Named after the former Viceroy of India, lord Willington, Willington Island is connected to the mainland Ernakulam by road-cum-railway Venduruthy Bridge. An artificial lake that was made by the dumping of the materials that were dug out while Cochin Port was being deepened. Willington Island today plays an important role in the city of Kochi and houses some of the district's best hotels, commercial and industrial offices.
Apart from these, it is here that the airport is positioned along with
the shipbuilding yard, wharf, the Southern Naval Command Head Quarters
and the customs house. Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industries has
been strategically placed here, as is the Government of India Tourist
Information Office in the vicinity of the airport. This island is a hub
of activity with a number of offices, branches of national and
international banks, travel agencies and souvenir shops warehouses and
one cannot possibly miss visiting the place while being in the city of
Kochi, if just for some necessity.