The name "Pathiramanal" literally translates to "midnight sand" in the local language, Malayalam. The island is a popular tourist destination and is known for its scenic beauty and diverse birdlife.
The island is situated between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom and can be accessed by boat from either location. The boat ride to Pathiramanal Island is itself a scenic experience as one gets to cruise through the serene backwaters of Kerala.
The island was also known as Anantha Padmanabhan Thoppu. This island is also inhabited by about 91 local species and 50 migratory species of birds. It is also known as Birdwatcher's paradise. Various common birds such as Pintail Ducks, Common Teal, Night Heron, Cormorant, Darter, Indian Shag, Purple Heron, gulls, terns, large egrets, Intermediate Egret, Cattle Egret, Indian Pond Heron, Little Egret, Pheasant-tailed, Bronze-winged Jacanas, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Watercock, Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Little Cormorant and Whiskered Tern can be found so often.
Apart from bird watching, visitors to Pathiramanal Island can also indulge in other activities such as boating, fishing, and swimming. The island is also known for its beautiful sunset views, which can be enjoyed from the shores of the island. Overall, Pathiramanal Island is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and those looking for a peaceful getaway in the lap of nature.
How To Reach
Nearest Railway Station: Alappuzha, about 16 km
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km north of Alappuzha