Willingdon Island was created by the visionary harbour
engineer, Sir Robert Bristow, who foresaw the possibility
of creating a man-made island while deepening the Kochi
harbour. In 1928, during the modernisation of the harbour
under Bristow’s supervision, the mud and materials dredged
out was used to create an island. Today, after about
82 years, the island, with an ar ea of around 775 acres
amidst the backwaters, is one of the bustling port centres
of the country.