Bastion Bungalow, declared a protected monument by State Archeological Department, is located at the end of the Church Road, in Fort Kochi
, in Ernakulam District
Built by the Portuguese in 1667, Bastion Bungalow has been built into ramparts of a massive fortification wall. Bastion Bungalow is an Indo-European style edifice, reflecting Dutch architecture. It is believed to have been erected on the site of Stromberg Bastion of the Old Dutch Fort, hence the name.
The bungalow has a circular structure with tiled roof and wooden verandah. It is said that a network of tunnels run beneath the bungalow, but none have been discovered. Presently, Bastion Bungalow is the official residence of the sub collector.