Been there recently to see what the stuff is all about and the very first sight of the 02 gigantic vessels under construction left our group open mouthed. One of them has been termed as the largest Uru ever built in Beypore's history. We were told that these were being made for a prince in Qatar and the construction had commenced almost two years and a half back.
It might still take a few more months to finish the work and there are periodic visits from Qatar to check the progress of the work. The interior works and the luxury element will be added upon reaching Qatar. Earlier days, the Urus were taken to the Arab countries through the Arabian Sea fully manually and by the Oarsmen , however these days due to Government regulations it will be mechanized henceforth.
There are 02 Uru making centres at Beypore currently, one is in an island where we need to take a ferry boat to access. The other one is near to the Beypore Port where the large Urus are being built.For tourists staying at Calicut or nearby towns , please make it a point to drop in at the Uru making centre for an hour or so, for these are unique experiences. Its just a 30-40 minute drive from Calicut city centre and accesible by road.
( a funny side to it, for my malayali friends...... no one would forget the character Gafoor played by mamukoya in movie "Nadodikattu" who exploits the situation of the 02 unemployed bachelors,Vijayan and Dasan.. promising to divert "Uru" to California and take them to Dubai)