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Address: Kovalam, India

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Worth a walk from Kovalam

The fish market is not at Kovalam , it is a little further south at Vizhinjam. If you run out of things to do then the walk to Vizhinjam is about 45 minutes, with 2 interesting... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The fish market is not at Kovalam , it is a little further south at Vizhinjam. If you run out of things to do then the walk to Vizhinjam is about 45 minutes, with 2 interesting mosques enroute ( there is no entry to the mosques) There are plenty of tuktuks at Vizhinjam if the walk back is too much.... More 

Thank roslinlea
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not a very important place to cover up but you would like to see a crazy fish market esp in the evening when restaurant owners are buying crazy looking fishes. I saw some crazy fishes - a shark with bird like fin , i don't see these variates everyday not much to do as a tourist though as you can'y... More 

Thank dadaroy
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

yh.. Itz unbelievable tu get those fishes for such low price but .. they were fresh nd really yummy......

Thank Bavish
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Visiting the fish market is a must for anyone visiting Kovalam. There is an energy that is unique only to India. You can walk amongst the locals as they go about their daily routine. You can pick up fresh fish at local prices, as long as you know how to haggle. For westerners you will be approached by people asking... More 

Thank Zai M
Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful experience watching the boats we had seen dancing on the sea for the past few nights and then seeing the actual fishermen as people, dragging their boats onto the sand and then their wives filling their baskets with fishes of all types imaginable: squid, King fish, prawns, lobster, mackerel, vast yellow fin tuna which all then are laid... More 

Thank Foley2013
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very good sleep, Excellent room service, Wi-Fi, hot water and car parking. An exclusive business com leisure hotel, an unspoiled combination of luxury and natural tranquility is delivered.

Thank Alazyab T
Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

we went there to see fish market and felt worth visiting this place ...had made good friends with fisherman and they showed what they catch .... we went to small restaurant and we were surprised with the variety of sea food available ....nice very spicy Kerala food at very reasonable priced .

Thank pavanadapala
Amritsar, India
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

We remember having read in our school days about Kovalam beach as the best beach of India. Now Varkala beach has, perhaps got the number one position in Kerala, but Kovalam remains all time favourite, with safe sea and wide area. Plenty of good restaurants, hotels, and shops nearby. Cleanliness desires fore emphasis though

Thank Jayv1504
København, Danmark
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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

The local fishmarket at the harbour few kilometers away from the tourist beach is crowed with inhabitants: fishermen landing there catch, women selling fish, squid, crabs and it is fast transported and taken away in baskets, trays with and without ice In the hot afternoon to be cooked soon.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

This place is also called as the Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour where hundreds of fishing boats arrive in dawn with loads of fish. From the boats the fishermen place the fishes on the sand and starts the bid with an amount according to the day's catch and people bid for the fishes.If you are self cooking then you can enjoy a... More 

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