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Life on Munroe Island - in six beautiful pictures

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Life on Munroe Island - in six beautiful pictures Tourists visiting Munroe Island. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

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

Life on Munroe Island - in six beautiful pictures These are some of the common sights on the island. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

Birds roost. Life is peaceful in this Island which is a popular destination. 

Life on Munroe Island - in six beautiful pictures

A series of canals connected by small bridges - you have to bend your head at some places as the boats pass under these bridges

Life on Munroe Island - in six beautiful pictures

Small roads like this is a common sight in the island. 

Life on Munroe Island - in six beautiful pictures

The people of the village live on make a living off coir industry and fishing

Life on Munroe Island - in six beautiful pictures

A ferry to the island is normally crowded. Take a trip to Munroe Island, see village life - it will be a great weekend trip. 

Reaching Munroe Island

Nearest railway station: Munroe Island, about 3 km, but not many trains stop here. Kollam, about 27 kms away is the nearest major station.
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 84 km

Timing

DTPC operates two trips a day, at 9 am and at 2 pm in the afternoon. 

There are a lot of private operators who take out tours too. 

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