If you have had enough of the maddening crowds, then head towards the spell binding and serene locales of Pathiramanal. This island is the perfect destination for tourists looking for their own place under the sun and provides all the ingredients needed for a relaxed vacation. The literal meaning of Pathiramanal is 'Sands of night'. It is an exquisite island located in the midst of a lake and offers wonderful opportunities of a boat ride in scenic environs. A haven for scores of migratory and local birds, Pathiramanal has something in it for everyone. For instance, your kids can enjoy delightful moments in the nearby aquarium and zoo while you indulge yourself in sun bathing, swimming or fishing in the waters of the lake. Pathiramanal is located at a driving distance of 30 minutes from Kumarakom and 40 minutes from Alappuzha. You may consider hiring a speedboat to reach the island in lesser time. The best time to visit the island is during the morning hours or at sunset—when the sun is relatively cooler. The golden sands and cool breeze of Pathiramanal are worth a visit and provide you with a peek into the exotic natural bounties of Kerala—God’s own country!