always united together for any common issues. Recently it is booming as a residential hub for Advocates from Kerala High Court and Doctors from Aster Medcity. A service road is sanctioned along the west side of the Island in parallel to the container road.

DemographicsEdit

At the 2001 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.

LocationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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