The Island Homestay – Kollam

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The Island Homestay – Munroe Island, Kollam

Munroe Island is a group of small islets located in the Kollam district of Kerala. This 125 years old home is located in a very serene and calm environment on the island. It is a perfect place to sit back and relax while enjoying the rustic culture and food of Kerala. Travelling in a boat to reach the Homestay and a free tour of the surrounding area and boat ride through the backwaters make it a unique experience. It has 2 rooms with attached bathrooms. One room can accommodate four guests and other room has space for three guests. There is a beautiful backyard with complete isolation and fresh air of the island. A free offsite Private Parking is available at a location nearby.

Location: 1.7 km from Munroturuttu Railway station.
No. of Rooms: 2 ; Total Capacity: 7

How to Reach

The homestay is located on an island in Kollam city of Kerala at a distance of 80 km from Trivandrum International Airport. Perinad (8km), Kundara (14km) and Sasthankotta (17km) are the nearest railway stations with a high frequency of trains for reaching the island. Kundara (15km) and Titanium Chavara (25km) are the nearest bus stand to the location. One has to reach the parking lot from where up and down journey to the homestay in mechanised country boat is provided by the host.

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 2000/-
Double Occupancy: 2100/-
Extra Person: 100/-
Complimentary:  Breakfast;  Up and down journey from car parking lot to homestay in mechanised country boat.

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No extra Bed)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Facilities

Parking • Open Seating Areas • Air Conditioning • Television • Pet Friendly • Smoking Allowed • Barbecue • Toiletries • Hot Water

Food

Fresh and delicious Kerala style food is served. Both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food is available. There is a small kitchen on the premises where host cook delicacies along with his friend and serve it to their guests. They purchase fresh grocery upon arrival of its guests as per taste and budget of the guest. Parippu, Parppidakam, Sambar, Aviyal, Thoran, Morukachiyathhu, Karimeen Fry, Chippi Kakka are few of the dishes served by the host that are worth a try.

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Fishing • Boating • Meditation • Village Walk

Local Attractions

Malayilmukalil Pariyadavar Temple (1.5km) • Munroe Island Boating (2km) • Munroe View Point (4km) • Thevally Palace (15km) • Sasthamcotta Lake (19km) • Thevalli Palace (25km) • Ashtamudi Lake (26km) • Sardar Vallabhai Patel Police Museum (27km) • Kottankulangara Devi Temple (27km) • Mayyanad Beach (29km) • Mundakkal Beach (28km)

Excursions

Thangassery Light House (30km) • Kollam Beach (30km) • Neendakara Port (31km) • Thirumullavaram Beach (31km) • Kattil Mekkathil Devi Temple (33km) • Thanni Beach (33km) • Palaruvi Waterfalls (79km) • Jatayu Earth’s Center (46km) • Varkala (50km) • Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary (62km) • Thiruvananathapuram (78km) • Palaruvi Waterfalls (78km) • Alappuzha (89km) • Kovalam (93km) • Kumarakom (95km) • Kumbhavurutty Falls (96km) • Poovar (106km) • Kochi (140km)

Know Your Host

The Homestay belongs to Binduraj who is a native of Kollam, Kerala and has a great insight of the locality. He is a practicing advocate and his interest towards Tourism Industry led him to open his own Homestay on one of his best properties in Perungalam Island. He manages homestay along with his brother and is available at the service of his guests 24*7 upon their arrival. He loves interacting and sharing stories and his culture to its guests and gives them tour of Island by himself. He make sure Guests face no inconvenience, so personally escorts them to the Homestay in his Open Yamaha Boat. The friendly nature of host makes your stay a homely experience.

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