Munroe Island

Munroe Island

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 is located about 27 km from Kollam. The place is named in the 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. 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. It offers
a unique and tranquil setting for a retreat far away from the constant chaos of
modern life.