Munroe Island, Kerala

Munroe Island is in the backwaters which is composed of a cluster of 8 islands. Each of them is separated by small water channels and lakes. Munroe Island is located about 27 km from Kollam. The place is named in honour of Resident Colonel John Munroe, 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.


This island shelter a quaint little village, which provides a true life of Kerela. One can experience a country craft cruise through Munroe Island and see the typical backwater island villages, shrouded in abundant flora.

Best Time To Visit: The best time to visit Munroe Island in Kerala is during the months of October to May since the place becomes extremely uncomfortable during the monsoon season (June to September).

How To Reach: The island is located at a distance of about 25 km from Kollam. The island can be reached via ferry the cost of which is INR 500 and it operates in two shifts- one at 9 AM and the other one at 2 PM.

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