A very small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha (Alleppey), Pathiramanal is a haven for hundreds of rare birds migrating from different part of the world. Lies between Thanneermukkom and Kumarakom, it's a beautiful island in Kerala surrounded by the Vembanad Lake. A visit to Pathiramanal is an ideal way to enjoy holiday amidst the emerald green backwaters and coconut trees.
Sprawled over 10 acres of land, it's a serene island that enthralls leisure travelers and nature lovers from India and abroad. It is half an hour drive by motorboat or 30 minutes by speedboat from Alappuzha. Tourists can take boats which ply in Muhamma-Kumarakom water route.
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.
Pathiramanal Island named earlier as Anantha Padmanabhan Thoppu was bought by Chevalier ACM Anthraper from M/S Bheemji and Devji trust of Kochi and till late 70's, it was under their ownership. Then in the year 1979 when the land reforms act was enforced, the property came under the ownership of government. Later on, the state tourism department took the ownership of this Pathiramanal Island.