Cochin, Ernakulam & Quilon Backwaters – 5 Old Postcards

There are 5 interesting old postcards of Cochin, Ernakulam & Quilon Backwaters. Four postcards are from 1910 and the Ernakulam Postcard is from 1971. These places are part of Kerala State today, earlier Cochin & Ernakulam came under the Princely State of Cochin. Cochin or Kochi is now a portion of Ernakulam city which altogether comes under Ernakulam district

See post- Chinese Fishing Nets Cochin – Old Print 1922.

Using the search box you can get some more posts on Cochin. Two postcards show Quilon or Kollam backwaters. One is from the Quilon market area of 1910 and the other is a postcard of a double boat Jhunkar also from Quilon, now Kollam 1910.

Jhunkar’s ferry vehicles from one side of the river bank to the opposite side. Quilon or Kollam was an ancient port of call, frequently visited by Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Chinese, Arabs, and so on. Huge trade flourished between the local and foreign merchants. Chiefly on Kerala’s famous pepper, spices, ivory, rosewood, etc.

See post- Antique Hand Colored Map Plan Of Quilon Fort.

The colored postcard is of the Ernakulam Market of 1971. Cargo boats once brought in fresh produce into the Ernakulam Market. Unfortunately, the cargo boats which were cleaner with old-world charm have completely disappeared from the market. Giving way to more noisy and air-polluting vehicles of modern times.

Read also- Cargo boats to overhead metro: a history of Kochi in movement…

Did you know- Ernakulam to Quilon or Kollam a distance of nearly 150 km is connected by both road and navigable waterway.

From the collection- Vintage Oleograph Raja Ravi Varma “Laxmi”., Horse-Drawn Tram In Mumbai – Old Photo 1900., Cochin Jewish Synagogue Old Print 1927

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.