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Chinese Fishing Nets in Cochin

Summer: 30 °C to 35 °C 
Winter: 25 °C to 30 °C 
Monsoon: May to September

Best time to visit:  August to February

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Chinese Fishing Nets is one of the most photographed sites in Kochi because of the breathtaking view. The suspended nets in the mid-air drooping towards the water like hammocks add beauty to this place. These fishing nets were established between 1350 and 1450 AD by a Chinese explorer Zheng He.

The most astonishing feature of these nets is that they work on the principle of balance by the bamboo poles. Each of these fishing net is operated carefully by at least four fishermen maintaining their weight on the main plank. This rhythm of balancing a net is spellbinding for the viewers.

Fishing is generally done in the morning hours or in the early evening. Sometimes, lights are attached to the bamboo poles and are suspended over the net to attract more fish. This place is especially great for all photo enthusiasts.

Road: Chinese Fishing Nets can be reached conveniently by road. One can easily hire a cab, auto rickshaw or public bus to reach this area. Several government interstate bus services and private buses ply from different states of Kerala like Kochi (about 7 km.) and Ernakulum (about 14 km.).

Railway: Ernakulum Railway Station (about 18 km.), Aluva Railway Station (about 35 km.), and Angamally Railway Station (about 45 km.) are the nearest rail head to reach Chinese Fishing Nets comfortably.

Airway: Nearest airport to reach Chinese Fishing Nets is Cochin International Airport (about 45 km.). Regular flights from major cities are available to reach this place. Buses and private cabs can be hired for reaching the Chinese Fishing Nets area from the airport.