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Marine Drive Walkway

Until 1980, the Shanmugam Road was considered as Marine Drive. The road is next to Kochi Lake. 

The Marine Drive was a project of the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA). The primary plan of the GCDA was to link the western border of the land by a road. Later it was cancelled because of the Coastal Protection Laws in India. The present Marine Drive area includes part of Kochi Lake, the west side of the Shanmugam Road and the walkway.

The walkway of Marine Drive begins from the High Court Junction and continues up to Rajendra Maidan. 

Here you will find boat jetties too. You can enjoy the sunset from Marine Drive.  

There is no entry fee.

Bridges

The main attraction of the Marine Drive Walkway is the three spectacular bridges. The Rainbow Bridge, the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge and the House Boat Bridge.  When you are on or around the Rainbow Bridge, you will understand that the name of the bridge is well justified. The bridge during the nighttime is illuminated with bright lights that resemble the colours of the rainbow. The visuals of bright lights at the night are mind-blowing. There are several seating arrangements near the bridge. 

The Rainbow Bridge is situated near the GCDA shopping complex. The bridge is over Market Canal. On the other hand, the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge is over the Mullassery canal. Finally, the House Boat Bridge is close to Goshree Bridge.

Restaurants and Food Courts

There are restaurants and food courts nearby. Along the walkway, you will find Coffee Bar, Marrybrown, and DiMark. You can try local Mocktails at kulukki sarbath outlet.

Shopping 

Shopping at Marine Drive can stimulate the shopper inside you. You can go to the GCDA shopping complex and other malls to get your desired items. 

Park 

India Priyadarshini Children's Park and Subashchandra Bose Park are also nearby.

Other Places of Interest

Boat services from Marine Drive can take you to Cochin Shipyard, Bolgatty Palace, Oil Tanker Berth,  Mattanchery Jewish synagogue, Vallarpadom Terminal, Jew Street, etc.

Marine Drive Kochi Timings

Marine Drive is open all day and night. It is well connected via road and water. People usually avail of boat services to save time. A boat jetty is located at the entrance of the Marine Drive Walkway.  Moreover, the boat jetty provides ferry services that can take you to nearby islands.

Kochi Marine Drive Boating Price

If you are planning a boat trip you can avail yourself fibreglass boats. You can book them for group and conference trips, which may include sunset scenes. The sunset cruise is named Mermaid. The fares of boats are of two categories, namely larger boats at Rs. 1200/hour for 8 persons and smaller boats at Rs 450/hour. 

These boats run between 9 am and 6 pm. You can board Luxury class tourist boats from 10 am to 1 pm and again from 2.30 pm to 6 pm. The fare is Rs 75/person.  Cruise vessel The Sun operate operates trips from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Its tickets are Rs 250 per adult and Rs 150 per child. Evening snacks and tea are also served. 

Marine Drive is a favourite spot for those who want a boat ride. Moreover, the cool breeze of Marine Drive is refreshing. Spending time in such a spot is always a pleasure to experience.

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