Kuttanad, said to be the granary of Kerala is situated in Alappuzha, which makes it the best place in Kerala ideal for farm tourism. Paddy is the crop grown in Kuttanad, one of the world’s only places where rice is grown below sea level. Kuttanad is rich in its paddy field, various canals, the tiny villages, giving its tourists a visual treat and wonderful experiences. The Kuttanad region is spread across Alappuzha and Changanacherry. Once you get into Kuttanad, you will be transformed to a new world surrounded by paddies, canals, coconut palms, villagers- mostly farmers, where you can be yourself and be one among them, helping them out with their farming chores, getting familiar with the technique of sowing, diverting the canals and weeding. Kuttanad is also famous for its food, mostly duck dishes, which also you get to savor during the farm trips.
Alappuzha is also well known for its coir processing. You get to witness the different methods of manufacturing coir, from the primitive method of hand weaving to the latest machinery/ motor processing of coir products. One can take a closer look at this and master the art of processing coir.