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Munroe Island

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Address: Munroe Island, Kollam, India
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+91 99956 03410
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Worthy canoe ride thru Beautiful and Calm Island Village

Based on reviews in TA, we went to this place. It was totally a different experience to my kids to see typical village life along side backwaters. I think they enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karthikeyan M
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Bangalore
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Bangalore
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on reviews in TA, we went to this place. It was totally a different experience to my kids to see typical village life along side backwaters. I think they enjoyed it. Mr.Vishnu (+91 95398 87172) made the ride special. Explaining the life in Munroe Island and keeping me kids engaged. Short ferry ride carrying my car was another interesting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are staying in Kollam then the DTPC run a great boat trip around Munroe island, one at 9am (I think) and one at 2pm for 500r per person. We got our hotel to phone ahead but I guess you can just turn up at the office (near RP Mall). After a 45 minute drive in minivan to the... More 

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Kollam, India
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Munroe island is very near to Kollam if you go by boat, crossing lake Ashtamudi, there are many home-stays available at reasonable rates

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Even better than the pictures. Tranquil, romantic gem surrounded by nature's wonders.Over 470 bird species to seee. At night, you hear the sounds of birds and fish in the tranquil waters. Do the wide canoe trip in the morning. It's better than the Allepey houseboat tours and you'll see more. Unforgettable.

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Thank IvorS1
Harleston, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A lovely quiet area in the backwaters , a few places to stay, there are canoe and boat trips and and quiet roads and paths for walking and cycling.

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california
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This is a perfect 'off the beaten track ' place. The backwaters are beautiful and the local villagers some of the nicest I've met. The homestay family is lovely and the room was extremely clean and comfortable.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Located 27 km from Kollam, is Munroe Island. Formed by the backwaters of Ashtamudi Lake and Kallada River, this island is named after Colonel Munroe, the British Resident of erstwhile Travancore State. He is credited with having integrated several backwater regions by digging canals. The discovery of stone age tools and megaliths stand testimony to the antiquity of this islet... More 

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New Lambton
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598 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We did the canoe trip through the canals of Munro island with Rahul R. , a recent MA graduate who grew up,on the island. His knowledge of so many aspects of the island was exceptional, pointing out birds, various types of flora and their uses etc. We saw prawn farms, coconut rope making and the slower pace of life on... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had passed Munroe Island many times on the train to Cochi always thinking what a small railway station it was . There's only a few local trains that stop there each day . Kollam is where you need to head to and either get a train from there or an auto to Munroe Island . The people on Munroe... More 

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Thank Jamesh64
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We initially went to the D.T.P.C Kollam to get a group tour to Munroe Island. We got stopped on the way by a friendly tuktuk driver who offered to arrange a private tour. He showed us a number of reviews from previous travellers in a diary which were all very encouraging we decided to go with him. Instead of getting... More 

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