Munroe Island, locally known as Munroe Thuruth, is a collection of eight small islands. Located at a distance of about 27 km from Kollam, this place is accessible by road and backwaters. The island takes its names from Colonel John Munroe, British official who was instrumental to the construction of canals and the integration of backwater cruising routes in the region.
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Today Munroe Island is a much sought-after tourist destination attracting thousands of travelers with its scenic beauty and sightseeing options. The island has two temples (Mulachanthara Temple and Kalluvila Temple) and an ancient church built in 1878. Palliyam Thuruth of the island draws travelers with its beauty and tranquility.
The island is located at the point where Ashtamudi Backwaters merge with River Kallada. It is an ideal place for holidaying and visitors can engage in many activities such as sightseeing, bird watching and fishing. The place is famed for its coir industry and travelers will get the unique opportunity to watch coir making process.