Backwater Village Tour
One who visits Kollam must go for the Backwater village tour at Munroe Island; You can see the village life at close quarters, unaffected by chaos and bustles of the outside world. A cruise passes through water bound villages, zigzag canals and beautiful waterways. It is a real feast for your eyes......
TWO TYPES OF VILLAGE CRUISES
This journey programme starts with a 45 minutes journey by Car/Coach to MUNROE ISLAND and 3 OR 5 hours village backwater cruise on a typical country craft through the narrow canals.
En route Covered
Munroe Island : This beautiful small village is surrounded by Ashtamudi lake and Kallada river. Blessed with a number of criss-cross canals and zigzag water channels,
Coir making is a home industry to almost all the village living people. It is very interesting to watch the coir making by the village ladies with the help of weaving Wheels. They make the coir ropes by hand. In addition to this,
Men are engaged in Fishing, Boat building, Sand mining etc
This Island plays a host to so many migratory birds from various countries around the world, You can watch birds such as King fisher, Woodpecker, Egret, Bee-eater, Crow pheasant, and Paddy Birds.
There is yet another rare chance to see the traditional Indian spice plants such as Pepper, Nutmeg and Cloves.
On the way, you can see the process of extracting coconut oil from the "copra" [dried coconut]. Among the routine traditional engagements, duck poultry farm and prawn breeding are common in all houses.
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