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Harimaya Bridge, Kochi

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Known as a source of inspiration for artists and lovers alike, Harimaya Bridge features in numerous hit songs and movies. This 20 m (65 ft) red arched bridge stands side by side with the surrounding department stores in the heart of the city. Torn down and rebuilt many times throughout history, the tiny bridge is the setting of an old local folk song, in which a Buddhist priest buys a hairpin for his sweetheart. Look for the monument to this song at the foot of the bridge, which draws scores of tourists. Make Harimaya Bridge a part of your Kochi vacation plans using our Kochi itinerary planner.
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  • I thought it was a fun little sight, and it is easy to access. It is located on the arcade, so you don't need to make effort to find. Probably you need only a few minutes here, but photo is nice oppor...  more »
  • To appreciate this bridge one must read up a bit on the love story that supposedly took place in this spot. It is a classic wooden Japanese bridge that is worth including in your photos of Kochi. One ...  more »
  • The bridge dates from 1603 but has been replaced a number of times. It is the site of a tragic love story of a Buddhist Priest breaking his vows of chastity and being banished - he was seen buying a h...  more »