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Address: Fort Kochi Beach | Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 9846671052
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Original and entertaining and very visual

Walk along the harbourside or even better take a launch out to see the fishermen raising and lowering these ethereal nets. What Kochi has been famous for for years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Walk along the harbourside or even better take a launch out to see the fishermen raising and lowering these ethereal nets. What Kochi has been famous for for years.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Chinese Fishing Nets are the only reason for one to visit Fort Cochin Beach and one must say, it is worth the visit. One can only hope that they be taken over and maintained by the tourism department as their number has dwindled considerably over the years. The beach in itself is in need of a major facelift as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is an amazing experience. Hope to see it again. My visit was with family. All of us enjoyed fishing using chinese net. It is an ancient fishing method used by fishermen in Kerala before many hundred years.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

It is indeed something extraordinary to just stand there and watch the fishermen throw the nets in, pull them out, collect the fish, and then there it is, sold at little stalls along the quay. Couldn't get fresher than that! The most picturesque of views. And on the horizon one sees the docks with modern shipbuilding cranes, etc. What a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

They are fun to see in action, and for a small contribution you can help pull the nets (once in a lifetime experience!). These days it seems they pull up more plastic bottles than fish, but they do get some fish, which you can then buy and have cooked at a nearby stall. Lots of fun - if you like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is really one of the beautiful attraction in Fortkochi. Once in a way more than 10 poor people working had for their daily bread. If they get some fish or not the other reality. But when the visitors take some Photos with them or working with they we must pay for that. It is like small help for them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Well, The Chinese taught the local this unique means to fish and it works still today. The best part is, in the evening you can buy fresh catch and take the fish over to the café on the other side where it will be cooked to your order. Fish and Its fresh!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

They are worth seeing. It is a unique experience. Involves walking aroung the area and spending time with fishermen.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It appears to be a slightly more hyped concept. Yes, there is a huge net that is put down in the water to catch fishes, but not sure, if that is worth that exiciting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We enjoy the beautiful sight in the hills of Kerala, with his spices , and tea plantations. We had a very good driver from Peacock Travel agency. I will recommend this tour operator to everybody. csm133

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