Kerala Experiences - The Rice Bowl of Kerala
Kuttanad, the ‘Rice Bowl of Kerala’, lies at the very heart of the backwaters, its wealth of paddy crops is what got it this unique nickname… The view of the countryside is what enchants all who pass through this area while travelling via houseboats. It has been speculated that it is perhaps the only place in the world where farming is done up to 2 meters below sea level.
As a tourist destination, it holds some geographical peculiarities. It is a vast area of partly reclaimed land, covered with the bright green paddy fields, separated by dykes. The unique feature about paddy cultivation in Kuttanad is that the level of water is a few feet higher than the level of the surrounding land. It’s the area with the lowest altitude in India,