Kerala , the Gods own country is the land of beautiful back waters too. Vemband Lake,is an epitome of such back waters which has a borderline of green stretch of shady palms. The floating paradises- the house boats and other sorts of village boats attract a number of tourists in and around the country. Pathiramanalu, literally called as the "sands of night" is a nearby island in this beautiful watery area. It is a major sport of bird watchers is the home of a wild species of migratory and local birds. Perumbalam and Pallipuram are also island landmarks surrounded by lake Vembanad. Kumarakom is a tourist village on the eastern coast of this alluring lake. Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is an abode of numerous migratory birds , most of which are extinct.
The scenic beauty of this rustic village is unspeakable delights. . Do make a visit to this lovely green land , breathe in fresh air, enjoy the ripples and feel the essence of Kerala
Pathiramanal is a small island in Muhamma panchayat of Alappuzha district.
The name Pathiramanal means 'sands of night'. The scenic beauty of both sides of
the lake as well as that of the island is mind blowing. It is home to many rare
varieties of migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island is a
birdwatcher's paradise. It is home to around 91 local species of birds and 50 migratory birds.
The place has become a major tourist attraction.
Nearest railway station : Alappuzha
Nearest airports : Cochin International Airport, about 85 km north of Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 150 km towards the south.
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (also known as Vembanad Bird Sanctuary) is situated at Kumarakom in Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala, on the banks of Vembanad Lake. Set in the Kerala Backwaters the bird sanctuary is a favourite haunt of migratory birds. The sanctuary is spread over 14 acres (5.7 ha) on the southern bank of the Kavanar River. There is a system of paths for moving around within the sanctuary. Beyond the sanctuary, one can take a boat ride in Vembanad Lake or along the Kavanar River. Kumarakom is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from Kottayam. State Highway No. 1 leads to Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram in opposite directions. Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery is 106 km (66 mi) from Kumarakom.