Marine drive is a picturesque promenade in Kochi, kerala, india. It is built facing the backwaters and is a popular hangout for the local populace. Ironic to its name, no vehicles are allowed on the walkway. Marine Drive is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi. With several shopping malls around, is an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi. Major fast food joints, are present along the walkway. The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad lake has made Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi.Hundreds of people (both natives, and tourists) throng the walkway during the evenings. The walkway starts from the High court Junction and continues until the Rajendra Maidan. There are also several boat jetties along the walkway.
The walkway has two contemporarily constructed bridges, the Rainbow bridge and theChinese Fishing Net Bridge.
Things to do;
Jogging in the morning
Brisk walk in the morning
Bird watching in the morning
Just sit on one of those benches and relax
Do some shopping in the adjacent shopping malls
Have lunch at the taj gateway hotel
Go for boating
Deep sea cruise available from the high court boat jetty at 5 pm
E njoy the beautiful sunsets
Take a boat to the bolgatty palace
Here are some photographs captured at marine drive kochi.
A glorious sunset
Fighting for supremacy
Just waking up...
Taking a break from flying
Another glorious sunset