Thazhathangadi Boat Race is conducted during Onam the Harvest Festival of Kerala in South India. Thazhathangadi Boat Race is fall either in the Month of August or September every year respectively.Thazhathangadi near Kottayam Town is one of the oldest trade centers in Kerala that hosts the oldest Boat Racing competition in Kerala. It is a week long event, at Thazhathangadi, which is made beautiful with water carnivals and various boat races. The main attraction is the snake boat race. Some of the other kinds of race boats that take part in the competition include churulans, oadis and irrutukuthies.
Time : August or September
Venue: Meenachil river
The Boats complete with each other in the water of “Meenachil River” that was immortalized in the Novel “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy.It is Kerala’s most important celebration, which is pleasing to ones eyes when the race boats dart through the water in a rhythmic pattern. It is a week long event at Thazhathangadi.