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Besides being an cultural heritage, the Keralaoutlook offer an pioneering holiday idea. The country houseboat in Kerala is referred to as 'Kettuvallam'. Kettuvallam, the stitched boats provide the best way to experience the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length.

The wood commonly used to make Kettuvallam'is 'Anhili', which is found in abundance in central Travancore area. Large planks are tied together using hand made coir ropes and beaten coconut fibres. These eco-friendly houseboats are made from local materials like bamboo poles,coconut fibre, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc.

The boat is constructed without using a single nail and is coated with a special resin obtained from boiling cashew kernels. Each a masterpiece of intricate craftsmanship, the 'kettuvallam' lasts, not for years, but for generations. Surrounded by its all-natural decor, the houseboat provides the ideal observation platform. Not just for underwater life, flora and fauna, but also for the charming rural lifestyle slipping by in slow motion. Lulled by the waves into a state of delightful euphoria, you can return to daily routine, refreshed and rejuvenated.

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