According to mythology a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanadu lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of (sands of midnight) Pathiramanal . This little island on the backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundred of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Ku
These regions are wonders of the indigenous agricultural engineering know-how of Kerala and remind the visitor of the famous dikes of Holland. Extensive areas of Land have been reclaimed from the backwaters and are protected by dikes built all around . Here cultivation and habitation are made possible four to ten feet below Sea Level. A leisurely cruise along the Canals that surround these Kayals
A.R Rajaraja Varma Valiya Koyithampuran who was famous as Kerala Panini was a great poet and grammarian. The Malayalam literature is much indebted to Sri. A.R Thampuran. Saradha Mandiram was built by him as his residence. Now it is bought by the State Govt.
This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attractions of the beach. There is also an old light house which is greatly fascinating to visitors.
Krishnapuram Palace Built by Marthandavarma Maharaja at Kayamkulam in Karthikappally Taluk is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. Dating back to the 18th century, this exquisite piece of art is one of the largest murals in Kerala. This Palace museum houses antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.
Karumadikkuuttan , a renowned Buddhist pilgrim centre in Karumady, Ambalapuzha about 20 Km towards south east to the district head quarters on Ambalapuzha-Thiruvalla Road. Karumadikkuttan is a special Buddha statue made of solid black granite, dates back to the 11th century. The site is today under the protection of Kerala Archaeology Department. People from across the nation and abroad come here
20 km south of Alappuzha, Mahakavi Kumaranasan, one of the greatest poets of modern Kerala is laid to rest here. He was the P.D Shelly of Malayalam Literature. Kumaranasan brought great changes in literature and could give the clarions call for changing the society also.