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kerala House boats , houseboats in Alappuzha (Alleppey ) district kerala

kerala House boats or kettuvallams as they are traditionally called are boats made by joining together planks of wood with coir ropes.They were widely using for transportation of goods. Not a single nail is used in the making of these boats. Thy can also be called boat houses.

The wood used for making house boats comes from the Anjili tree (Botanical Name: Artocarpus hirsuta) also called Wild Jack.

Planks of wood tied together using coir ropes

House boat making in progress Photograph by . Cherian M T

House boat ride in the canals of Alappuzha district Kerala

House boat ride in the canals of alappuzha (another view)

Photographs: Cherian M T


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