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Address: Kochi Port, Off Kochi City, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Willingdon Island is the largest man made island in India, filling it with dredged soil in 1936. It is the home of the best hotels e.g. Taj Malabar hotel, the Port of Kochi, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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jamshedpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved the harbour area..so neat and clean with a lot of boats to take you to fort kochi,vypeen etc.the island jetty was not crowded and big cruises can be seen from here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The local ferry is very cheap, but packed. You can hire a private ferry to take a group across. Takes about an hour to get to Kochi beach.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Willingdon Island is the largest man made island in India, filling it with dredged soil in 1936. It is the home of the best hotels e.g. Taj Malabar hotel, the Port of Kochi, the Customs House & the Kochi Naval base of the Indian Navy. It is linked to the mainland by road, which looks scruffy & uncared for. You... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenic little island, it's not far from the Jewish town and other must see sights in Kerala. Part of the corniche is not accessible to lay people without permission, so don't venture off too far by yourself. Tour guides are available but make sure you negotiate rates in advance. Have some lovely sliced fresh fruit in jars and drink... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

A man made with mainly industrial use. But it also houses Taj Malabar. You can have beautiful views of the sea and watch beautiful sunset.

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Tirupati, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a man made Island. There is some fine hotels situated in this island. The Taj Malabar Hotel is also situated in this Willington Island. Unless you are staying in any of the hotels in this Island, you cannot enjoy the beauty of this Island.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Island was formed by dumping the soil dredged for widening the Vembanad Lake and named after the British Visceroy Marquess of Willingdon. The Cochin Port, Souther Naval Command HQ, Port Trust office, several Logistics offices and ware houses, class hotes etc are the main establishments functioning there. The Island is well planned with roads, infrastructure etc and is linked... More 

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Los Gatos, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Taj Malabar is the only reason to go here. The rest of this place is mostly industrial and harbor related businesses. Not pleasant!!! Taj Malabar is one of the best locations in the Kochi area.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

There's nothing much to do in Willingdon Island beyond Taj Malbar which is a really nice hotel. The Island has some military and government property.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is man made island and few 5 star hotels are situated at this place. All the luxury liners operate from this place. Even cruise to Lakshwadeep island sail from this island.

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