Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi
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Address: River Rd, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001
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About Chinese Fishing Nets, Kochi
The Chinese fishing nets at Fort Kochi, located in the Kochi city of Kerala, make up a very popular tourist attraction. They are fixed land installations, which are used for a very unique and unusual method of fishing. Operated from the shore, these nets are set up on bamboo and teak poles and held horizontally by huge mechanisms, which lower them into the sea. They look somewhat like hammocks and are counter-weighed by large stones tied to ropes.
The place is a glimpse into the life of the fishing community which has been converted into a tourist spot. Many people offer to allow tourists to use the nets and they cook your catch for you.
Chinese Fishing Nets Information
- It’s better to reach by sunset to watch the nets against the brilliant landscape of the sunset.
Chinese Fishing Nets Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Chinese Fishing Nets by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Stop: Kunnumpuram Bus stop
Restaurants Near Chinese Fishing Nets
- Old Courtyard Hotel and Restaurant
- Kashi Art Cafe
- Four Seasons Hotel
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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.