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Popularly also known as the ‘Green Lungs of Kochi’, Subhash Bose Park is a popular tourist destination situated in Kochi and also a spot the locals visit a lot. Take a stroll, enjoy the greenery, take in the fresh air, and just relax! Plan a picnic with your loved ones and enjoy the scenic beauty of Subhash Park. The Kochi Harbour and Vembanad Lake add to the charm of this gorgeous garden. There are swings and slides, and ample space for the kids to run around. Along with a picnic or a stroll in Subhash Bose Park, add these beautiful destinations to your itinerary. They are located very close to the park and will make your day a lot more exciting!

Places To Visit Near Subhash Bose Park

Let’s dive straight in and look at some of the beautiful locations you must add to your itinerary if you plan to visit Subhash Bose Park!

1. Santa Cruz Basilica

The amazing architecture of the Santa Cruz Basilica near Subhash Bose Park

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One of the famous basilicas, the Santa Cruz Basilica, is located in Kochi and came into existence in the late 16th century by the Portuguese. History lovers must visit this gorgeous church, and explore the magnificent architecture and gorgeous paintings in the church. It is well known for its beautiful Gothic architecture – the stunningly painted glass windows, which will give you an idea of the various scenes of the Bible.

Timings: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: X67V+X48, Bastian St, Fort Nagar, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001
Distance From Subhash Bose Park: 13 km

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2. Marine Drive

The gorgeous view from the Marine Drive in Kochi

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Just imagine you are seeing the most gorgeous sunset or sunrise from Marine Drive, and in the background, you can hear the sound of the calming waves and the wind gushing all around under the big blue sky; it sounds just perfect, doesn’t it? One of the most popular tourist destinations in Kochi, Marine Drive is the perfect getaway from the daily chaos of life for many people! It spreads over 140 m, with a good sitting area throughout. There are eateries all around, and if you want to ride in the backwaters, you could do that in a boat as well. A comfort place for many, Marine Drive in Kochi is the city’s heart.

Timings: 24/7
Location: X7JF+4WM, Marine Drive, Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala 682031
Distance From Subhash Bose Park: Approximately 1 km

3. Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary

The Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary surrounded by lush green forests

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The Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is a peaceful haven that is a delight for all the birdwatchers. It is surrounded by the Arabian Sea, which adds to the scenic beauty of the sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to a wide variety of bird species, which are at least 32 in number. The dense green forests with a wide array of trees add to this perfect retreat away from the skyscrapers! Some other species the sanctuary is home to are – beautiful butterflies, bats, Indian-flying foxes, Eurasian otters, and so many more. Don’t forget to take your pair of binoculars with you to traverse the panoramic woodlands and admire the alluring views around this stunning sanctuary, home to a rich biodiversity!

Timings: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: High Ct Rd, Marine Drive, Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala 682031
Distance From Subhash Bose Park: Approximately 1.5 km

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4. Ernakulathappan Temple

The Ernakulathappan Temple from the outside near Subhash Bose Park

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A temple that is of great importance to the devotees of Shiva, is the Ernakulam Shiva Temple. It was built in reverence for Lord Shiva and is located in Kochi. The temple is spread over an area of over 5000 square meters. The temple is built in the style that most architecture in Kerala is built, which will give you insights about Kerala’s history and cultural heritage. The intricate details of the structures, the walls, and even the roof add to the charm of Lord Shiva’s energy already present in the temple.

Timings: 3:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: X79J+CV5, Durbar Hall Rd, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala 682011
Distance From Subhash Bose Park: 500 meters

Restaurants Near Subhash Bose Park

There are myriads of restaurants where you can have a delightful dining experience. These places are listed below:

1. Uruli

Uruli is one of the best eateries

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Find authentic Kerala cuisine, along with a variety of other cuisines such as North Indian and Chinese, and some really tempting street food dishes! Some of the popular and absolutely delicious dishes that you must try at this restaurant are Beef Ularthiyathu, Schezwan Rice, scrumptious biryani, and a hot, brimming cup of coffee. Enjoy a fine dining experience with a good ambience!

Timings: 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Location: Time Square Business Hotel, Club Road, Near Collector Camp Office, MG Road, Kochi
Distance From Subhash Bose Park: 1.5 km

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2. Bubble Cafe

Bubble Cafe is another restaurant near Subhash Bose Park

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The Bubble Cafe is located near a cosy haven for many—Marine Drive. It offers a dining experience where you will enjoy not only the food you order but also the ambience. Some of the must-haves that will make your mouth water are Appam, Tom Yum Soup, Marinara Pasta, Lotus Stem Honey Chilly, and, of course, some regional specials such as Koonu Pattani Masala and Ulli Chammanthi Idli.

Timings: 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 am, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Location: The Gateway Hotel, Marine Drive, Kochi
Distance From Subhash Bose Park: Approximately 1 km

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Kochi is a beautiful vacation spot with a range of very pretty spots! These gorgeous places should motivate you to plan a trip to Kochi and should definitely be on your bucket list this year. Book your flight tickets and a stay in Kochi as soon as you get some days off work. It is the perfect getaway from the chaos of the city. Who doesn’t need a break every once in a while? You should grab the chance as soon as possible. Happy Holidays!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Subhash Bose Park

Do I have to pay any fee to spend a day at Subhash Bose Park?

No, tourists, there is no entry fee that the tourists have to pay to go to Subhash Bose Park.

What are some hotels where I can book a stay at, while on my vacation in Kochi?

The Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort, the Le Meridien Kochi, the cozy Kochi Riverside Homestay, and Holiday Inn Cochin are some beautiful hotels to book a stay at.

What are some other parks other than the Subhash Bose Park that I can visit?

Although Subhash Bose Park is the most popular park in Kochi, some other parks are the stunning Jawahar Park, the beautiful Pokkali Park, and Panampilly Nagar Central Park.

How long should my trip be so that I may roam around the popular destinations in Kochi?

A trip to Kochi for 4-5 days to cover the most popular destinations in Kochi is more than enough.

What are some good spots that I can visit and which are also located near Subhash Bose Park?

Vasco Da Gama Square, Kochi Water Metro, Fort Kochi, and Rainbow Hanging Bridge

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