Kerala Backwaters & Cargo Boats, 1922 Print

Kerala Backwaters & Cargo Boats, 1922 Print

An old 1922 print of the Kerala Backwaters and cargo boats. Shows country boats laden with cargo on the backwaters lined with lush coconut trees. Since Kerala was only created in 1956 with the merging of Travancore, Cochin, and Malabar states.  The backwaters in Kerala are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes, and streams.

It cuts across the whole length and breadth of the state. Uniquely on one side is the Western Ghats and on the other side is the ocean. Sadly, these boats pictured have faded out because of the advent of motorized road vehicles. Although the legacy still lives on in the form of houseboats. Which is a major draw to Kerala’s tourism now.

Read more- A history of Kochi in movement., and Kettuvallom.

Did you know- Anamudi Peak in Idukki district(Kerala) has the highest point (2695 m) in India outside of the Himalayas

From the collection-Antique Painting of Madras Fort St George., Coir Retting By Travancore Women – Old Photo 1870., The Dutch Capture of Cochin – Antique Plan 1702

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