Yes CUCEK is on Kuttanad, Alappuzha and its a beautiful place in Kerala.
Kuttanad, Image Source : tripadvisor.com
Kuttanad is a region covering the Alappuzha and Kottayam Districts, in the state of Kerala, India, well known for its vast paddy fields and geographical peculiarities. I am sure its not a rural area. but Let me tell you SOE might have some infrastructural advantages than CUCEK, but both Campus get same kind of attention from university.
Also there are many North Indian students studying in both campuses. We cant always think of every place as our home. lets step out of our comfort zones a little. I am sure you will adjust in a little time.