Kerala, a state located in the southernmost part of India, is one of the most famous tourist destinations of the world, attracting visitors in millions every year. Popularly known as Gods Own Country, Kerala has an abundant of spectacular scenic beauty with some amazing attractions. This state has many islands, which augment the charm of its land. Some of the famous islands of this state are the Dharmadam Island, Parumala, Ramanthuruth and Wellington Island. Another island of this state that is visited by avid travellers is the Munroe Island. You can avail various tour packages to Kerala to visit this island with your friends and family for an enjoyable holiday.
This island is located in the district of Kollam at the confluence of the Kallada River and Ashthamudi Lake. Named after Colonel John Munroe, a Britisher of the erstwhile state of Travancore, this island is also known by the name of Munroothuruthu. The island is spread over an area of about 13 sq km and has pristine environs.
There are many activities that tourists can indulge on this island like going on an adventurous boat ride offered by local fishermen. During such boat rides in the backwaters, tourists can get a glimpse of the rustic life of the island dwellers. Bird lovers can witness several species of migratory birds on the island, along with coir retting (a process used to extract the coconut fibre from its husk) process as well as coir weaving.
The famous Kollam Boat Race is held at Karuvathrakadavu-Muthiraparambu Nettayam in Munroe Island, and many tourists gather here to witness this race. The pedestrian march called Chittumala Theerthatanam, starts every year from here on the occasion of the Onam Festival. If you want to make a trip to this beautiful island, you can avail attractive Kerala vacation packages available on travel portals, which include accommodation along with trips to other nearby attractions.