Canoe of women in Munroe island in Kerala backwaters

Exploring Munroe Island: Kerala Backwaters

Munroe Island, locally known as Mundrothuruthu, is named after Colonel John Munro, the British Resident of Travancore, India, during the 19th century. This picturesque island is situated at the confluence of the Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River, creating a labyrinth of waterways and canals. The island spans approximately 13.4 square kilometers and is easily accessible from Kollam, a city renowned for its historic and cultural significance.

Munroe Island’s beauty lies in its untouched natural surroundings and the backwaters here are a network of interconnected canals and lagoons. A canoe ride through these pristine waterways offers an opportunity to witness the rich biodiversity of the region.

The island offers a rare opportunity to witness the simple and authentic way of life in rural Kerala. Munroe is dotted with charming villages where you can interact with the friendly locals and learn about their daily routines. The narrow pathways, coconut groves, and vibrant, colorful houses make Munroe Island an ideal destination for Travel Photography in Kerala’s Backwaters.