little island of Pathiramanal, on the Backwaters is a favourite haunt of
hundreds of rare migratory birds from different parts of the land.
This island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom and is accessible
by boat only. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, stretching from Alappuzha
to Kochi and the Kayamkulam Lake.
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.
According to mythology, a
young brahmin dived into the Vembanad Lake to perform his evening
ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus
creating this enchanting island of Pathiramanal (sands of night).
How To Get There
Alappuzha is the nearest railway
The Nearest airports are the Cochin
International Airport, about 85 km north of Alappuzha and
Thiruvananthapuram, about 150 km towards the south.
Prime Attractions of Alleppey (Alappuzha)
Alappuzha beach is one of the most popular spots in the
district of Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is
around 140 years old. more..
Kuttanad is an expanse of
water-logged land lying below sea level. It bears strong resemblance to
Holland in terms of geographical features.