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Kerala plans floating village to house tourists

August 27, 2008

If Dubai is building artificial islands in the sea, our men from the 'God's own country' are all set to build a floating village!

The proposed water-wonder, according to the Kerala government, will be a cluster of 100 houseboats offering over 600 rooms equipped with all modern amenities.

The houseboats, called 'Kettuvalloms' in Malayalam, are boats made by tying together pieces of wood and are a great hit among tourists who wish to explore Kerala's backwaters. The houseboat village will come up off the coast of Kochi by December this year.

Text: Rakesh Prakash, Business Standard

Image: An aerial view of the artificial island shaped like a palm tree off the coast of Dubai. Even as Dubai readies artificial islands in the sea, men from the 'God's own country' are all set to build a floating village! | Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images

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