Marine Drive

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An attractive promenade in Kochi that looks out onto the city's backwaters is called Marine. For both tourists and residents, it is one of the well-known must-see locations.

The boardwalk is 140 meters long and connects the Jankar Jetty (to the north) to the Ernakulam Boat Jetty (South). Ultra tiles with black dots and crimson carpeting cover the surface.


• Soak in beautiful vistas:

Locals love to spend their nights on Marine Drive, taking in the scenery and the gentle wind of the Vembanattu Kayal. Wooden benches with cast-ironed, weatherproof seating provide the ultimate comfort. Observing the magnificent Rainbow Bridge at night when it comes to life with bright lights is advised.

• The walkway is a great place to take a stroll at any time of the day:

Due to the breathtaking view of the backwaters and Kochi harbor, it is frequently visited by both locals and tourists. There are several boat jetties along the road, and the International boat jetty complex is also located here. 

• It is a sprawling economic hub for professionals:

Several nearby locations include the Public Ground, Federal Bank Building, Kerala Trade Center (still under development), Skyline Apartments, Pioneer Towers, Abad Bay Pride Mall, Alliance Residency, Hotel Taj Gateway, and DD Samudra Darshan Apartment.

• Boating on Marine Drive:

There are currently two lovely bridges along the promenade where many motorized and country boats are docked for trips into the backwaters. Some cruises arrange for a casual meal to be served as the city lights reflect on the picturesque lake. The late evenings and early mornings are the greatest times for boating along Marine Drive. 

• GCDA shopping center fulfills all the shopping needs: 

The area has a lot of grocery stores and shopping centers, serving as the de facto stopping point for consumers. Visitors who want a stress-free shopping experience might check out the GCDA shopping center. This location also features many restaurants with food options ranging from traditional Kerala cuisine to international cuisine. 

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Address of Marine Drive

MG Road, Kochi (Cochin) India

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