One of the largest man-made islands in the country, Willingdon Island is a stone's throw from Kochi. Surrounded by pristine backwaters of Kerala, the island is an ideal place to soak in natural beauty. The best way to explore the island is by strolling through serene walkways and admiring picturesque views of the Arabian Sea. Willingdon Island hosts some of the best hotels of the state and connects Kochi to the other seaports of the world. The island was created in 1933 and named after the then British Viceroy of India, Lord Willingdon. The architect of this artificial island was Robert Bristow and currently, the land is under the Indian Navy and Cochin Port Trust. The island was created with soil trench produced during the deepening of the famous Vembanad Lake for the construction of the modern Kochi Port.

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