Nehru Trophy Boat Race at Punnamada, Alappuzha is one of the most significant and colourful boat races in Kerala. The 1st race in 1952 was impromptu in honour of Jawaharlal Nehru, when he visited Allapuzha. It is a world renowned event, held annually on the second Saturday of the month of August in the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha.
The most prestigious and interesting event among the races is the competition of the “Chundan Vallam” or the snake boats. In this race, majestic boats measuring a length of 30 to 60 metres (over 100 ft) with a raised prow, are quite impressive and can accommodate around 100 rowers, 4 helmsmen and 25 cheer leaders.
The boats are well decorated with colourful trimmings and umbrellas during the race. Champakulam, Kavalam, Karichal, Jawahar Thayangari, Kallooparamban, Pacha, Pulincunnu, Nedubhagam, Cheruthana, Kandangari and Paippad are the chief competitors for the trophy.
Other types boats which participate in various events of the race are Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam (Vaipu Vallam), Vadakkanody Vallam and Kochu Vallam.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2016 :
In 2016, Nehru Trophy Boat Race will take place on 13 August 2016. It will be the 64th edition of Nehru Boat Race.
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Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2016 Live Telecast & Streaming :
Live Telecast of Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2016 will be available on Manorama News, Asianet News, Jaihind TV, and other local television channels.
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