Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi (Cochin)

When in Kochi, make a short stop at Fort Kochi to admire Chinese Fishing Nets, representing an authentic fishing method and a landmark of the city. Although their name suggests Chinese heritage, the nets probably originate from Portuguese settlers who had colonies in Southern China. The unusual nets are fixed on bamboo or teak pillars and are lowered into the sea. Take a walk along the beach to admire the famous Kochi vista of the large, hammock-like nets appearing to float in mid-air, or purchase some of the fresh seafood being pulled out of the sea. By using our Kochi (Cochin) attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin).
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  • Got hooked by a guy on commission. Persuaded me to buy fish then have it cooked. They did not serve the fish I gave over.  more »
  • It draws you to the beach front and smacks of the era gone of the earliest colonisers before the Portugese, Dutch then British arrived. It is used more for tourism now and who can blame them with such...  more »
  • This is Kochi's most famous tourist attraction and well worth a visit. Tourists are sometimes invited to help raise and lower the nets. Small bazaar stalls sell fish on ice which allows you to see wha...  more »
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  • You will find lots of varieties of fishes here. Not only fishes, but also squids, crabs, etc are available here. As per your wish, they will cook the seafood and serve it to you then and there itself. There are adequate seating arrangements available there. There are even Juice shops and much more, which are also quite good.
  • The Chinese Fishing Nets are situated very near to main road which can be easily identified. It is of historical importance . The nets are very interesting place. we can visit inside the net. The wood of the nets are very old it should be replaced. Several foreign tourists visit the nets. The people in charge of Nets have some vague knowledge about nets. The tourism department should put some board about the nets.
  • A famous landmark of Kerala itself. Chinese fishing nets are a wonder to behold. Wide variety of prawns and fishes are sold here. A good place to have an evening walk. Some of them is well maintained, but it's not the case with some. It's a must place to visit.
  • These are the different kind of fishing nets mounted in the row at the shore of bay near to the Mahatma Gandi beach. It's very interesting to observe the operation of these nets when Fisher men are working on it. But the surrounding area is not clean. To make it tourist place a lot of development is needed to be done. If you are fish loving then you can buy fresh catch from the fishermen at very low price than market and they will also cook it for you for nominal price.
  • Different way to catch a fish, Portuguese way heard a lot about it and saw the great pic on the net. Unique experience. It's fun to watch the net go down and come up and the birds wait on the net to grab their share of the fish. While we were there the net didn't catch more than a handful of fishes. but it was such a disappointment as the area is covered with rubbish. We did not spend long here and couldn't even take a nice photo. Do not go to the nets if the fishermen eagerly beckon to you unless you don’t mind being scammed. The nets are not operational and they will demand money after they 'help' you to take some photos. If you have time left in Kochi then you can visit Chinese fishing nets. Obviously, some will like it and some will not.

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Kochi offers abundant hospitality options, including a dense collection of international five-star hotels. Travelers on a budget can explore the selection of modest but impeccable homestays and guesthouses in the quieter neighborhoods just outside the central tourist area of Fort Cochin; these make great places to meet local hosts and fellow travelers. If you can spend a bit more, a number of boutique hotels in converted European-style mansions offer individual charm, and eco-villages and resort or retreat establishments outside the city center come with full wellness, spa, and culinary packages.
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