The place is well known for the construction of houseboats in India It is a rare experience to watch expert craftsmen in the trade of houseboat building modifying the country boats into houseboats with added luxury and superior comfort for stay These country boats are popularly known by the name Kettuvallam in Malayalam They were once a common sight wong the rivers and canal of Kerala, laden with large quantities of goods being transported to remote backwater areas.

Eco-Friendly materials like wood, bamboo poles, and coconut fiber have widely used the construction of houseboats Most of the modem houseboats are embodiments of super-luxury including room air conditioners, king-size beds spick-and-span ambiance and upper decks for sunset watching Each houseboat is built to specific measurements and fitted with basic safety measures. The place Alumkadavu is also known tor for manufacturing along Kollam famous for its coir products.

ALUMKADAVU - Places to Visit in Kerala