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     Marine Drive


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          The most Beautiful walkway in the city. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular hangout for the local populace. 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 throng the walkway during the evenings. The backdrop of the backwaters, with ships anchored at the harbour, is one of the main reasons for its allure. The beauty of the place has been enhanced by two contemporary constructions – the Rainbow Bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. Childrens’ Park and Subhash Chandra Bose Park are also situated near Marine Drive.


          The plan of GCDA was to eventually construct a road on the western border of this land, which would thus become a literal marine drive. But due to the enforcement of the Coastal Protection Laws in India in the 1990s, construction of a road became impossible. That's what led the GCDA toward settling down with a marine walkway instead of an actual marine drive. But the name Marine Drive, since the initiation of the project in the 1980s, identifies the whole region and not just the walkway.


 




     Location


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 Nearest Airport:

 Cochin International Airport

 Road :

 From Airport to spot(30.6 km, 48 mins)


   Directions :


1. Head north on Airport Rd/Domestic Terminal Rd
           450 m

2. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit
           180 m

3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Airport Rd Pass by State Bank of India (on the right in 300 m)
           4.6 km

4. Turn left at Athaani Airport Jct onto Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by BP Petrol Pump (on the left in 15.5 km)
           16.9 km

5. Turn left at Edapally Station Kavala to stay on Salem-Kanyakumari Hwy Pass by Church of God in South India (on the left in 2.1 km)
           2.3 km

6. Turn right at Pipeline Jct onto Ernakulam - Thekkady Rd Pass by State Bank of India (on the right)
           800 m

7. At Palarivattom Jct, take the 2nd exit onto M K K Nair Rd Pass by Janamythri Police Station (on the right)
           300 m

8. Continue onto Banerji Rd Pass by HP Petrol Pump (on the right in 2.5 km)
           4.0 km

9. At Traffic Signal, continue onto Shanmugham Rd Pass by canara bank (on the left in 550 m)
           600 m

10. Make a U-turn at Beauty Arts Destination will be on the left
           25 m

11.Spot





     Location




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 Nearest Railway station:

 Ernakulam South Railway Station

 Road :

 From Ernakulam South Railway Station to spot(3.6 km, 12 mins)


   Directions :



1. Head south on S Railway Station Rd
           150 m

2. Turn left to stay on S Railway Station Rd Pass by Tourist Land Tour & Travel (on the left)
           130 m

3. Take the 2nd right onto Carrier Station Rd Pass by Southend Residency (on the left)
           250 m

4. Take the 1st left onto Karakkat Rd
           160 m

5. Take the 1st left onto Chittoor Rd Pass by Lakshmi Vilas Bank (on the left)
           200 m

6. Take the 1st right onto Swami Chinmayananda Rd Pass by Santhigiri Inn (on the right)
           190 m

7. At Jos Jct, continue onto Durbar Hall Rd Pass by KSFE (on the right)
           550 m

8. At BTH Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Park Ave Pass by the park (on the left)
           900 m

9. Turn left onto Shanmugham Rd Pass by Ernakulam District Co-operative Bank Ltd (on the left) Destination will be on the left
           500 m

10.Spot



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