Vasco Da Gama Square


Vasco da Gama Square

Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, the last port of Vasco Da Gama, where you will find synagogues, mosques, churches and temples side by side, is a place with a fascinating history. The huge cantilevered fishing net, the Chinese fishing nets, seen here is a legacy of its spellbinding past. The nets, set up on teak and bamboo poles, were brought by one of the first visitors to the Malabar Coast, the traders from the court of Kublai Khan.

An ideal place to watch fishermen use these nets is the Vasco da Gama square, a narrow promenade along the beach. The square, which has numerous stalls serving fresh delicious seafood, tender coconut and so on, is also perfect for a nice, relaxed evening.

Getting there:

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam railway station, about 15 km away 
Nearest airport: Cochin International Ariport, about 35 km away

Best Season: 
To visit Kochi - August to March

Transport Terminals: 
Location: Fort Kochi, 10 km from Ernakulam

Fort Kochi is accessible by bus or ferry. The bus ride from Ernakulam town, which is nearly 13 km away, takes about an hour and the ferry ride from Main boat jetty at Ernakulam about 20 minutes. 

How to Reach: 
Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam Railway Station, about 15 km away 
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 35 km away

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