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In the backwaters there is two main Houseboat building yards at Alumkadavu and Alleppey.. Another small boat yards are also seen through out the backwaters.

kerala has professional boat makers who are traditionally into boat building and so their traditional wisdom makes them the finest boat builders in the world. Tying together huge planks of wood makes these traditional Kettuvallams, Wood cutting, tying with coir, Oiling with fish oil, are different stages of the work.

Alumkadavu This quiet little backwater village in Karunagapally town is famed for its boat building yard. It is here that the gigantic kettuvallams (cargo boats of rural Kerala ) were built. Nowadays in Alleppey nearly Hundreds of new House boat building every year.

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