THE KETTUVALLAM[KETTU=COVERED;AND VALLAM =BOAT]OF KERALA BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF TOURISTS IN 1960'S AND BEFORE ;LATER ALL THESE KETTUVALLAMS WERE CONVERTED TO TOURIST BOATS AS SEEN BELOW. WHILE THE ORIGINAL COVERED BOATS WERE USED FOR CARRYING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AFTER THE ARRIVAL OF TOURISTS IN 1960 ALL BECAME TOURIST BOATS

old model -before conversion to house boat


AFTER CONVERTING INTO MODERN HOUSE BOAT