Pathiramanal Kerala

Pathiramanal,a small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha,is a haven for hundreds of rare birds migrating from different parts of the world.This little Island on the backwaters is a birdwatcher's delight. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake,stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi and the Kayamkulam lake,Pathiramanal is accessible only by boat.The green island thus forms an ideal place for a break in the journey while on a backwater cruise.The mainland Alappuzha has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers criss crossing it and is a district of immense natural beauty.

Pathiramanal has a mytholigical significance attached to its creation. According to myths a young brahmin dived into Vembanad Lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below. The Island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kummarakom, and is accessible only by boat. 1 and 1/2 hours by motor boat or 30 mins by speed boat is all it takes to reach this amazingly beautiful place. Pathiramanal, meaning sands of the night, is an ideal place to take a break.

How To Get There

By Rail:Alappuzha is the nearest railway station.

By Air:The Nearest airports are the Cochin International Airport, about 85 km north of Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram, about 150 km towards the south.

General Information

Location:Alappuzha, Kerala

Main Attraction:Migratory Birds