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Address: Fort Kochi Beach | Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 9846671052
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The Chinese Fishing nets are unique to Kerala and the ones here were actually brought from mainland China centuries ago. Many of them have now been dismantled and moved elsewhere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Chinese Fishing nets are unique to Kerala and the ones here were actually brought from mainland China centuries ago. Many of them have now been dismantled and moved elsewhere in the state. High levels of pollution in the estuary have resulted in dwindling catches during the past 30 years that I've been coming to Kochi. Right now, fishermen are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic to see how they work, the simplicity of the design is amazing. See them now before they are gone forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Real treat to watch, something very unique, the fishermen offer the fresh catch, cooked right in front of you, the story behind the same is really nice

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not that much to see, most of the time they don't actually fish, they just ask tourists to go over and chat to them and explain how it works then they ask for money at the end. Waste of time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Pay them some money and they'll take photos of you pulling on the ropes and generally have a lovely interaction with you. Indulge them, it's fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The fishermen will get you on board to give you a demo on how things are done. Interesting way of fishing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's nice and astonishing to see the old techniques for fishing still getting used like this in present tech geek times. it's overall a very good place for photography and nice scenic views on the near time to sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Spent a lot of time hanging around the nets since I stayed in a Homestay close by. I watched the nets being lowered and raised and fishermen with their catch !!. There are lots of shops around which sell fish and you can request them to cook it for you as well. Just make sure you bargain well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One must see this fishing technique near fort cochi. If you are really interested in fishes you can visit fishing harbour which is 45 min drive from fort cochi.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The beach is filthy and the shore is quite messy. The only experience you can get here is to witness the age old technique of fishing used back in the day by the Chinese. Keep in mind this is mainly a tourist attraction, hence there is no real fishing goin on in those nets, it is merely kept for tourist... More 

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Address: Fort Kochi Beach | Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 9846671052
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)

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