1-The postal system prevalent in the Travancore and Cochin was known as ‘Anchal’ system.
2-The word ‘anchal’ was derived from the latin word ‘Angeles’ which means messenger.
3-Government articles and letters were brought to the secretariat by ‘Viruthi’ people from the time of Marthanda Varma.
4-This system was modified in 959 K.E.(Kollam era).
5- Later Col. Munro introduced the ‘anchal system’