The Kettuvallom (Houseboats in Kerala) was a large floating formation with high load carrying capacity in a element of Kerala's culture and heritage. Kettuvallom transports goods from the isolated and interior villages of Kerala Backwater areas to the merchant towns like Alleppey, Kollam, Cochin and Kottayam Areas. The main mode of water transport was Kettuvalloms. And still in Kerala people depends plenty models of valloms (boats) for transportation farming and tourism.
The Kettuvallams / Houseboats played a great role in the economic growth of Kerala. Half century ago there were more than 5000 kettuvallom / Houseboats in Kerala. By the development of motor transport the role of the Kettuvalloms / boats sidelined almost. As the part of the tourism these kettuvalloms / houseboats become major attraction of tourists. Not only foreigners most of the inbound tourists also ......::: READ MORE ::::