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How reach the Hidden Island in Kerala- Munroe Island

Munroe island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters which is composed of a cluster of 8 islands. Each of them is separated by small water channels and lakes. It is located about 27 km from Kollam. The place is named in honour of Resident Colonel John Munro, of the former Princely State of Travancore. He is said to have integrated several backwater regions by digging canals. Some of this island’s main attractions are the narrow waterways, canal cruise and the famous Kallada Boat Race held here during the 10-day festival of Onam.  It offers a unique and tranquil setting, far away from the constant chaos of modern life.

There is the wider water body of Ashtamudi Lake. If that is your pick, then there are house boats ready to take you all around. What makes Munroe Island tick is the myriad of canals, intricately traversing a lush landscape of about 13 sq kms. Some of these canals are so tiny that they can just fit a canoe in. A canoe ride through these canals is quite an experience, especially when we have to fend off small leafy branches that are just about to touch the face. Canoes and boats are ready to hire. DTPC as well as private operators conduct boat trips. We all know that the backwaters put us on a relaxing mode. Local life also has some nice vibes. Locals, while friendly, get on their lives with their traditional down to earth life style. Lives revolve around coir weaving, sand mining and fishing. In Munroe waters you will be in the company of birds – kingfishers and the like. They are in plenty.

Trip operates twice a day
Morning Cruise from 09:00 hrs
Afternoon Cruise  from 14:00 hrs
Tariff:- Rs.500/- per person

Contact details:-
DTPC Kollam
Ph: +91 474 2745625, 2750170

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Munroe Island, about 3 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 84 km

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