Replete with pristine environs in the idyllic setting, Pathiramanal is a tiny island in the backwaters of Kerala near Alappuzha. ‘Pathiramanal’ meaning ‘sands of the night’ boast of verdant wilderness, serene lakeside, and a picturesque landscape. Sprawling over 10 acres of land, the islet is the ideal spot for bird watching expeditions as it is home to a large number of rare and endangered species. This haven of natural beauty is also believed to nurture plants which have medicinal qualities.
Tucked between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakom and surrounded by the beautiful Vembanad Lake, the islet makes for a perfect picnic spot for families. You can also snuggle amidst this natural paradise and spend some moments of solitude with your loved ones. Take a dip in the cool clear water of the lake and enjoy some bird spotting. All in all, the island provides for a perfect getaway destination amidst emerald backwaters in the woods.
Best Time To Visit
Kerala is one of those places which have the best climate in the country, throughout the year. It doesn’t matter when you come to the place always succeeds in offering you something in return. If I have to suggest a time, then I would advise coming here in the summer. The special tinge the summer sun gives to the green blanket which covers Kerala is unparalleled in its beauty.
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Hotels available near Pathiramanal
Tips For Visiting Pathiramanal
Remember to carry a pair of binoculars as you don't want to miss on spotting rare birds.
. The island has no accommodation facilities; plan accordingly so you can return before dark.
We request you to not pollute the environment by dumping garbage. Carry handy medicines and a first-aid kit if possible.
The distance between Alappuzha Railway Station and Pathiramanal Island is 12.4 miles or 10.8 nautical miles
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Pathiramanal is twenty-five hectares of land in Vembanad Lake accessible only by boat. You can easily cover this island by walk.
Pathiramanal Island is a bird-watchers haven. The island was earlier leased out to private entrepreneurs but now falls under the Tourism Department of Kerala. Pathiramanal translates as ‘the sands of the night’.The Island is famed for nurturing plants with medicinal properties.
Sadly, you cannot spend the night time in the Island as it does not accommodate anyone in its nest. However, if you book a house-boat you can anchor next to the Island and spend the night. The Pathiramanal Bio Park is under construction and fortunately will be completed at the earliest.