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Coconut Segregation Plant, Vettom

Vettom, about 16 km southwest of Tirur, is a charming hamlet that provides visitors the opportunity to watch the coconut segregation process. The coconut segregation plant here has a number of employees, who are involved in works such as removing of husk, beating it into shape and so on. The fibre removed from the coconut is then used for making coir products. The fibrous coconut husks are soaked in a slow-moving body of water to swell and soften them. Then, these husks are beaten by hand to separate the fibres.  During your trip to Vettom, you can see a lot of coconut husks, left to soak, floating on the backwaters. The skill and speed with which the workers manually remove husk from hundreds of coconuts in a single day is simply amazing. Various attractive handicrafts made from husk, coconut shells and fibre have been put on sale here.

Getting there:
Nearest railway station: Tirur Railway Station.
Nearest airport: Karipur International Airport in Malappuram district, about 36 km from Malappuram town.