Island Of Kerala - Monroe Island, Vypin Island, Willington Island

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Monroe Island - Kollam is a busy market town in Kerala surrounded by coconut palms and cashew plantations. It’s situated on the banks of the Ashtamundi Lake. On the guided tours through Monroe Island you can see prawn and fish farming and coir making. Monroe Island is also known as Munroethuruthu. It’s named after the Englishman, Late Mr. Monroe who resided at Kundara, a town nearby.

Vypin –It’s an island in Ernakulam district of Kerala. It was formed in the year 1341 after a heavy flood. It has a credit to itself – the island which has the highest density of population in the world. You can get here by road, by boat from Fort Cochin and Kochi mainland. A bridge built in 2005 connects Vypin to the main land.Cherai Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala borders the northern end of Vypin Island. There is a newly constructed walkway and several shops and restaurants. It’s a famous tourist spot. A brief 5-km drive will take you to the Pallipuram Fort, one of the first forts to be built by the Europeans in Kerala. A little further is Kottayil Kovilakam, where a Jewish synagogue, a church, a temple and a mosque co-exist in peaceful communal harmony in the same compound.

Willington Island - It is a man-made island located off the coast of Cochin. it was created from the materials dredged while deepening the Kochi Port. It's named after Lord Willingdon, the erstwhile governor of Madras. It used to serve as a military base for the Royal Air Force. The Cochin shipyard is also located close to this island. This island has a number of offices, national and international banks, travel agencies and of course many shopping areas too.

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