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Monroe Lighthouse, Kottayam

When you are in Kerala, you shouldn't miss Monroe Lighthouse. Also known by the name Munroe Lighthouse, it is a key attraction in the archipelago of Kollam. It is surrounded by the beguiling nature in the form of tantalizing islands and lakes. In the foregone times, when the British established their supremacy in South India, 2 officials were appointed by East India Company as administrative heads namely Colonel Colin Macaulay and John Munroe.

During the tenure of John Munroe, this particular island was developed. He also built a lighthouse and a church on this island. Due to his great contributions, this island was renamed as Munroe Island and the lighthouse became a key attraction.

 

It Is Known For:-
1)   The astounding natural surroundings that define it as a perfect tourist attraction
2)   Kallada Boat Race
3)   The coir weaving/retting process
4)   Watching the migratory birds
5)   The Dutch Church

Nearest Railway Station : Munroturuttu
Nearest Airport : Trivandrum International Airport
Best Time to Visit : November - February

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