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As any tourist would aver, sailing on a houseboat along the backwaters is the pièce de resistance item on any excursion to Kerala. The houseboats are innovative versions of its ancestor, the ‘kettuvallom’. The kettuvalloms have been popularly used as a means of transport. Their construction are thoroughly indigenous and eco friendly to the hilt. Wooden planks are tied with ropes made of coconut husk. The houseboats are a technical marvel. Their design incorporates the best of the old and the new. Even while retaining the strong flavour of traditionalism, they are nothing less than the standards of a star residential hotel when it comes to safety, comforts and conveniences. Meticulously furnished and elegantly floored, these houseboats provide you the choice of single, double or triple bedrooms. The houseboats come attached with a neat, flushing WC and kitchenette. Some houseboats offer the luxury of a private balcony and sun decks with comfortable chairs.
Anyone wishing to experience the serenity of Kerala should make a visit to the village a must do leg of their journey. The pace of life in Kerala village is unhurried and the people friendly. For villages that lie on the banks of the water bodies, a major part of their lives revolves on these. Canoes transporting men and material are a common sight. As men leave to work in paddy fields or in coir making, women get busy with household chores. Women and girls can be seen laundering clothes and washing utensils in small, open enclosures in front of every house. The ubiquitous coconut tree enjoys a significant place in Kerala way of life. It supports the lives of many. Not a single part of this tree goes waste in Kerala. The nuts as well as the oil extracted from these nuts are widely used in popular Kerala cuisine. Coconut husks are beaten into fibre for making ropes and other eco-friendly and biodegradable products. Coir industry enjoys the distinction of being the largest cottage industry in Kerala.