Kerala, described as one of the must-see places in one's lifetime. Kumarakom is an important stopover for a majority of tourists. This famous tourist backwater hub is a cluster of islands on the eastern banks of Lake Vembanad. An enchanting backwater destination, Kumarakom offers visitors many other leisure options. Boating and fishing facilities are available at the Taj Garden Retreat, a sprawling old bungalow-turned-resort.Waterscapes, the backwater resort of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation has independent cottages built on stilts, set amidst coconut groves offering a panoramic view of the backwaters. Holiday packages involving houseboats and traditional Kettuvalloms (rice barges) offer great experiences.