Princely State of Cochin And Harbour – Old Map 1833

This is the map of the princely state of Cochin, now Kochi with an inset of harbor and mouth. Before India’s independence in 1947, the Kingdom of Cochin was bound in the north by Malabar and in the south by the Kingdom of Travancore.

The map displays the princely states of Kochi and its neighbor Travancore of 1833. The inset shows the opening of Kochi’s natural harbour to the sea on the left. It also shows the Oyster mud bank and Bendovrthy Island, or Venduruthy Island. By 1936, the reclamation of both islands merged into a single landmass called Willingdon island.

In honor of Lord Willingdon the then Viceroy of British India who commissioned the project. Sir Robert Bristow, a harbour engineer, was the brain behind the creation of this artificial island. That is located near the northern end of the great backwater the Vembanad lake. Kerala’s backwaters run parallel to the sea from Trivandrum or Thiruvanthapuram in the south to Kasargod in the north.

Read about Backwaters in Kerala., and also 15 Best Kerala Backwaters. See my post- Map Of Travancore Backwaters & Coast c1866.

Did you know- Kochi is also known as the Queen of the Arabian sea. 

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