Munroe Island

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Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, The island is accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation. This place is a hidden pearl in the backwaters.

Low-lying areas of the Island are now under a threat of Submerging in high tides. This is post tsunami phenomena. An expert team from the Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering, Kollam has started a study into the phenomena.

munroe island

The place is named as munroe island in honour of Resident Colonel John Munro of the former Princely State of Travancore. He is credited with having integrated several backwater regions by digging canals. The discovery of stone age tools and megaliths stand testimony to the antiquity of this islet which shelters a quaint little village.

munroe island

munroe island

Photo Credit : adharsh thadathil

This island village is a tourism destination where one can see the coir retting process, coir weaving, fishing, prawns feeding, migratory bird watch, narrow canals and waterways, coconut farms on the lake shore, lagoons, mangrove plants and the beautiful tiny islands of Pathupara. Kallada Boat Race, which is one of the famous boat races in Kerala, is at Karuvathrakadavu- Muthiraparambu nettayam in Munroe island.

munroe island

munroe island

Photo Credit : adharsh thadathil

This Island plays a role of host to so many migratory birds from various countries around the world, The travellers can watch birds such as King fisher, Woodpecker, Egret, Bee-eater, Crow pheasant, and Paddy Birds. There is yet another rare chance to see the traditional Indian spice plants such as Pepper, Nutmeg and Cloves.

  • munroe island
    Photo Credit : adharsh thadathil
  • munroe island
    Photo Credit : adharsh thadahil
  • munroe island
    Photo Credit : adharsh thadathil
  • munroe island
    Photo Credit : adharsh thadathil

DTPC offers unique country craft cruise at this Island in this  typical backwater Island village of Kerala, which provides at true life of Kerala.

Trip operates Two times a day
Morning Cruise : 09:00 hrs
Afternoon Cruise : 02:00 hrs

Getting There :

Nearest railway station: Munroe Island, about 3 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 84 km

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