Munroe island, a popular backwater tourism destination in kollam
Munroe island (Mundrothuruth) location, accessibility and tourism attractions
Munroe island is the core part of backwater tourism in kollam at the background of ashtamudi lake. this is the ideal place for boating and famous back water tourism in kerala. the island is known by the name of the colonel manroe, he was one of the resident diwan of rani gowri lakshmibhai belongs to travancore kingdom. he was the first resident diwan who served cohin and travancore at the same time. he was also integrated the back water digging with the canals. the place is typical one for promoting back water tourism in kerala. i is the combination of 8 islands totally.
Maanroe island is also known as mnadrothuruth, located at the confluence of ashtamudi lake and kallada river. the island is sprawling an area about 14 sq km. the beautiful island is bounded with the coconut trees of the surrounding areas. kallada boat race and presidency trophy is hosts every year at ashtamudi lake in kollam.the island is the location of cultural center of manufacturing the coir products, coir retting process, coir weaving etc. this is also a traditional fishing center. manroe island is blessed with the mangrove plants, however is facing the threatening of ecological problems. the back water trip is operates twice a day and charges are apply, arranges by the district tourism promotion council.
Munroe island is rich with traditional marine dishes, although the boating at the back water is the tourism attraction mainly supplied here. narrow and canals are the special feature national water way 3, also known as kollam- kottappuram is the only waterway in kollam. this is the ideal place for watching the migratory birds. munroe island situated 27 km from kollam. munroe island railway station is the nearest rail head and trivandrum international airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 84 km.