61st Nehru trophy Boat Race Alappuzha Kerala

Punnamada welcomes you to 61st Nehru trophy Boat Race-10 Aug 2013-Alappuzha, Kerala

The men have geared up for the battle. The snake boats are all ready to go. Since 1952 second Saturday of August is looked up as a day of excitement and thrills. The Nehru trophy boat race, Kerala’s muchawaited regatta is held on the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha.
More about Nehru trophy boat race…

  • The regatta is named after the then Prime Minister, the late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • A one day event in which various teams on their snake boats compete with each other. On this particular day, the one can see thousands of spectators from around the globe.
  • Chundanvallams better know as snake boats steal the spotlight on this particular day. Often measuring over 100 feet in length, with a raised prow they are majestic in themselves.
  • The former colonial rulers thought these boats bore a resemblance to their European namesakes and the name snake boat stuck.
  • Hundreds of spectators surging forward from their seats cheering the riders while men strike their paddles on the lake forms the thrill of the event.

Like every year, Punnamada Resort has started our arrangements to welcome our guests to the long-awaited Nehru Trophy Boat Race which is to be held on the 10th of August 2013.

Situated on the shores of the enchanting Vembanad Lake at Alappuzha, Punnamada Resort spreads over 10.5 acres with water facade stretching over a kilometer. The resort is well connected by roadways and airways, the nearest airport being the Cochin International airport.

Kerala’s ancient architecture and ambience are combined with a selection of international conveniences offering you the soul of the true Kerala. The resort provides the ease of a fine living with its offers consisting of Garden villas, Lakeview Villas and Duplex villas, all placed within greenery and close to the coolness of the backwaters.

At Punnamada resort we have multi-cuisine restaurant for our guests who hail from different ethnicity. The restaurant delivers 24-hour service with different choice of food along with a selection of the finest wines as complement.

Punnamada resort stands near to the starting point of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. So we are equipped with special facilities that the guests can avail during boat-race season. The resort has also arranged an exclusive boat to ferry our guests to and from the venue of the boat race.

The boat is rather special. It comes a package inclusive of Buffet Lunch, Tea and Coffee with snacks, Live Commentary on boat race and Live Cultural programs during breaks all for the cost of Rs. 4000 per person.Punnamada resort has also come up with specially designed T-shirts and caps to celebrate the occasion even further. To make it more exciting we offer a chance to witness firsthand the winning moment of the boat race from the finishing line.

Anyone who loves to be part of the thrill can register online by going to our homepage http://www.punnamada.com/. Or call us at +91 4772233690/91, +91 9447144500, 9446053040, 9446053080.