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Willingdon Island

Kochi Port, Off Kochi City, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Hotels lovely and interesting, but not a tourist spot

Very nice hotels on the Island. Interesting because it is man made. Otherwise not a tourist... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcia J
Large man-made island, but not much to see!

We were staying at the north end of Willington Island (Taj Malabar) during September. The island... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JenandNeil365
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Dublin, Ireland
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“naval base” (8 reviews)
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Kochi Port, Off Kochi City, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotels on the Island. Interesting because it is man made. Otherwise not a tourist spot...very little to see.

Thank Marcia J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at the north end of Willington Island (Taj Malabar) during September. The island seems to be occupied by a cement factory, the Indian Navy and other maritime related industries. There really isn't much to see here, large areas of the island are...More

Thank JenandNeil365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice place is spend our free time.It is a artificial island by British.We can reach there by road and through boat.we can also take some nice photos from there.

Thank Kunjppu
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I was surprised in my first entry, this place is looking awesome and it is different comparing to other places in Kochi. I felt to take my family to this place for relaxation. Wish to visit again….!

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is believed that this is the first man made island in India and was built by Lord Willingdon when he was British viceroy of India and i think that this island was built during 1920s.Its very silent place nice to see when you travel...More

1  Thank abhishekanirudh1997
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Connected to the main land Ernakulam by road-cum-railway Venduruthy Bridge, the man made island was named after the former Viceroy of India Lord Willlington .An artificial lake was made by the dumping of the materials that were dig out while Cochin Port was deepened.It was...More

3  Thank jojo5222
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Built by the British in the 1920s this was/is an incredible work on a huge scale linking Cochin city with the other side of town. Initially built as a defense.

Thank slapperlou
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Amazing reclaimed island. We stayed on one of the two hotels on the Island. The best way to travel was by the ferry. Well worth a try and only 4 rupees each.

1  Thank alantineke
Reviewed 18 April 2017

very near main city , within port trust area , has a nice long walkway next to backwaters , can be reached by ferry , not many tourists so pretty untouched .negatives land transport limited & park not kept well

1  Thank vinoopm
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Willingdon Island is a 5 minute ferry ride from the jetty at Fort Cochin. There is not a huge amount to do there other than potter around enjoying the flowers in the gardens and the sea views. We visited the Taj property for a hugely...More

Thank Cromerty2
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