The backwaters is an elaborate chain of lagoons, lakes & rivers, through Kerala, India and found nowhere else in the world. A rice boat cruise offers an excellent opportunity to see the lifestyles of local people living along the large sections of the backwaters of Kerala. The cruise chronicles the life of the Paddy farmers, Floating Markets, Duck farmers, the local ‘toddy’ shops, while giving a ring-side view of the Ancient Temples and Churches en-route.
Kerala (India). 'Kerala’s all about the water: days of languorous drifting on the backwaters around Alappuzha (Alleppey), canoe tours from Kollam and bambooraft tours in Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/kerala