Beautifully housed in the heart of Kochi, the 82-year old Willingdon Island showcases the spectacular prowess and the intellectual level of human mind, and is counted as one of the best places to see in Ernakulam. The archipelago is named after Lord Willingdon, the British Viceroy of India, and is one of the largest human-made islands in India. This beautiful island provides efficient connectivity between Kochi port and other national and international ports, and is home to some of the opulent resorts and commercial and industrial buildings of the district.
The artificial islands surrounded by the mesmerizing Kerala backwaters, also serve as headquarter for the southern naval base of the Indian Navy and Central Institute of Fisheries Technology. Apart from the commercial purposes, the island has become a popular weekend getaway destination amongst locals and tourists alike. One must visit this place to experience absolute bliss and rare natural beauty.