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Pathiramanal Island

Pathiramanal, the picturesque island on Vembanad Lake of Kerala is situated on the border of Kottayam-Alappuzha Districts. The name Pathiramanal means ‘sands of the night’. The journey to Pathiramanal through the backwaters of Kattayam is an exhilarating experience and Its scenic beauty is mind blowing. It is only accessible by boat. This little island makes for a great destination and is a haven for rare migratory birds. Being a home to around 50 species of migratory and 91 local species of birds from across the world, Pathiramanal is often coined as a Birdwatcher’s paradise. One can easily witness the sightings of birds like Whistling Duck, Pintail Ducks, Common Teal, Pheasant-tailed and Bronze-winged Jacanas, Night Heron, Purple Heron, Indian Pond Heron, Gulls, Cormorant, Little Cormorant, Darter, Indian Shag, Terns, Whiskered Tern, Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Watercock and Cotton Pygmy-Goose. At times the rare Monarch flycatcher also inhabit here.

The Pathiramanal Island, being a place close to the heart of bird enthusiasts for a long time, is so small that one can walk across the whole island amongst the whispering of the waves and the pampering of the breeze. The wide water front, waving coconut palms, floating weeds and hyacinths can render you timelessness. Well liked by ornithologists and bird enthusiasts, Pathiramanal captivates calmness seekers and nature lovers alike. It is quite interesting that many varieties of rare and medicinal plants are also seen among the dense foliage of this tiny island.

Pathiramanal is more than an hour drive away from Alappuzha town by motor/speed boat. It can also be accessed by boats plying on the Muhamma-Kumarakom water route and can take about 40 minutes from Kumarakom to Pathiramanal. It is best visited between October and May, but can also be explored anytime during the year if you do not mind wild weather with heavy rains i.e. from June to August. The 10 acre island also houses an aquarium and a zoo. Since Pathiramanal can be accessed only by boat, you could stop on your cruise on the backwaters to pay a visit on the green island. Pathiramanal island is a resting place for guests who are there enjoying the Kerala houseboat in Kumarakom and has central walkway with a statue of Sree Narayana Guru at one end which is frequented by tourists.

If one needs hotel accommodation that offers great view, good food and also should be in the vicinity of all these tourist places, then “The World Backwaters” situated in Alleppey would be the perfect choice. Offering sweeping views of Lake Vembanad, this lake resort is situated 6 kms from Pathiramanal Island. The World Backwaters is equipped with the luxurious amenities, exquisite rooms and suites, thus being a perfect escape for every weary traveler. The picturesque locale, the sprawling green plantations will boost up your mood and appeal to your senses. Apart from luxurious amenities this resort also provides you with a varied choice of indoor and outdoor activities that help in making your vacation complete. Giving glimpses of soothing lake views, one can enjoy both traditional and various continental dishes at the lakeside multi-cuisine restaurant “Spoons & Forks” of the resort.

So this monsoon bundle up your luggage and travel to this beautiful destinations in the God’s Own Country, get submerged in its natural beauty while you stay luxuriously at The World Backwaters.

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Posted by The World Hotel & Resorts Date: 29 July 2015, at 05:27

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