Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, Kerala Phone: 9447129011 Average Price: US$ 4 per person


The  Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali  held in the Punnamada Lake (Vembanad lake)
 near Alappuzha ,Kerala ,India .Vallam Kali or Vallamkali literally means boat play/game,but can be translated to boat race in English.The most popular event of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams.Hence the race is also known as  Snake Boat Race in  English.Other types boats which participate in various events of the race are Churulan Vallam ,Iruttukuthy Vallam ,Odi Vallam ,Veppu Vallam ,Vadakkanody Vallam and Kochu Vallam .The race conducted on the second Saturday of August every year is a major tourist attraction.

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