Kallada Homestay- Munroe Island

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Munroe Island, Kollam

Munroe Island is a group of eight small islets located in the Kollam district of Kerala. The island is located at the confluence of Ashtamudi lake and the Kallada river that originates from the regions of Western Ghats culminating into the Arabian sea. It has huge mangrove plants and coconut farms along the shores of its lake. Any visit to the Island is incomplete without a canoe ride through the heart of region. Do not miss traversing across its narrow canals and backwaters to the vast lake during sunsets or the sunrise. Secluded from the outside world even today, the Munroe Island stands strong to preserve the culture that the people living in the ancient days in Kerala used to follow. The residents here are exceptionally kind and welcoming by nature.
The Munroe Island is located 22 km from Kollam. You can either hire a car or go on a steamer. You can also travel by a bus or a train. The island has its own railway station called Munroturuttu. Trivandrum airport is 80 kms away from Munroe Island

The Homestay

Located right in the center of the island, the homestay is a blend of traditional architecture and modern facilities. It is surrounded by lush green trees and a garden. It complements the intrinsic wood work and carvings that complete the architecture of the homestay. Having delicious home cooked local food in the open dining area amidst the sounds of breeze hitting the trees and the chirping of birds away from any bustling noises is a relaxing experience in itself. There are 2 spacious rooms both with an attached bathroom.

Location: Around 2 kms from St George Shrine
No of rooms: 2, Total Capacity: 6

Know Your Host

Ajith and Anjana, who also have a kid, run and manage the homestay together. Both of them are extremely modest and hardworking individuals who’d put in every effort to make your stay wonderful. They are very eager to host guests at their property and one can feel a friendly bond with them in no time. Whether its your canoe ride or the village tour or any other query related to your itinerary, they will be happy to assist you through the same. The wholesome stay experience that they provide makes you feel comfortable and homely.

Food

It is Anjana who cooks food at home while Ajith looks after other logistics. They offer elaborate meals that include local vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes ranging from delicious Idli, Dosa, Sambhar, Rice meals to chicken and beef to a variety of native prawn, fish and crab dishes like Mango Prawn Curry that can be cooked on request. Mango pickle and Prawns Fry are the two dishes that you cant miss during your stay.

Activities

Sunrise & Sunset Canoeing • Boat Ride • Village Walk • Reading • Cycling • Fishing • View Kallada Boat Race that is held 28 days after the Onam festival.

Facilities

Parking • Hot Water • Organic Food • Air Conditioner • Laundry • Pet Friendly

Tariff

Single/ Double Occupancy Room: 1800/-
Extra Person: 200/-
Complimentary: Breakfast

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

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

Local Attractions

Edachal Church (3 km) • Kollam beach (19 km) • Kollam (22km)

Excursions

Jatayu Earth Centre (44km) • Varkala (46km)  • Golden Island (50km) • Thiruvananthapuram (78km) • Allepey (85km)

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