NEHRU TROPHY BOAT RACE

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  1. About nehru trophy boat race

    Nehru Trophy Boat race held every year on the second Saturday of August at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha is an exciting festival of the people and a major tourist attraction in Kerala. It is a thrilling competition of the remarkable Chundan Vallams (Snake Boats) to grab the prestigious Nehru Trophy. In 1952 when Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, visited Kerala, he was given a warm welcome by the people of Alappuzha by escorting him in huge snake boats. Enjoying the thrilling moments of sailing in a snake boat, Nehru donated a trophy, designed as a replica of snake boat, to be awarded to the winner of the boat race. It was later known as Nehru Trophy. This spectacular event in which about 100 rowers sitting on both sides of the hundred feet long snake boats and rowing in unity and sportsman spirit in the background of harmonious songs called Vanchippatu, loud drum beats and reverberating encouragement of countless spectators, and rushing like huge snakes to the finish line is a breath-taking sight to watch.

  2. Name of Fair

    NEHRU TROPHY BOAT RACE

    Entry Fees

    100

    Visiting hours

    10:00-20:00

    Address

    Venue of the boat race is Punnamadakkayal. It is at about 4 km from Alappuzha railway station and walkable distance from the KSRTC bus station. Boats will take you to the venue of boat race from the boat jetty.

    Do and Don't

    Reach the boat jetty and catch boat to pavilion by 11 AM. Boat service to pavilion will be available between 10 AM to 12 noon only. Carry sufficient drinking water and food items. No liquor or smoking allowed in the pavilion.

    Additional Informations

    Ticket rates vary for different categories. Lawn Rs 100; Lake view Rs 150; All view Rs 230; Victory Line Rs 300; Rose Corner Rs 450; Rose Corner (Admit 2) Rs 750; Tourist Silver Rs 1500; Tourist Gold Rs 2500.

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