Islands have always been a source of popular fascination. Some islands win our hearts for their sheer beauty, and some others will also tell us many tales from the past. The legends associated with the destination will truly make them special. The Pathiramanal Island, secluded in an idyllic spot in the Vembanad Lake is truly a treasure trove of myths and natural bliss. The word Pathiramanal means ‘Sands of Night’ adding to the enigma that the island carries with it. Surrounded by the lake and drenched in blissful greenery, the island is accessible only by boat. You can access the island from Alappuzha through ordinary motor boats or speed boats.
It can rightfully be said that Pathiramanal is a bird watcher’s paradise. The peaceful island is a haven for hundreds of species of birds. It has been identified that the island is home to 91 species of local birds and 50 species of migratory birds. Spread across 10 acres of land, this island is a perfect picnic spot for leisure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Some of the common species found on the island include Purple Heron, Pintail Ducks, Indian Pond Heron, Common Teal, Night Heron, Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Cormorant, Darter, Indian Shag, Stork-billed Kingfisher, Whiskered Tern, Little Egret, Bronze-winged Jacanas, Whistling Duck, Little Cormorant and Cattle Egret.
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