The backwater country at the southern tip of India, the land of secluded beaches and sparkling emerald backwaters and indigenous cultural heritage to boast of, Kerala is fast gaining momentum as a hotspot tourist destination and looks like is all set to dislodge the most popular tourist haunts. Kuttanad, popularly known as the rice bowl of Kerala falls under the Alappuzha District. Honeycombed by numerous canals, lakes, rivers and rivulets, Kuttanad is pretty much the face of the Kerala Backwaters. Also notably, Kuttanad is one of the few places all over the world and the only place in India where rice cultivation takes place below sea level, somewhat like in Holland. A tour to Kuttanad unfolds before you the lush beauty and bounty of the Kerala Backwaters like never before. With 500 square kilometres of the region below sea level, Kuttanad is the lowest region of India. Its elevation ranges from 0.6 m above to 2.2 metres below sea level.