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A gem of nature in the God’s Own Country itself, Kerala, this private island offers uninterrupted views of the backwaters for a perfect romantic hideaway.
What Is It?
Known as the Vini’s Farm, it was inspired by Aram’s father who was a conservator of forests. Located on Munroe Island, Kollam, this 2-acre property is a perfect blend of nature and aesthetics that could be all yours to leisure around and relax in.
The hosts, Aram and Vinita are absolute nature lovers with their efforts to conserve natural resources by growing their own vegetables organically and planting mangrove trees all around the island.
Aside from the fact that you have an entire Island all by yourself, you also have your own butler at your service to bring you some authentic Kerala cuisine made from their organic produces or learn how to cook a meal or two from him.
It is about 10 mins away from the mainland and you have to get there by boat which makes it even more interesting and unique.
What’s In It?
What do you do when you have an entire island to linger around all by yourself? And when finally your childhood fantasies come true? There are a bunch of activities that this island offers for you to choose from to while away your time productively as well.
Spotting River Otters and Bird Watching, fishing and swimming are one of the few activities that you could immerse in for a perfect island excursion.
Besides this, enjoy a sunset cruise on a country boat with the evening breeze to soothe your mind or take a cruise in the narrow and winding canals whilst the backwater villages. Take a farm walk and learn about the local farming techniques below lake level.
Catch up on all your lost time and simply rejuvenate at this island which is an ideal setting for poets, writers and artists alike. Besides, finding a creativity spot in this 2-acre private island shouldn’t be a problem.
How to get there: Accessible by boat from the mainland. The Island is about 25 km from Kollam town. The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, about 84 km away. There is also a train station called Mundrothruthu.
Price: Starting from ₹12,000
Best time to visit: October to May.
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