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Address: Fort Kochi Beach | Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India
Phone Number: 9846671052
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An integral part of Kochi's history - definitely worth visiting, even if just to admire from afar. Make for some spectacular photos - especially during dusk.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

An integral part of Kochi's history - definitely worth visiting, even if just to admire from afar. Make for some spectacular photos - especially during dusk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

These are amasing constructions and what a clever way to make money. Dip a big net into the sea, watch it fill with fish and lift it out. Very clever in it's elegantly efficient simplicity. I'm sure you can visit these by land but we took a boat round the back water and got to see many nets from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

AcYou ally brought to the area by the Portugese . Fascinating to see the cantilevered system of raising and lowering the nets. Lots of small ships around there to browse and buy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

A must see if your in the area, the mechanism based on which these nets function is interesting.The local fishing community work with them on an everyday basis, these nets are raised and lowered during different times of the day,however its best you don't get too close to them while they are in the act as they try to rip... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The nets themselves were ok but I didn't see them operating. However the walk around the walkway at Fort Cochin was fascinating, watching the way of life, the fish sellers, the goats and a wander on the beach. Would have liked to check out the Dutch Cemetery but it was closed or I was at the wrong gate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

It is quite interesting to see this approach to fishing. They do catch fish but these days it is more of a tourist novelty. Worth seeing.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

At the northern end of Cherai Beach is the Munambam beach where the river Periyar joins the Arabian sea. Both the north and south banks of the Periyar river here is dotted with Chinese Fishing Nets. Anglers can be seen braving the heavy monsoon showers and reeling in their catches regularly. Just watching them landing the slithering, wriggling, jumping, fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Quite picturesque, still in use, fish sold straight away so really fresh, loads of rubbish around, with plenty of goats to help clean it up. Close to ferry services.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This site houses several fishing nets as part of a wider tourist trap. I would not go out of my way to visit this specific site as there are Chinese fishing nets dotted all around with no tourist hassle to contend with. Any nets themselves are worthy of a passing look.

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Auroville, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A bit overrated in my point of view... nothing really special... good for a few photos... Very close there is a ferry boat to go to the opposite island with more fishing nets... and a nice promenade sur mer...

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