A shikara cruise is an open-air boat that will take you around in the backwaters of Kumarakom. Take in the beautiful view of the backwaters with black tea or coffee accompanied by delicious cookies. Once you get off the cruise, you will be given a bicycle to explore the countryside for about an hour. A typical Kerala style breakfast is served before or after your bicycle ride. In all, your experience with the Shikara cruise will definitely make you pitch it to the fellow travellers as the best thing to do in Kumarakom.