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“The most amazing atmosphere, and the right smell for a fish market!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kovalam Fish Market

Kovalam Fish Market
Kovalam, India
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Ranked #11 of 14 Attractions in Kovalam
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Queensland
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“The most amazing atmosphere, and the right smell for a fish market!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

Im talking here about the open air fish market at the boat harbour where the boats come in to unload.
Its has such atmosphere you just have to keep your camera going.
The view across the boat harbour looks past the big old catholic church right on the beach, to the 2 distant mosques at the far end, and the large church up on the hill with the fishing boat monument perched on the upper spires.
There is a scramble on the beach of locals as each small skiff comes in to unload on to the sand.
The masses of boats bobbing in the swell makes for quite a sight.
Individual vendors crowd the area with all types of fresh seafood piled up in front of them.You should be able to purchase a reasonably sized prawn for approx $6 [300 INR]per kilo upward.
The old catholic church on the beach is worth a visit, just to see the fishermens graveyard there and you walk over the crypt covers in the sand to enter.
Up the hill is the big church,and its worth the drive or walk up to feel the quiet unhurried village life there.
A walk to the end of the sea walll on the left gives you great views looking back,and watching the boats arriving in.

Visited July 2011
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“Excellent Fish Food Festival”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

Need to try the exotic varieties of Kerala cusine. Its mindblowing !!!

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