Nehru Trophy Boat RaceCurrently Open
- Address: Alleppey, Kerala, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Games
Nehru Trophy Boat Race - Review
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.
How To reach Nehru Trophy Boat Race by Public Transport
- Jetty boats to stop- Rajiv Jetty
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18.1% of people who visit Alleppey include Nehru Trophy Boat Race in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
35.95% 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
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nehru Trophy Boat Race
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Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Alleppey Reviews
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 Race￼First 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 .
It’s a very good event, some tips for those who are booking a houseboat for watching nehru trophy boat race, when you are going to watch the race from a houseboat you may need to reach your tour operators pickup point early in the morning, even if the race is only starting at 10am or 11 am you may need to enter the house boat by 7 or 8 am. It is because to skip the over crowd and traffic. It’s suitable for those who can spend the whole day for the race. In between the race you cannot properly reach out of the water unless your tour operator guarantee you an any time dropping facility, in some cases lack of taxi services may make you in trouble So before booking your tickets ask about the return policy and time
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, Kerala, India. 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. It was first conducted in 1952 and it became an annual event ever since 1954. The Snake Boats has to row a Course length of 1.4 Km. And the Current Champion is Gabriel Chundan. The snake boat which holds the record for winning the most number of trophies is th Karichal Chundan(15 times). KARICHAL CHUNDAN holds the record for being the fastest chundan in the race during 2016 where it had a Heats time of 4m:15s. The Nehru Trophy Valam kali is conducted on the second Saturday of August every year and is a famous tourist attraction.
The trophy point is where the house boat starts, gallery to watch the tournament is found. Pre paid boating trips are available, taxis are available waiting in the point to further explore as tourist.
Very good event. Emphasis history and culture of Alappuzha