The Complete Travel Guide to Munroe Island For Your Next Water Trip!

Written By

Gopika VC

Munroe Island, also called Mundrothuruthu, is at the point where the Kollada River meets Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam. It is only 14 km square at its largest point.

It is a very underrated and undiscovered tourist destination in Kerala, known for its Alleppey-like backwaters but without the crowds. 

Munroe Island is the perfect place to restore your energy levels. This island was named after Colonel John Munroe, the 1800 Dewan of the Kingdom of Travancore.

Munroe Island consists of eight tiny islands and is located in the Kollam district of Kerala at the confluence of Ashtamundi Lake and the Kallada River.


This amazing island is accessible throughout the entire year. However, the location is significantly more picturesque and tranquil after the monsoon season.

Climatic Conditions

Munroe Island is famous for canoeing around identical arches. Ashtamudi Lake canoeing is peaceful. 

Top Attractions

Canoe Tour to the Mangrove Arch

It is a wonderful location to spend the morning and evening. This incredible S-shaped structure separates the gorgeous lake from the backwaters.

S-curve viewpoint

The Dutch Church is one of Munroe Island's older churches. The Dutch constructed the church in 1878. 

AD 1878 Dutch Church

This network of canals crosses Munroe Island before opening into Ashtamundi Lake. Boat rides are excellent around sunset and sunrise when the sky is filled with beautiful colors. 

Sunrise from the Ashtamudi Lake

One of Munroe Island's oldest bungalows is the John Munroe Museum. Colonel John Munroe's nearly 200-year-old home is now a small museum. 

John Munroe Bungalow