Kovalam is quite a developed beach town and travelers will get all those modern facilities over here that they often need in these days. From banks to hospitals – everything is available in this place. While, you are heading towards your holiday destination, it is important to recheck your budget and carry out some cash. Most of the tourists in these days do not carry lump sum for obviously security purposes.
Payment is hotels and restaurants can be done through the debit or credit cards. Most of the renowned and sophisticated hotels and restaurants of Kovalam accept payments through cards. Though, for some local expenses cash is needed and for that most of the tourists depend on ATMs heavily. Kovalam is not a large place, thus it is expected that number of ATMs will be less in this beach town.
ATMs are available only in some specific places. One of the popular places of Kovalam is Kovalam Junction, where 4 ATMs are available. All of them accept all major cards, including Visa, Master and Maestro cards. These ATMs are opened 24 hours a day and always protected with armed security guards.
Within a short distance from Hawa Beach to Kovalam, another ATM is available, which is also 24 hours open and accept all major cards. Just swipe of your card in any of the following ATMs here and get the required cash.
Even though, the daily cash withdrawal limits through ATMs keep on varying with new policies and security concerns, you will always be able to get enough cash.
Also, at the shoreline of Lighthouse beach, tourist will get a lot of money exchangers. They would not charge a dime in exchange of any foreign currency. Thus, those who are coming outside from India can exchange your currencies from these money exchangers. Money exchange can also be done through the banks, without any commission amount.
There are also many other ATMs in and around Kovalam where you can reach easily. Besides this, numerous proposals are there for arrival of new ATM centers here.