Alumkadavu greets you with the cherished fragrance of wood and coir. A village famous for the construction of houseboats, itwill surprise you with its laid back and relaxed charm. It is here that the majestic beauties, kettuvallams (traditional rice barges), that adorn our backwaters are made. Alumkadavu is also a coir manufacturing centre, making Kollam famous for its coir products. People flock to this sleepy village to rejuvenate themselves in the backwaters and soak in the view of the beautiful variety of fauna on display.