To visit and experience Kovalam hassle-free, view kovalam tour package
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Travel within city
Kovalam has a lot of options when it comes to local travel within the town. Tourists can opt for tourist taxis and rented bikes in order to travel around the region of Kovalam. Buses are also available, but these are few in number and generally crowded.
You can opt for buses in Kovalam in order to reach all the major destinations and must see places. Buses are a relatively cheap mode of travel, and bus fares will vary around Rs 5 to 20 for local travel, depending on the distance involved. The buses available in the region are normal semi deluxe buses.
Tourist taxis are very popular modes of travel too, and travelling in tourist taxis can be very useful for you in case you are travelling in groups. You can easily opt for a ride in tourist taxis, as these taxis are available everywhere from airports to railway stations. Tourist taxi fares are predetermined, thus you will not have to bargain for better fares. Taxis are a safe mode of travel, and it is best to opt for a taxi during night travel.
You can also rent a two-wheeler or motorcycle from one of the rental agencies present in the region, and opting for an Enfield 350 CC can actually enhance your biking experience. Rental charges range from around Rs 200 to 400 for a day, depending on the vehicle that you select.
Eating in Kovalam is confined to the open-air restaurants lined on the beach. Tourists can enjoy the option of picking fresh sea food and decide the way they want it to be cooked. Restaurants remain open from 7:30 am till midnight and the menus as well as prices are indistinguishable, thus tourists can choose the place which appeals to them the most.
For vegetarian food, tourists can go to Suprabhatham
, known for its authentic Keralan cuisine and secluded, intimate ambiance. Garzia Seafood Center
are known for their funky decor and yummy sea food delights.
For multi-cuisine options, tourists can go Spice Village
and Cafe Spice Garden
serving great options of Chinese, Continental and Local Kerala cuisine along with wide range of cocktails and beverages. For quick snacks and quinches, tourists should head to the German Bakery
The beach area of Kovalam is a treasure trove for shopping. Small shacks on the beach are ideal for picking pretty trinkets and small handicrafts. The Tibetan Curio Shops, Kashmiri & Rajasthani emporiums are the best places to buy handicrafts and fashionable clothes.
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