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Pathiramanal
 Story Dated: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 22:3 hrs IST 
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Location  
One and a half hour drive by motor boat or 30 minutes by speed boat from Alappuzha, Alappuzha district, south Kerala.

Pathiramanal, a small island on the backwaters of Alappuzha, is a haven for hundreds of rare birds migrating from different parts of the world.

Surrounded by the Vembanad Lake,stretching from Alappuzha to Kochi and the Kayamkulam lake, Pathiramanal is accessible only by boat. The green island thus forms an ideal place for a break in the journey while on a backwater cruise.

The mainland Alappuzha has a vast network of lakes, lagoons and fresh water rivers criss-crossing it and is a district of immense natural beauty.

Getting there  
Nearest railway station : Alappuzha
Nearest airports : Cochin International Airport, about 85 km north of Alappuzha; Thiruvananthapuram International Airport ,about 150 km towards the south.
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