Alappuzha Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race

Alappuzha Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race is one of popular boat races of Kerala. This race is organized every year on Punnamda Lake, which is close to Alappuzha. It is referred to as a cultural event in the state. Tourists from all over the world come here to see this spectacular event.

The main attraction of Alappuzha boat race is the contest of snake boats or chundanvallams. These snake boats offer a fascinating sight for tourists. The colonial rulers gave them the name snake boats, based on a native boat of Norway.

The trophy is titled Nehru trophy as it was presented by the first Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru to the winners of the first snake boat race held in Kerala. The first ever boat race of Alappuzha was held in the year 1952 when Jawaharlal Nehru visited this district.

Alappuzha Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race is held every year on the second Saturday of August.

Last Updated on 05 May 2011