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Munroe Island

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Address: Munroe Island, Kollam, India
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+91 99956 03410
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 comfortable.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the canoe trip through the canals of Munro island with Rahul R. , a recent MA graduate who grew up,on the island. His knowledge of so many aspects of the island was exceptional, pointing out birds, various types of flora and their uses etc. We saw prawn farms, coconut rope making and the slower pace of life on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had passed Munroe Island many times on the train to Cochi always thinking what a small railway station it was . There's only a few local trains that stop there each day . Kollam is where you need to head to and either get a train from there or an auto to Munroe Island . The people on Munroe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We initially went to the D.T.P.C Kollam to get a group tour to Munroe Island. We got stopped on the way by a friendly tuktuk driver who offered to arrange a private tour. He showed us a number of reviews from previous travellers in a diary which were all very encouraging we decided to go with him. Instead of getting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited both by car, and by inland waterway boat. It was sweet. Quiet. A view into another way of life.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sun rise and sun set was good. Water is very good quality. Less pollution. Kettuvallam ride;it was a good experience.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The island truly offers a Unique experience that I would recommend for all travelling to Southern Kerala . Contact Vishnu a local guide on 09539887172 and he will take care of the rest !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small island tucked away from busy life, 1 day can be spent at the island for canoe ride and resort stay. Traveled back to kollam using Jungar.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the island, you can see the village life and their living, like coir making, fishing, etc. Also Bird watching is never to be missed.

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