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Alumkadavu (23 km from Kollam) is halfway on the route to Alappuzha from Kollam. This quiet little backwater village in Karunagapally town is famed for its boat building yard. It is here that the gigantic 'kettuvallams' (cargo boats of rural Kerala) were built. Today the Kettuvallams which were long replaced by modern means of transport, have been converted into houseboats.
Munroe thuruth or Munroe Island is a beautiful place surrounded by Kallada river, Ashtamudi Lake and [Sasthamkotta Lake] in Kollam district. Munroe Island is a cluster of eight tiny islands, blessed with a number of criss-cross canals and zigzag water channels, 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.
Kollam Backwaters Video