Munroe island – Munroe thuruth
Munroe island is one of the beautiful backwater island village of kerala, There are many famous islands in kerala such as; vypin , kuruva island aka Kuruva dweep , willingdon island , dharmadam island, kavvayi backwaters , pathiramanal , ezhumanthuruth , valiyaparamba , poovar island etc and Munroe island is the most famous backwater village in kerala and is located in kollam district, which is about 27 km away from kollam town and 29 km away from karunagappally town.
Kollam is one of the best tourist spots with the beautiful Thenmala ecotourism society , kollam beach , sasthamkotta lake , paravoor, azheekal beach. munroe island is the one and only island in kollam district and it is the most famous beauty spot among them. Hundreds of local and foreigner peoples visits here in seasons.
Munroe island is about 13.4 square kilometer which is situated at the conflux of ashtamudi lake and kallada river makes this place really beautiful and this island named as ‘munroe island’ in honour of colonel John Munroe who was the former of princely state of travancore.
About 10 thousands of peoples living in this area according to 2011 indian census.
Beautiful backwater is the main attraction of this island, visitors can reach here through road ways , railways or through boats. Travelling to the heart of this island through small boat is the best feeling that you can get from here.
On 1878 dutch built a church here and it is one of the ancient churches in kerala.
Munroe island is one of the best place in kollam to enjoy your vaccations with friends or family, traditional kerala food, fishing in small boats ,sitting on the golden stand and watching to sunset at the confluence of the lake and water , beautiful greenery , these all makes this place really beautiful.
Residences , hotels , house boats are available here.
How to reach :
Nearest railway station : Mundrothuruth railway station
Kollam railway station (28 Km)
Nearest airport : Trivandrum international terminal (82 km)
Nearest attractions :
Thenmala ecotourism society – 63 km
azheekal beach – 44 km
Sasthamkotta lake – 13 km
Paravur – 37 km
jadayupara sculpture – 46 km