Kuttanad well known for its picturesque vast paddy fields and its geographical peculiarities. It’s the region with the lowest altitude in India, and one of the few places in the world where farming is carried out below sea level. s. The history of the paddy cultivation in Kuttanad can be traced back to centuries. Three crops are grown every year now instead of the traditional two per year. The major occupation in Kuttanad is farming. Rice is the important agricultural product, giving Kuttanad the moniker of “The Rice Bowl of Kerala”. Large farming areas near vembanad Lake were actually reclaimed from the lake. The evolution of paddy cultivation in Kuttanad was correlated to the technological advancement and changes in the regulatory frame work existed during the 19th and 20th centuries. . It’s also one of the historically important places in the ancient history of South India.
How to Reach
Road: Buses can be boarded from the Kochi bus stand and they depart frequently approx 73km.
Rail: One can reach Kuttanad by taking a train to either Chenganachery(approx 31km) or Alapuzha( approx 20km) .
Boat : For those who are more adventurous, boats are available from Kochi harbor to the town of Kuttanad.
Air: The closest airport is located at Kochi,