Munroe Island

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Munroe Island, which is actually a cluster of eight islands, is a hidden pearl in the backwaters. Each island is separated by small water channels and lakes. Munroe Island has located about 27 km from Kollam. The place is named in honour of Resident Colonel John Munroe, of the former princely state of Travancore, who is said to have integrated several backwater regions by digging canals. Coconut farms on the canal shore, lagoons, and palm trees provide a different aura to Mundrothuruthu altogether. Some of this island’s main attractions are the narrow waterways, canal cruises and the famous Kallada Boat Race held here during the 10-day festival of Onam.  One can see the coir retting and weaving, prawns feeding and sand mining and fishing as they ride through the beautiful waters of Mundrothuruthu. It offers a unique and tranquil setting for a retreat far away from the constant chaos of modern life.

Best Time to Visit Munroe Island

The Munroe Island Kollam is an all-year-round destination. However, it is advisable to visit Munroe Island between November and February as the weather is pleasant making it the best time for sightseeing.

How to reach Munroe Island

Located 27 km away from the heart of Kollam, Mundro Island is accessible by road, rail, and inland water navigation. Munroe Island can be reached by hiring a car or riding down on a steamer. However, if you are on a low budget you can travel by boarding a bus or a train which is equally convenient.

Things to do in Munroe Island

Composed of a cluster of 8 islands, Mundro Island is rightly called the ‘Hidden Venice of India’ as the beautiful canal still remains unheard of to many Indians today.


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Located at the confluence of the Ashtamudi Lake and Kallada River, Munroe Island Kollam is blessed with a number of criss-cross canals water channels.

Munroe Island Boating is a must-do when in Kollam as it provides an insight into the true life of Kerala. Untouched by the chaos and bustles of the outside world, you can observe village life at close as you tour through the beautiful and serene backwaters.

Munnar Island boating through zigzag canals and beautiful waterways is a real feast for your eyes.

Munnar Island Boating charges are also economical that further make boating an unmissable experience when in Kollam.

Munnar Island Tourism is incomplete without Canoe Cruise that glides you through the narrow and stunningly beautiful palm tree-lined channels of Mundro Island.

Canal cruise tops the list of things to do in Munroe Island as the ride provides a soothing experience entirely different from the daily routine of adventure travel on congested roads of Kerala.

A ride in the heavenly nature that later crosses into beautiful backwaters makes the Mundrothuruthu trip a memory of a lifetime.

During Munroe Island Tourism, tourists can observe the coir retting process and weaving of coir. Feeding prawns, watching migratory birds, and fishing are some other things tourists can take part in when in Munroe Island Kollam. During your trip to Mundro Island do make it a point to taste local dishes of Kerala that are served by numerous authentic sellers.

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