Meaning ‘sands of night’, Pathiramanal is a beautiful island located in the serene backwaters of Vembanad Lake, 14 km from Alappuzha town. Spread over an area of 10 acres, the island promises every visitor with a great and memorable day. The island is a hotspot for bird watchers as a number of rare migratory birds visit the place from different parts of the country and world.
You can spot bird species like Pintail Ducks, Common Teal, Night Heron, Cormorant, Darter, Indian Shag, Purple Heron, Cattle Egret, Indian Pond Heron, Little Egret, Bronze-winged Jacanas, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Watercock, Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Little Cormorant and Whiskered Tern at the island.
Walk through the thick groves of coconut palms, mango trees and feel close to nature in the pleasing ambience of the island. It is the best place to relax and rejuvenate. The island is an ideal destination if you wish to take a break from backwater cruising in the backwaters.
Don’t miss to go for a boat ride and enjoy the spectacular sights of the surroundings. There is a zoo and aquarium on the island, which makes it a perfect destination for picnicking with the entire family.
The best time to visit the island is from the month of June to December when the weather remains pleasant.
How to reach
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha (16 km)
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport (85 km northwards from Alleppey)