Situated at a distance of 3 km from Alappuzha, Karumadikuttan is popular for the large black granite statue of Lord Buddha in sitting position. It is a well-known Buddhist center in Alleppey. Built during 9th and 10th century, the statue of Lord Buddha serves as a reminder of remnants of Buddhist culture. This massive and striking stately statue of Buddha is set on the banks of 'Punnamada' lake at the backwaters. It is broken into half and kept under the protection of Archeological Survey of India. As legend says, the left part of the statue was destroyed by an elephant.
Pathiramanal is a serene island which has plenty of stories focused on it. It is believed that there was a young Brahmin who jumped into the Vembanad Lake to execute his evening ablutions and that portion of water made way for land rising from below, hence making this enrapturing island of Pathiramanal.
There are plenty of houseboats that cruise through this region. The main route is to cruise through the backwaters of Alleppey-Kumarakom-Varkala-Alumkadavu-Karumadikuttan-Kochi.