Marine Drive, Kochi (Cochin)
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Marine Drive

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About Marine Drive (Street)

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Marine Drive is a 1.75 km long beautiful promenade, which has been built facing the backwaters of Kochi. One of the most popular hangout areas for the locals as well as tourists in the city, Marine Drive is a walkway. Featuring numerous shopping malls and fast food joints, this place is an important hub of economic activities in Kochi. Tourists visit this place during evenings, to catch a glimpse of rising sun over the sea mouth.

The Marine Drive walkway begins from the High Court Junction and stretches until the Rajendra Maidan. Towards the northern part of this walkway is a Public Ground, which is the venue for hosting major exhibitions. This park is also the important political meetings point in the city. The important landmark of Marine Drive is the Marine Walkway, which stretches from Subhash Chandra Bose Park in the south, to KSINC Boat Jetty in the north. The Rainbow Bridge, the China Net Bridge and GCDA Shopping Complex are other major highlights of this walkway.
 

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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3 Video Reviews for Marine Drive

Arif Husain

  • Tourist
  • Arif Husain
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  • Posted Feb 23, 2017
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 385

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 4028 photos
  • 662 Reviews
  •  12012 helpful votes
  •  219510 readers
  • Posted May 31, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 536

Priyanka Kochhar

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  • Priyanka Kochhar
  • Lives in Amritsar
  • 61 photos
  •  52 helpful votes
  • Posted Jul 16, 2016
Overall Rating
5/7
  • 272

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Basanth

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  • Basanth
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 3 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2196 readers

"Not So Attractive"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Mar 26, 2017
Surrounded by bad & black water small, and black water, you can skip the place to visit rather I would suggest to go to Fort Kochi Beach. Boats are available for boating but you can't tolerate the bad small.
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Anand kulkarni

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  • Anand kulkarni
  • 2 Reviews
  •  98 readers

"Marine drive"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 9, 2017
Good place to stroll for an hour. Lot of beggerd trouble you. Good hotels on the sides offering all kinds of food. You can enjoy crazing from here. If lucky you can spot Dolphins around when on cruze.
Taj Gateway is just round corner offering excellent food and accommodation.
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Ashish Shukla

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  • Ashish Shukla
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 280 photos
  • 67 Reviews
  •  114 helpful votes
  •  37543 readers

"Hot and Humid"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 29, 2016
I went for a morning walk to this place, but on the contrary, this place turned out to be an average place for the tourist. Even at 6. 30 am in the morning, it was hot and humid.
There wasn't any beach in Marine drive, rather there was a jogging track along the sea side.
Don't miss the south Indian snacks and tea near this place. Bonda is famous sweet here ..
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Ankit Vyas

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  • Ankit Vyas
  • Lives in Pune
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  7768 readers

"Nice place."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2016
Marine drive is located in the heart of ernakulam mg road, its very beautiful place to tourist, its look like very natural made, its very cool and clean place, we are really enjoy the boatting, its really to amazing place to tourist people.
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Shubham Kumar

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  • Shubham Kumar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 6 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  929 readers

"Marine drive, Kochi"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Sep 27, 2016
Just a simple place to hangout in the evening because the looks of too many ships looks awesome with there lights on. You can just sit and relax here because the air at evening is cool.
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Vijay Potluri

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  • Vijay Potluri
  • Lives in Vijayawada
  • 262 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  64 helpful votes
  •  36956 readers

"Nice place to spend time"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 17, 2016
Marine Drive is nice place to spend time, from here boating in backwaters will give nice experience. We can see Cochin from waters, view is nice. Shipyard and cargo ships parking, downloading and uploading process also can be enjoyed.
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Joby Thomas

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  • Joby Thomas
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 1 photo
  • 63 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  51382 readers

"A good place in Kochi for a stroll"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jun 23, 2016
Marine drive at Kochi is a must visit place if you are a tourist. It is famous locally as well. The view from marinedrive is nice. You have shades of trees even if you visit during daytime. There are small shops for snacks.
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Raj Varma

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  • Raj Varma
  • Lives in Mapusa
  • 64 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  203 helpful votes
  •  230515 readers

"Walk by the seaside"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 10, 2016
Evening in Jochi can be best utilized by taking a leisure walk on the marine drive. The sea on one side and city on the other. The sunset looks awesome from here. Also the small food stalls provide everything from tea to dinner. So just loose yourself and enjoy.
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Shijo Thomas

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  • Shijo Thomas
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 137 photos
  • 40 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  27270 readers

"An evening at Kochi"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2016
If you are in Kochi and want to spend an evening outside, Marine Drive is a good place to go. Walking on the well maintained pathway facing the backwaters and taking the boat ride to the shipyard and watching the illuminated Kochi in the night is a very good experience. There are lot of eateries nearby.
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Arun Mohan

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  • Arun Mohan
  • Lives in Salem
  • 1 Review
  •  841 readers

"Such a nice place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2016
I went to Marine Drive last week. It was such a nice place to visit. There we can enjoy by boating. We can also go for an island. The island consists of many ancient things.
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