Nehru Trophy Boat Race

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  • Address: Alleppey, Kerala, India
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Games

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race on the Punnamda Lake, near Alleppey is the most famous of the boat races. The very first boat race was fought back in 1954. On the day of this fiercely fought boat race, the lakefront is transformed into a sea of humanity with over two lakh people, including tourists from abroad. The major significance of the boat race is the competition of snake boats chundanvallams or snake boats. Chundans are an impressive sight, measuring over 100 feet in length, with a raised prow.

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  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race Address: Alleppey, Kerala, India
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race Timing: 24-hrs
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Nehru Trophy Boat Race: 00:30 Mins
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  • 4.56% of people who visit Alleppey include Nehru Trophy Boat Race in their plan

  • 42.24% of people start their Nehru Trophy Boat Race visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nehru Trophy Boat Race

People normally club together Pathiramanal Island and Aryas Vegetarian Restaurant while planning their visit to Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Great experience! One does need to witness the magnificent "Chundan Vallams" with the about 80 rowers all rowing in unison as well as the cacophony of the guys providing the rhythm. Advisable to carry along food and drinking water. Advisable to reach early in order to get the seats with the best view.

  • Most Amazing Boat race of India. Very popular world wide. it is conducted on the Punnamda Lake, near Alappuzha, aka alleppey on the second Saturday of August every year. it was like festival here, all local people & and from world wide gather here to witness this amazing event. if you want see this race book your stay in advance in nearby hotels.

  • Unique. Must experience

  • Boat race is like heart beats.

  • The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali held in the Punnamada 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 (snake boats). Hence the race is also known as Snake Boat Race in English. Other categories of 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. നെഹ്റു ട്രോഫി വള്ളം കളി Nehru Trophy Boat RaceFirst boat race1952Annual event since1954Current championGabriel ChundanCoursePunnamada Lake, Alappuzha KeralaCourse length1.4 km (0.9 miles)TrophyNehru Trophy The Nehru Trophy Valam kali is conducted on the second Saturday of August every year and is a famous tourist attraction .

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