Alumkadavu is situated in the town
of Karunagapally which is 23 km from Kollam. Alumkadavu is half way on
the route to Alleppey from Kollam. This village is the place where the
traditional houseboats of Kerala were constructed. As you glide through
the calm and serene backwaters you see a Kerala which has been preserved
through the ages yet having progressed with the times.
These backwaters completely hidden
from the road, and it is not surprising that this is called God's Own
Karunagapally is the Hub of the
Kettuvallam building industry and has hundreds of artisans who can be
seen busy at work putting together a traditional houseboat like it has
been done for hundreds of years. These boats, incidentally, do not have
any nails or screws joining the planks together but with careful
maintenance last for many, many years. Wooden planks from the jackfruit
tree are tied securely with the locally-made and easily available coir
rope which is coated with a caustic black resin made from boiled cashew
At Alumkadavu, you might get a
chance to see a floating conference hall, perhaps the only one of its
kind in the world. Designed for 35 persons, it has a dais and a
sophisticated public address system.
Alumkadavu houseboat package Kerala
Boarding Point :
Point of Disembarking :
Important Sightseeings :
Kumarakom Lake, Bird Sanctuary, Venice
of the East (Alleppey), Punnamada Lake, Chavara Bhavan, Champakkulam
Church, Ambalappuzha Temple, 11th Century Granite idol of Buddha, Coir
making units, Alumkadavu Lake.
Going on a two nights cruise from Alleppey to Alumkadavu is an
enthralling experience and yet one which relaxes you to the very soul.
Thatís the beauty of the backwaters of Kerala.
The famous Chinese Fishing nets can
be seen at Kayamkulam Pozhy as you sail along the Alumkadavu Lake. Enjoy
a quiet time trying your hand in Angling, rods are provided on request.
As you reach your destination you will feel more peaceful and relaxed
than ever before.
Travel Tips : You can try your hand at angling, with the fishing
rods provided on request