I’m not used to bargaining – will there be fixed prices?

Supermarkets and big stores have fixed prices – most will be marked with a ‘maximum retail price’. But you may need to bargain in the Kovalam gift shops – or at least ask for their best price. If it’s an expensive item such as jewellery, a good guide is to think what the item would cost you at home and what it is worth to you – and stick to your price.