Willingdon Island is an island that is the part of Cochin City located in Ernakulam District of Kerala India. It is port of Kochi and Naval Base for Southern Naval Command of India. It was named after Lord Willingdon that governor of Madras at British Times. The island is an artificial man-made island created from the sand dug out while deepening Kochi port.
Robert Bristow 1936 was the chief engineer and architect of this island , it was established by soil dredged out while deepening the Vembanad Lake to accommodate the new Kochi Port. Robert Bristow, the chief protagonist and engineer for the project, owned the first building on the island. It is also a major tourist center of Kerala and houses some of the district’s best hotels, commercial and industrial offices.
Willingdon Island on Google Map
How to Reach Willingdon Island
By Air – Cochin International Airport About 32 Km away.
By Train – Ernakulam Junction About 6 Km away. It is a major Railway Station of Kerala and is connected to most cities of Kerala and other states.
By Road – Willingdon Island is connected to Kochi’s mainland by road and the railway Venduruthy Bridge.Kochi is well connected by road from all parts of the state as well as other major cities. To reach Willingdon Island you can either take the road journey or you can go by ferries . Ferries here run at regular interval .