Cochin (Willingdon Island)

(Also known as Willingdon Island )

Kerala | India
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Cochin (Willingdon Island) is categorised as Beachside

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Reasons to Visit
  • Willingdon Island is a man - made Island, built with dredging materials obtained when Fort Cochin was deepened in 1924. It is one of the 4 islands of Cochin (Fort Cochin, Willingdon, Vypeen and Bolgatty).
  • Willingdon is an important naval base, it houses the Southern Naval Command Headquarters, the naval port and naval airport.
  • Willingdon is where one gets a feel of Cochin being a port and home to some of the best hotels in Cochin i.e. Taj Malabar, Trident and Casino Hotel.
Know It
  • Willingdon Island is connected to mainland ernakulam by a bridge and now seamlessly integrated with it.
  • Port Cities of India"Cochin Port is a major port on the Arabian Sea – Indian Ocean sea-route and is one of the largest ports in India."
  • Destinations in and around Cochin"Willingdon Island is heart of Shipyard area of Cochin where luxury hotels are located, some offering Arabia Sea views."
Access Information

Cochin (Willingdon Island) has 3 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Cochin (Willingdon Island) has 18 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

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List of Service Add Ons for Cochin (Willingdon Island)


Services Rates Starting From
Cycle along the Kochi CoastRs. 1950
Half Day Kayaking in the Backwaters of AlleppeyRs. 3334
Hike Bike & Kayak in KeralaRs. 4300
Kayaking at ThattekkadRs. 4000
The Backwater ExperienceRs. 4200

Bird Watching

Services Rates Starting From
Full Day Guided Bird Watching in ThattekadRs. 1445
Half Day Guided Bird Watching in ThattekadRs. 1167


Services Rates Starting From
Cycle along the Kochi CoastRs. 1950
Cycling through Fort CochinRs. 4000
Cycling through the Beaches and Backwaters Cochin (Fort Cochin)Rs. 3500
Fort Kochi on bikesRs. 1100
Hike Bike & Kayak in KeralaRs. 4300
The Backwater ExperienceRs. 4200


Services Rates Starting From
Cultural Art PerformanceRs. 650
Cycle along the Kochi CoastRs. 1950
Kalari ProgrammeRs. 300
Kalari Training ClassesRs. 556
Kathakali Make up & PerformanceRs. 350
Learn Yoga in CochinRs. 1667
The Backwater ExperienceRs. 4200
Visit to the Cultural MuseumRs. 56

Guide Services

Services Rates Starting From
Audio Guide for AlleppeyRs. 250
Audio Guide for KochiRs. 250


Services Rates Starting From
Hike Bike & Kayak in KeralaRs. 4300

8 Travel Ideas listed for Cochin (Willingdon Island). Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird Watching In Thattekad
  • Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Pilgrimage
  • Elephant Training Camp At Kodanad
  • Kerala in Monsoon

Stay Ideas

  • Vivanta by Taj Malabar – Spa Getaway
  • Vivanta by Taj Malabar Experience

Festivals linked to Cochin (Willingdon Island) (Kerala)

  • Malayattoor Perunnal
  • Thrissur Pooram

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    At Kerala Folklore Theatre and Museum one gets a glimpse of Kerala art and crafts. There are live performances in the evening. A visit here is very popular with guests to Kerala.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre, Live Performances
    Vadakkunnathan Temple is an ancient Lord Shiva temple at Thrissur. This temple is a classic example of Kerala style temple architecture. Mural paintings depicting various episodes from Mahabharata can be seen inside the temple.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    The Palace is over 450 years old having a typical Kerala Architecture and houses a collection of historic documents and relic
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
    Jewish Synagogue at Fort Cochin was built in 1568 and is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations.
    Heritage Site
    Santa Cruz Cathedral was built in 1905. Santa Cruz was proclaimed a Basilica by the Pope John Paul II in 1984.
    Roman Catholic Church
    St Francis Church is a tourist attraction at Fort Cochin. It was built in 1503 and is the oldest European church in India
    Roman Catholic Church
    A place that offers a wide ranging live performances of art forms such as Kathakali, Indian Classical Dance, India Classical Music, Martial Art (Kalaripayattu), typically in evenings. It also offers Meditation and Yoga classes in mornings.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Live Performances
    The Dharmanath Jain temple at Mattancherry is over 100 years old and is one of the prime places of worship for Jains in Kerala.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Jain Temple
    A craft village at Fort cochin that offers a wide ranging live performances. A visit here is very popular with guests to Fort cochin.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre, Live Performances
    Mattancherry Palace known as the Dutch Palace features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the royal family of Kochi.
    Heritage Site
    Royal Heritage
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    A complex spread over 54 acres. The complex has an archaeological Museum, a Heritage Museum, a Deer Park, a prehistoric park and a childrens park.
    Archeological Museum, Heritage Museum
    Museum of Kerala History is where Important scenes of Kerala history are portrayed through sculptures
    The Catholic Church at Pallippuram known as Church of "Our Lady of Snow" or "Manjumatha" is an important pilgrim centre for Christians near Ernakulam (20 kms).
    Roman Catholic Church
    An elephant training camp on Cochin - Munnar route and a popular for overseas travellers and families with kids for a bit of fun with elephants and a touristy elephant ride.
    Elephant Experience
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Fort Cochin heritage walk is one recommended for any heritage traveller. The Fort cochin heritage area is home to buildings that date back to the dutch settlements in the area and still laidback and full of character. Within a short walk one can visit Jewish Synagogue, Chinese Fishing nets and St Francis Church. There are several renowned heritage hotels here.

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  • Thattekad ( 68 Km )

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  • Anapara ( 220 Km )

    Anapara is a Forest retreat located at 50 kms from Kovalam and Trivandrum. Anapara is a forest more

  • Poovar ( 240 Km )

    Poovar is end of Kovalam stretch of Beach and is located about 20 kms South of main Kovalam Beach. more

  • Palani ( 240 Km )

    Palani or Pazhani is home to one of the most sacred temples of Lord Muruga and is the third more

  • Ponmudi ( 244 Km )

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  • Ooty ( 276 Km )

    Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial more

  • Kotagiri ( 280 Km )

    Kotagiri is a colonial era plantation area, at about 30 km.east of Ooty, 23 km. from Coonoor and more

  • Karur ( 310 Km )

    Karur is situated around 70 km west of Trichy. Karur is a stopover as a part of Coimbatore - more

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  • Trichy ( 393 Km )

    Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along more

  • Thanjavur ( 445 Km )

    Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian art and architecture. The Brihadeeswara Temple is more

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Nearest Airport in Cochin (Willingdon Island)
  • Cochin International Airport ( COK ) , Cochin (Ernakulam)-11 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Cochin (Willingdon Island)
  • Ernakulam Junction (South) ( ERS ), Cochin (Ernakulam)-11 Kms
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