• India
  • Kerala
  • Kollam
  • Ashtamudi
  • 13.37 km²
  • 11°C, Wind
  • Mon 12:19 am
  • Indian Rupee
  • Malayalam
  • 9599
  • Calm. Silence. Birds singing and dancing in the sky. A cow. Music from the temple. The soft come-and-go of the water. The wind on my face. Munroe island is a hidden pearl in the backwaters. My friends told me about it and it was the first place I visited after leaving from Trivandrum. So far, one of the most beautiful places I have seen and one of my best experiences.

    Laia traveler

General Information About Munroe Island

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.

The island village is a tourism destination where one can see the coir retting process, coir weaving, fishing, prawns feeding, migratory bird watch, narrow canals and waterways, coconut farms on the lake shore, lagoons, mangrove plants and the beautiful tiny islands of Pathupara. Kallada Boat Race, which is one of the famous boat races in Kerala, is at Karuvathrakadavu- Muthiraparambu nettayam in Munroethuruth.