I was reading about cruises in India and came across this boat tour on the Kerala Backwaters in Kochi. It's a day tour billed as a small group cultural tour. You cruise on the boat and have dinner and tea with a local family. You can talk to them about their lives in Kochi and interact with family members. You will also have a walking tour of the area, including rice paddies, learn about the village and foods they grow. Sounds wonderful!