The most well known event in Alleppey is also the most exciting. This is a boat race on Vembanad Lake participated and competed fiercely by a large number of teams. The long snake-boats used in the race can take up to a hundred people seated in two-rows. Watch the rushing boats vying to touch the finish line as the rowers put all there energy in thrusting their snake-boats forward as their supporters cheer from the lake shore.
The annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held on the second Saturday of August every year. The race is held on Vembanad Lake, just a few kilometres away from Punnamada Resort.