Lying around 13 km from Alappuzha, the scenic and small island of Pathiramanal floats on the backwaters of Kerala. One of the best spots to watch rare migratory birds, it boasts around 50 species of exotic and 91 types of endemic birds. Some of the common birds one can sight here include common teal, pintail ducks, cormorant, night heron, darter, Indian shag, whistling duck, little cormorant and whiskered tern. The island is also home to many medicinal plants.


Pathiramanal is surrounded by the Vembanad Lake, which stretches from Alappuzha to Kochi, and lake Kayamkulam. Thus, it can only be accessed by boat. A 30-minute trip via a speedboat or a 1.5 hour ride on a motorboat will take one to the island from Alappuzha. Moreover, the island makes for an ideal stopover while undertaking a houseboat ride.

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