Alumkadavu /Kollam /Kerala
Yup, those honeymoon houseboats once used to ferry rice and goods across the length of Kerala through its connected canals and grand backwaters.
Road and rail took over, but the Malayali always finds a way. The Kettuvalam goods carriers transformed into magical islands of luxury in these idylic backwaters.
But have you ever thought about or seen how much craft goes into building a houseboat, using natural and ancient science, traditional beliefs and a blend of mordern day luxury
Visit Alumkadavu, the heart of traditional boat building in Kerala. Mark it on your next trip, if Houseboats are magical, Alumkadavu crafts men are Gods,
Getting thereNearest railway station: Karunagappally rail stationNearest airport: TVM/COK
Lattitude:9.05866, Longitude: 76.506894