Willington Island in Kochi

According to history, all it takes is one man's vision and the ability to persevere against all odds, to bring about any positive change befalling humanity. The same can be said about the man-made structure flanking Kochi, Willington Island. It was the harbour engineer, Sir Robert Bristow, who proposed creating a man-made island while deepening the Kochi harbour. The mud and dirt dredged out were used to finish the island in 1928 and today, these 775 acres that adorn the backwaters, form one among the busiest trade centres of the country. Named after the then Viceroy of India, one gets to the mainland of Ernakulam via the Venduruthy Bridge. Its modern port, important business offices, hotels and buildings including that of the Southern Naval Command and the Cochin Port Trust., make it a vital clog of the Kochi commercial circuit.

A bit of history
Cochin Port in Ernakulam
Cochin Port Trust
Southern Naval Command Headquarters
Other peculiarities of Willington Island

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