Pathiramanal is a bird watcher’s paradise. This small island on the backwaters is a safe haven for hundreds of rare migrating birds.
Take a 30 minute speedboat ride to this island from Alleppey to experience something you’ve never experienced before. 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. The scenic beauty of both sides of the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing.
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Location: 19km from Sterling Lake Palace Alleppey
Alleppey Backwaters1 hr
One does not visit Alleppey and not take a boat trip down the gorgeous backwaters of Alleppey – It’s simply not done!
Vembanad Lake1 hr
The longest lake in India and the largest lake in Kerala, Vembanad Lake is also the second largest wetland system in India, second only to the Sunderbans.
Marari Beach2 hrs
One of the calmest beaches in India, Marari Beach sees fewer tourists than most other commercial beaches, and is one of the best places on the west coast to view a spectacular sunrise and sunset.
Alleppey Beach2 hrs
One Liner: One of the most beautiful places to visit in Alleppey, Alleppey Beach is one of the most scenic and tranquil destinations in the city.
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple2 hrs
One of the seven greatest Vaishnava temples in Travancore, this temple is believed to have been built during 15th century AD by the local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran.
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple2hrs
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple in Haripad is a very ancient and internationally known centre of pilgrimage for the devotees of serpent gods (Nagaraja). The famous Nagaraja temple "Mannarasala" in Haripad is nestled in a forest glade, like most snake temples.
Canal Bazaar1 hr
A one-of-a-kind bazaar in India, the Canal Bazaar is must visit for spice lovers!
Krishnapuram Palace2 hrs
The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha. The Krishnapuram Palace, as one of the finest and rarest examples of a typical Keralite-style architecture, known in the local language as Pathinarukettu, is complete with gabled roofs, narrow corridors and dormer windows. It is a miniature replica of Padmanabhapuram Palace, which was the headquarters of Travancore Rajas.
Arthunkal Church1 hr
St. Andrew's Church, Arthunkal is one of the famous pilgrim centres located at Alappuzha in South India. It is the largest shrine of St Sebastian in the world.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary1 hr
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is among the most popular bird watching spots in the country. Spread out over 14 hectares, one comes across numerous rare avian species in these parts.