Friday, July 17, 2009
Snake Boat Race in Alappuzha
During the months of August and September, the snake boat races are held in Kerala. During the festival season of Onam, these races are held here and it attracts large number of tourists.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in Alappuzha:
This is one of the exciting events took place in Kerala. In 1952 Jawaharlal Nehru excited to see the boat race and he presented the Nehru Trophy to Alappuzha people. As his suggestion the annual boat race is conducted here. This trophy is in Silver and the base is replica of Snake Boat.
This is a thrilling race – 100 people sit in the Snake Boat and the rowers, row in unison and the singers in the boat sang in fast rhythm. In the Champakulam Lake the race is held every year. This is very popular and it attracts large number of foreign tourists here.