Situated in the heart of the backwaters, Kuttunad is also known as “the rice bowl of Kerala” because of its paddy cultivation. The region has the lowest altitude in India and is one of the very few places in the world where farming is done below sea level. Apart from paddy, Kuttunad is also famous for cassava and yam farming. Inland waterways that flow above land level are an amazing feature of this region.
It's called the rice bowl of Kerala because of her wealth of paddy crops, is at the very heart of the backwaters. The scenic countryside of Kuttanad with its shimmering waterways also has a rich crop of Banana, Cassava and Yam. This is perhaps the only region in the world where farming is done 1.5 to 2 mtr below sea level. Inland waterways which flow above land lever are an amazing feature of this region.