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Alumkadavu, a small village famous for coir-waft and wood-made kettuvallams.Along the vast expanse of the Kayamkulam Lake,Alumkadavu is the picturesque little village 28 Km north of Kollam. Alumkadavu is where the first houseboats in India were built. It is a major centre for the construction of kettuvalloms (traditional rice barges) which are later modified into houseboats for travellers. Tourists who visit Alumkadavuis attracted to the coir ropes and kettuvallam (house boats like bigger boats) making industries that are present here.
Houseboats are one of the major factors that attract tourists to the Kerala backwaters, where the tourists can stay on water peacefully and with high-level comfort. The houseboats in Alumkadavu are made using indigenous and eco-friendly materials such as bamboo poles, coconut fibre and wood.Another attraction for the tourists visitingAlumkadavu is its coir-making units. Tourists can visit one of these units to understand how coir is produced from coconut fibre. Spinning of coconut fibre always be an astonishment factor for the tourists.



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