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Address: Centre Of Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), India

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Nice park

Its a public park where the locals play sports and enjoy their time. If you have stamina and want to play just join them. I saw people playing soccer, volleyball, cricket.

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Guarulhos, SP
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We could not miss the Parade ground as it was outside Malabar House hotel where we stayed with St Frances Church, of Vasco de Gama fame, at the other end opposite the Chinese fishing nets.

Thank Peter B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Not sure how this is even listed, but it's just a large flat and in parts muddy square section of dirt. Wouldn't bother going out of your way to see it, it was near the place a stayed.

1 Thank Michael_Trip_Review
Guarulhos, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Its a public park where the locals play sports and enjoy their time. If you have stamina and want to play just join them. I saw people playing soccer, volleyball, cricket.

Thank caldas_felipe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

There is nothing much to see here except for the greenery surrounding the play ground. This place indeed has a history of being a parade ground for Forces during the rule of British in India. There's much more surrounding this place which will interest you.!

Thank Navaneeth P
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

Whilst visiting the church of Saint Francis I noticed this huge field being dug up. I asked several of the workers who were having a break, apparently there has always been problems with the parade ground suffering from bad drainage and flooding which caused problems in keeping the grass alive so the government is spending money to rectify this. This... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Instead I found food. The first Biennale had more exhibitions in the Parade Ground. This year I ate my way around the grounds -- which was fun too.

Thank MosteTraveller
Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

This was a parade ground in times gone by but is now used for football and cricket. It's a nice spot to sit in the shelter of the trees and just watch people playing sports. Not an attraction as such these days as it is just the name that remains however it is a nice spot to just sit and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 878 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

I was surprised to find this place on TripAdvisor - I suggest you just pass it by (if you have to) as is more of an eye sore. It is just outside our hotel and in desperate need of a thorough tidying up. Yes some use it for games of football & cricket, but others seem to treat it as... More 

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SF, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Good place to take a break from touring all the historic sites nearby and just watch the children playing Cricket or Futball.

Thank seafare74
Kochi, Kerala, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Full of life here. Open place, kids playing football and cricket. Love to watch them plan. best is calm and quiet

Thank Rakhu a

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