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Kerala Snake Boat Races

Kerala is a illustrious Land of Backwaters, Lakes and Beaches. Snake Boat Races in Kerala are some of the most awaited events in Kerala which is being organized by a number of social and religious organizations. The boat race of Kerala is one of the stimulating sociocultural events of the state that representing the unique heritage cultural and traditional legacy of Kerala. Boat races in Kerala are considered by color, sweat, high-pitched folk music, excitement and cooperation. Kerala Boat Race are brilliant sporting event that attracts several local citizens and tourists from far and outside the Real World.

The Backwaters of Alleppey are the most popular tourist attraction in Kerala. A houseboat cruise in these backwaters is a delightful experience. Kerala boat race is a yearly event that takes place in the month of August or September in Alappuzha.These races are organized Basically during temple festivals which give this water sports an aura of religious sanctity.Thousands of people crowd the water’s edge to cheer the huge black crafts as they slice through the waters to a spectacular finish. The oldest of these events have curious legends and myths attached to their origin.The boat races are an integral part of the lives of the people of Kerala as they take it as a grand festival like others.

Kerala Boat Race Schedules 2015

Champakkulam Boat Race Champakkulam – Alappuzha Dist 11 July 2014 1 July 2015
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Punnamada – Alappuzha Dist
9 Aug 2014 8 Aug 2015
Payippad Boat Race
Payippad – Alappuzha Dist
8 Sep 2014 30 Aug 2015
Kumarakom Boat Race
Kumarakom – Kottayam Dist
8 Sep 2014 30 Aug 2015
Aranmula Boat Race
Aranmula – Pathanamthitta Dist
10 Sep 2014 31 Aug 2015

Boat Race are organized at different places in Kerala including Punnamada in Alappuzha.The annual boat races are actually a platform for the display of physique and muscle power of the local people.People gather to witness the biggest, and most competitive of all boat races in the state.These boat races also bred communal harmony and unity as everybody could participate in them irrespective of caste, creed and classes. These boat races have always been a part of the tradition of Kerala. There are instances in the history of Kerala when disputes between kings and chiefs were settled by boat races.


World Famous Boat Races in Kerala

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Ochirakali Boat Race

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Champakulam Moolam Boat Race

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Aranmula Boat Race

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Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

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Rajiv Gandhi Trophy Boat Race

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Neerattupuram Boat Race

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Pampa Boat Race

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Karuvatta Boat Race

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President’s Trophy Boat Race

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Indira Gandhi Boat Race

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Sree Narayana Jayanthi Boat Race

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Kallada Boat Race

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Thazhathangadi Boat Race

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