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Address: Kovalam, India

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
Zai M
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Amritsar, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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København, Danmark
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

What we saw was not really a fish market but a landing place of the small fishing boats where some fish was for sale on the ground in the hot sun. The whole area is filthy and the only sure thing seems to be that the fish just came in and is fresh but still we had difficulties to order... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Been to this fish market a number of times and always enjoyed the time there , it's real india life ,women selling there fish ,fishermen washing in the river

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Kovalam, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Vizhinjam Fish Market is the only one fish market in the Kovalam region that is in Vizhinjam Village. Here you can see fishes of all size, colours & varieties. Enjoy fishermen's victorious arrival from see with their day's catch and selling through auction. If you are staying in a place where you can cook self, then this is the right... More 

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