Boat Jetty At Ernakulam, 1950 Postcard
A 1950 photo postcard of the Boat Jetty at Ernakulam or Kochi. The city had a rich past with a multicultural center since ancient times. The Jews, Syrians, Chinese, Dutch, British, and Portuguese maritime traders were frequent visitors to the Kingdom of Cochin. Kerala state was formed after the union of Cochin, Travancore, and Malabar in the 1950s.
Crisscrossed with a network of rivers, canals, and backwaters. Travel by boat is sometimes inevitable since the route is shorter and reaches faster than the overland motor vehicle route. The many jetties in Ernakulam are interconnected by passenger boat service under the Kerala State Road Transport or KSRTC for short. This photograph shows the reclaimed area of the main boat jetty in Kochi (the building is not visible in this photo).
See the old Ernakulam jetty in Cargo boats to overhead metro: a history of Kochi in movement.
The jetty today Ferrying through the Queen of Arabian Sea.
Did you know- remarkably a bird sanctuary lies in the heart of the city in an area of 6.8 acres. The Mangalavanam Bird Sanctuary is a nesting ground for migratory birds.
From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Laxmi” Oleograph., Bowring Institute Bangalore – Old Postcard 1895., Bombing of Madras By Emden WW1 – Old Print 1914., Madras Central Railway Station – Old Print 1873