Every time I visit Kerala for a holiday it is refreshing. For a tourist, state of Kerala certainly feels as God’s own country. In the past, I have stayed at Kumarakom Lake Resort, Munnar, Guruvayoor, Trident Cochin, Taj Bekal & Vasundhara Sarovar Vayalar. This time for my son’s summer holidays, we revisited Kumarakom Lake Resort – there is of course equally good Taj Kumarakom too. Kumarakom is a small town with plenty of resorts, it takes about 120 minutes from Cochin Airport. One of the reasons I like Kumarakom is that there is literally no place worth sightseeing – there are no museums or monuments or places of interest that you should visit; the only bird sanctuary is shuttered due to a union strike. Staying in one of the many hotels or houseboats, all you have to do is eat, sleep, stare at the serene Vembanad Lake with a cup of coffee and unwind. And that’s what I did – last time we came here my son was 1 year old, now he is 14 and on his own, leaving me free of any babysitting.