WHAT KINDS OF VEHICLES WERE USED BY PEOPLE OF SOME CENTURIES BACK?
One travelers’ guide was released in 1853. It was mentioned in it that it took 6 days to reach Nilgris from Chennai in a horse-ride.it was also said that it took 3 days to reach Calcutta from Chennai in a steam ship.
Nowadays, many of us use to travel, but in olden days, it was rare to undergo excursion trips. Pilgrim’s tours and merchants’ travels were only there. Those who went on pilgrim’ tours went by walk and merchants used bullock carts, Palanquin and horse-rides. There were boat- rides in the water bodies.
In the British rule, when Department of Posts was started there were Palanquins and horse services, in each and every Post Office. Like purchasing tickets in the nights, tickets were bought for the palanquins also. The palanquins’ service came to an end, when the Railway-service was started.