As Kerala awaits the monsoon experiences... India is anxiously waiting to witness the 66th Nehru Trophy- Snake Boat Race. It is conducted annually on the second Saturday of August in the Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha.
All the tourism freaks who want to enjoy this Independence Day Week can be there and enjoy the race. If you are already in Kerala it's well and good as it is obvious that Kerala is primely targetted place for a monsoon vacation!
EeYuva presents you the brief story of Snake Boat Race..Keep Reading.
The Snake Boat Race is a remarkable festival which encourages a sense of unity, alliance and sportsmanship. The celebrations in this event include folk dance performances along with loud drum beats and songs called 'Vanchipattu' that harmonize and encourage the oarsmen and spectators into frenzy and promotes a thrilling sensation in the entire race. The Race is Alappuzha's most significant tourist event, the snake boats are sponsored by different villages and people from all over the world come to watch and enjoy the race. The competition is rigorous, as each boat with over 100 rowers, race to the finish line with the sound of inspiring and thriving music.
In 1952, Jawaharlal Nehru sailed in a Snake Boat from Kottayam to Alappuzha. The incredible excitement of sailing in a snake boat made Jawaharlal Nehru present a trophy to the winner of the boat race. The trophy is designed like a replica of a snake-boat in silver which is placed on a wooden abacus.
If you are planning to be in Kerala this weekend and wish to own the thrilling excitement of watching the race you can book your tickets on bookmyhow.com. The prices start at Rs 100. Event lasts for 8 hours from 10 am in the morning!
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|Start Date||End Date||Venue|
|Aug. 11, 2018||Aug. 11, 2018||Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha Finishing Point, Towards East of KSRTC Bus Station, Alappuzha, Kerala, India.|