Kerala Backwaters Island | Munroe Island

Kerala Backwaters Island | Munroe Island was named after COLONEL JOHN MUNROE 1800 Dewan of Travancore Kingdom and the founder of 'Syrian seminary' on request of Pulikkottil Joseph Mar Dionysius (Pulikkottil I).

In 1795 the British established their supremacy in "South India" and the princely state of Travancore came under their governance.

From 1800 onwards, a Resident was appointed by "East India Company" as administrative head of Travancore.

The first Resident was 'COLONEL COLIN MACAULAY', followed by Colonel John Munro.

During his tenure Munro oversaw the land reclamation efforts in the delta where Kallada River joins Ashtamudi Lake and the reclaimed island was named after him as Munroe Island.

Kerala Backwaters Island | Munroe Island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, in Kollam district, Kerala, South India. The Munroe Island, accessible by road, rail and inland water navigation.

Small towns and villages lie huddled together on its banks, surrounded by a fabric of green and blue. Unmindful of its own beauty, Ashtamudi with it’s vast network of canals and lagoons is one of the premium backwater destinations and wetlands in Kerala.

The Munroe Island village is a tourism destination where one can see the:

mangroveplants and the beautiful tiny islands of Pathupara.

'Kallada Boat Race', which is one of the famous boat races in KERALA, is at Karuvathrakadavu- Muthiraparambunettayam in Munroethuruth.

The Munroe Island measures 13.4 square kilometres (5.2 sq mi) in area.

The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 64.4 km.

The population of the island is 10000, but I could not have guessed, it seems much less. Maybe because the houses are far from each other, maybe because there is a lot of nature. It is not crowded, it is clean, it is calm.

A few years ago there were no roads, and all transport was done by boat. Nowadays, there is a main road and a few secondary roads, with some cars, buses and motorcycles around, but its number is still low.

Calm, Silence, Birds singing and dancing in the 'SKY'.

Music from the temple. The soft come-and-go of the water. Munroe Island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters.

"One of the most beautiful place".

Every day, fishermen take the boats and go fishing in the river in the morning and evening.

Others dive the water to collect sand, or sea food. Some women make ropes from coconut fiber. Other people work the land.

School buses come every morning to the island to take the kids to school. The life in the island is quiet, no stress.

Most beautiful places to see.