Ettukettu, University Campus Road, Mahatma Gandhi University, Athirampuzha, Kerala 686560, India
Average Price: $ 17 per person
Cuisines: South Indian
Typically a Kerala home is a detached, independent house in a large parcel of land. Rich and traditional family homes are 'Nalukettu'. This is an architectural lay out with a central open courtyard and rooms arranged around it. The middle of the courtyard, in Hindu families, usually have a flower bed with the 'Thulasi' plants. Thulasi is a plant with religious associations. You see many 'nalukettu' in Kerala, though many are being brought down to construct modern concrete buildings. Many of the richer families have multi-storied 'nalukettu'. In some cases 'nalukettu' are repeated forming what is known as 'Ettukettu'