We were awakened by our early morning call at 6 a.m., a little breakfast, and then out into this great big city, and as I thought it was certainly a city of contrasts. We saw towers of steel and glass next to stately stoned edifices. Our tour took us past the monuments built during the British era, including the Victoria Terminus Station, the High Court and Mumbai University and on to the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi, which is now a museum and memorial to ...
Our World Cruise
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Cochin is the largest town in the state of Kerala, which is the most advanced of all India's states. Of particular interest on our tour was the Chinese fishing nets. Although there are no Chinese now their style of fishing is still carried on. These nets are set up on bamboo poles and held by huge mechanisms, which lower them into the sea, when the tide is in they catch sea fish and when the tide is out they catch fresh water fish. Also of particular interest...