Things to Know

  • Landmarks

  • 3 - 4 Hours

  • Activity zone

  • Adventure games

  • Bird spotting

  • boating

  • Childrens play area

  • Water games

  • Ferry ride

  • Fountain

  • Games

  • Swimming dress

  • Audio guide

  • Tour guide

  • Photographer

  • Restroom

  • Sitting area

  • Baby friendly

  • Disability Friendly

  • Couple Friendly

  • Pets allowed

  • Parking

  • Souvenir shop

  • Drinking Water

  • First aid kit

  • Help desk

  • Money exchange

  • Prayer room

  • Snacks counter

  • Cctv

  • Security guard

  • Charging Port

  • Dustbin


  • free entry

  • Adult

  • Children

  • Foreigner

  • Mobile Camera

  • Still Camera

  • Video Camera

  • Cards

  • Cash


Willingdon Island is the largest artificial man-made island created from the sand dug out while deepening Kochi port, which forms part of the city of Kochi. It has been named after Lord Willingdon, the former Madras governor, who was instrumental in implementing this island project. The main engineer spearheading this project, however, was Robert Bristow. A port hostel was built to accommodate passengers who wished to halt for a short while and it was named as the Malabar Hotel.  As per the project draft, a basic port structure was completed by 1939, just prior the Second World War. A deep wharf, a rail bridge and a road bridge connecting to the mainland were made to provide valuable infrastructure for the local war effort. A naval works was also built on the adjacent Venduruthy Island. When the time war ended, those working on island project got busy constructing landing craft for the presumed invasion of Japan. In 1940, a passenger jetty and customs house were constructed adjoining the hotel.

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Weather forecast in willingdon island



  • Sunrise

  • Sunset

  • Minimum temperature
    27° C

  • Maximum temperature
    27° C

  • Humidity
    94 %

  • Pressure
    1007 hPa

  • Windspeed
    3.33 m/s² Light breeze

  • Wind Direction
    302 WNW West-northwest

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