about cochin - willingdon island

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Named after Lord Willingdon, the British Viceroy of India, Willingdon Island is an artificial island of over 1000 acres, created from what was dredged while deepening the Cochin port. Located between Ernakulam and Mattancherry, this island is the hub of all shipping, import and export activities. The Venduruthy Bridge connects Willingdon Island to Ernakulam. And the Mattancherry Bridge connects Willingdon Island to Mattancherry.  Many important buildings like the Government of India Tourist Office, the Southern Naval Command Headquarters, the Cochin Port Trust, the Navy Airport, Customs House and the Merchant Navy Club  are situated in this island, besides the Southern Railways Harbour Terminus railway station and some of the city’s best star hotels like the Taj Malabar, Oberoi Trident and the Casino. Numerous major trading and industrial houses and the Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry can also be found here. Willingdon Island is under the administrative control of the Cochin Port Trust.

Accessible by road, rail and ferry boats.  


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