Located 27 km from Kollam, is Munroe Island. Formed by the backwaters of Ashtamudi Lake and Kallada River, this island is named after Colonel Munroe, the British Resident of erstwhile Travancore State. 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.
DTPC offers unique country craft cruise at Munroe Island in this typical backwater Island village of Kerala, which provides at true life of Kerala.
Places to See in Munroe Island
Kollam town (shopping, food & fun), Kollam Police Museum, Thenmala, Chavara, Sastham Kotta, Ochira, Thangasseri Beach, M.G Beach, Ashramam Picnic Village, Thirumullavaram beach, Jatayu Rock, Kottukal Rock Cut Cave Temple, Palaruvi falls, Varkala beach, Shendurni Wildlife Sanctuary and Matha Amrithanandamayi Ashram.
Best Time to visit Munroe Island
The best time to visit Munroe island would be October to May. Can be visited throughout the year, although monsoon (June – September) can spoil some fun.