Munroe Island or Mundrothuruthu as it is locally known is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River in Kollam district. A popular tourist destination situated about 27 kms from Kollam, the island is named after Colonel Munroe, a British Resident of erstwhile Travancore state. Colonel Munroe, it is said oversaw the land reclamation efforts in the delta. Our photographer Rahul R Pattom brings us these amazing pictures
Birds roost. Life is peaceful in this Island which is a popular destination.
A series of canals connected by small bridges - you have to bend your head at some places as the boats pass under these bridges
Small roads like this is a common sight in the island.
The people of the village live on make a living off coir industry and fishing
A ferry to the island is normally crowded. Take a trip to Munroe Island, see village life - it will be a great weekend trip.