Kuttanad: A UNESCO World Heritage Site Since 1972

The heart of Kerala's backwaters, Kuttanad is a captivating region that is finally stepping out from the shadows of its more famous neighbor, Alleppey. While Alleppey may be known as the "Venice of the East," it's Kuttanad that truly deserves recognition as the birthplace of the iconic houseboat.This…

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Kerala Houseboats: Evolution and Design

Traditional Craft of Kettuvallom The story of Kerala houseboats begins with the traditional Kettuvallom. These were initially crafted to transport rice harvested from the fertile fields along the backwaters. Built by tying jackwood planks with coir (coconut fiber) and then coating them with a resin made from boiled…

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