The marine drive in Kochi is a promenade overlooking the Kochi backwaters and is a popular hangout area for the locals and tourist, especially in the evenings. The long tree lined pathway not only offers spectacular views of Kochi harbor and the backwaters dotted with a variety of boats, but it is a hub of activities, with numerous shopping malls, restaurants and cafes lining the streets. Loads of people can be seen strolling through this stretch in the mornings and evenings, stopping to watch the stunning sunset. With plenty of cafes, fast food outlets and restaurants in the area, tourists and locals have some great dining options, while here. The Marine Drive also has several boat jetties dotting its walkway along with the two bridges known as Rainbow Bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge.
Half an hour to one hour
Adults, senior visitors, families, young adults, children
The spectacular views
Although Muslim visitors may not find prayer facilities on the Marine Drive they will find several mosques in the city of Kochi. Tourists visiting the popular promenade could ask the locals to direct them to a nearby mosque when needed. They could also make inquiries at their hotel regarding prayer facilities available near the Marine Drive.
As mentioned above, the Marine Drive has numerous cafes and restaurants lining its walkway, however not all of them will have Halal food. Muslim tourists could dine on some of the fresh seafood dishes served in these restaurants or they could ask the local Muslims for the location of the best Halal restaurants available in the city. Since the city is known to have a number of good Halal food outlets, locating one will not be difficult.