Pathiramanal Island

About Pathiramanal Island:

Pathiramanal is a small island in Muhamma panchayat of Alappuzha district. The name Pathiramanal means ‘midnight sand’. The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing. It is home to many rare varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world.

Pathiramanal is a bird watcher’s paradise. It is about 1.5 km from Muhamma Boat Jetty and about 13 km from Alappuzha. This small island on the backwaters is a safe haven for hundreds of rare migrating birds. A 1.5 hour motor boat ride or a 30 minute speedboat trip from Alappuzha gets you here. Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi and the Kayamkulam Lake, Pathiramanal is accessible only by boat. It is an ideal pit stop in the middle of a houseboat ride.

The name ‘Pathiramanal’ means ‘Sands of Night’. Estimates say that the area has 91 local species of birds and 50 migratory birds. One can see 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, Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Little Cormorant and Whiskered Tern. Avid bird watchers will indeed find few other places that rival Pathiramanal.

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The attraction is also famous as a bird watcher's paradise and a favourite amongst nature lovers. Estimates say that the area has 91 local species of birds and 50 migratory birds. One can see 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, Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Little Cormorant and Whiskered Tern.
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring
Location: Muhamma, Alappuzha, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Cochin International Airport

The nearest Airport Cochin International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Cochin International Airport to Pathiramanal Island is 72.5kms

Railway Station: Alappuzha Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Alappuzha Railway Station . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Alappuzha Railway Station to Pathiramanal Island is 20kms

Bus Stand: Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Alappuzha KSRTC Bus Stand to Pathiramanal Island  is 16.3kms

Image Credits: Google

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