LIVE in a hundred year old home, a home whose walls
have witnessed the cut and thrust of history, whose courtyard has
seen the intrigues of politics and a passion, a home that has heard
the traders moor their boats in the dead of night, pack them with
spices, and sail away later. Such homes make up Fort Kochi.
latest heritage home to be converted into a hotel for the flock
of tourists that visits this almost fabled land is the Ballard Bungalow,
owned by the Cochin Diocese.
heart and soul of authentic Fort Kochi best by a memorable stay
at The Ballard Bungalow, Fort Kochi. A building which has a 200
year old history that dates back to the Dutch colonial era. Originally
built by the Dutch, it was later taken over by the British. During
the rule of the British Empire, the bungalow was used by it's high
ranking officers for their accommodation. The building got it's
name "The Ballard Bungalow" because it was last used by
the British to accommodate Mr. Ballard, the Honorable Collector
of Cochin. After independence, it was bought over by the Cochin
Diocese and is now being run as a heritage hotel. All care was taken
to preserve the rich and colorful history of the building while
converting it into a heritage hotel.