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Traditional kerala home design

The conventional massive residence of Kerala changed into known as the nalukettu. These houses were constructed according to the scientific principles of the traditional Thachu Sasthra (the technological know-how of architecture).

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The nalukettu was rectangular in shape and become massive enough to deal with the various members of a joint circle of relatives. Teakwood and anjili wooden (wood of jackfruit tree) had been used for the construction of the doorways, home windows and for the wood granaries. Wood turned into used for making the gables and the roof – thatched with coconut palm leaves or tiled, and supported through wooden columns and rafters. Large verandahs supported through large wood pillars, a padippura (front to the residence through a separate gate-house) and farm animals shed were all part of the conventional nalukettus.

With the emergence of nuclear households and the contemporary way of life, the nalukettus have been dismantled to pave way for small, unbiased homes. Though the modern-day houses have completed away with nearly all of the features of the nalukettu, some homes in Kumarakom nonetheless have ponds, wells, granaries and big verandahs.

Some of the traveller hotels here have delivered parts of dismantled homes and rebuilt them in the village with the assist of architects to offer the tourists a experience of the traditional Kerala nalukettu.

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