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Munroe Island, Kollam

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Enjoy lush greenery and tranquility of Munroe Island, an archipelago of eight islands at the confluence of the Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River. Named by a British colonel who abolished slavery on the island in 1835 and built canals, the island makes a great retreat for nature lovers with its combination of waterways and diverse vegetation. Watch fishermen push their long traditional boats and see women make ropes from coconut fiber. The island makes a good spot for bird watching with many migratory birds. Take a boat tour and watch mangrove plants and coconut trees from the water. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kollam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Munroe Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A nice island. Life seems simple and laborious, even authentic. The backwaters offer the view of a lifetime coco, fishing, fish farming culture-oriented. We also see the mangroves, a few birds typical if we leave early in the morning. A few sea otters can sometimes be seen.
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  • This is a perfect 'off the beaten track ' place. The backwaters are beautiful and the local villagers some of the nicest I've met. The homestay family is lovely and the room was extremely clean and co...  more »
  • 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...  more »