Munroe Island or Mundrothuruthu
Munroe Island or Mundrothuruthu is located in Kollam district of Kerala, at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, 27 Km`s from Kollam town.
Munroe Island might sound exotic, yet it’s an arm’s reach away from us all. Named after an erstwhile British resident, the island, more popularly known as Munro Thuruth, is a cluster of eight small isles distributed on the Kallada River and Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam district.
The Yello un-tarred roads in the Thuruth frilled with acid green coconut trees and verdant vegetation offer a cooling effect to both the mind and eyes, and is an ideal spot for those looking for a place to relax. It’s cool and comfortable, and yet without much of the touristy hurry burry.
While it remains an untainted place, the daily packages offered by KTDC are attracting people in a steadily increasing number these days and the house boating facility has many takers.
The place is accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation, and is located about 70 km north of Thiruvananthapuram airport. The beauty is spread across a 13.4 sq km stretch. It is an ideal place for multiple relaxation activities ranging from bird watching to having a feel of the many traditional local practices – like coir weaving, fishing and prawn farming. You can also check out the famous kandal plants and another tiny island, Pathupara, nearby.
The isle takes on a festive look while Kallada Boat Race, one of the most famous snake boat races in the state, happens here 28 days after Onam. Famed as one of the best spots for watching country boat race, its enthusiasts rush to the island every year and find a proper space for them.