Situated near Vembanad Lake, Kumarakom is a tourist paradise. The quiet little hamlet is blessed with alluring sceneries, pleasant weather and exotic ecosystem. Kumarakom holds a special spot in the list of best places to visit in Kerala. The backwaters are fringed by coconut grooves, fresh paddy fields and villages. Houseboat rides are simply relaxing and out of the world. Delightful authentic food of Kerala is a treat which you definitely should not miss. The Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is one of the must-visit places in Kerala. It is home to many bird species including the migratory visitors, the Siberian storks.