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  • Address: Vasco da Gama Square, Fort Cochin, India

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Chinese Fishing Nets

Fort Cochin’s Chinese Fishing Nets have been a beach installation for centuries, well before the coming of the Portuguese colonizers.

It’s thought that the nets were introduced to this coastal area by the legendary Chinese explorer Zheng He, way back in the early 15th century.

The nets are permanent horizontal structures, lowered and raised by a network of cantilevered ropes, bamboo poles, and balancing weights and pulleys. Teams of up to six fishermen operate the nets, but the catch is usually quite modest.

For the best views, come at dusk with your camera to capture that quintessential shot of Kerala’s fishing nets and calm seas backlit by the setting sun. If you’re feeling hungry, you can buy freshly netted fish and crabs, and have them cooked up for your dinner at a roadside stall.

Practical Info

The Chinese Fishing Nets line the sands north of Fort Cochin Beach and the town’s historic churches, off River Road.

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Private Tour: Kochi Day Tour of Jewish Synangogue, Jew Town, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and ... 
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Private Tour: Kochi Day Tour of Jewish Synangogue, Jew Town, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and Folklore Museum

Enjoy this private day tour of Kochi with your guide and learn about its culture, heritage and religion, by visiting the St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.00
Discover Kochi Walking Half-Day Tour, Kochi, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Discover Kochi Walking Half-Day Tour

Book this half-day walking tour that gives you a glimpse into Kochi’s rich history and heritage, showcasing the mixed Dutch, Portuguese, British and Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Private Tour: Kochi Half-Day Tour of Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and St. ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Kochi Half-Day Tour of Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church

Enjoy this private half-day tour of Kochi and learn about its culture, heritage and religion, by visiting the St. Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Full-Day Private Custom Kochi Shore Excursion, Kochi, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Private Custom Kochi Shore Excursion

This 8-hour private tour is designed for passengers of cruise liners calling at Kochi harbor. Visit all the popular destinations with an option to customize ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner, Kochi, Ports of Call Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Show including Dinner

Discover the historical city of Kochi. Visit the churches, synagogues and museums in the city. Also a gateway to Kerala, Kochi is situated on the south-west ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour, Kochi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour

Book this Kochi City tours that take you to explore most of the popular attractions in Kochi including Dutch Palace, Jew Street, Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Full Day Private Cochin Shore Excursion, Kochi, Half-day Tours
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Full Day Private Cochin Shore Excursion

The port city of Cochin or Kochi has so much to offer, be it historical sites, beaches, backwaters, snake boats races, museums and so on. On this 8-hour ...  Read more

Location: Kochi, India
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00

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