The most well known event in Alleppey is also the most exciting. This is a boat race on Vembanad Lake Alleppey Kerala 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 Kerala, just a few kilometres away from Punnamada Resort Alleppey.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race is one of the most appraised festivals in Alleppey town. The boat race has been started in the year 1952, when Indian Prime Minister Pndt. Jawaharlal Nehru visited Kerala and on his journey from Kottayam to Alappuzha via the water route of Kuttanad he was greeted by a spontaneous boat race to accompany and to bestow him a cordial welcome. Later on the satisfied Prime minister bestowed silver medals to all participants and Trophy to the winners. From then the custom of this boat race came into practice.
Till then the boat race is arranged every year in the month of August on the second Saturday at Vembanand Lake, a few kilometers away from Punnamada Resort. The snake boats used in the race are huge is size where more than hundred people can sit in two rows. It is indeed a great sight to watch the race from the side of the lake or by sailing in the lake water.
Punnamada Resort organizes special arrangement for their guests on demand who want to watch the boat race live. The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is located only 1 kilometer away from the resort. The resort management offers luxury accommodation is house boat complimented by delicious lunch, tasty snacks at evening, and live information about the boat race at regular interval to keep the gusto of watching the competition up.
It is indeed a great experience to watch the boat race from close proximity, and Punnamada Resort can guarantee your complete entertainment on this aspect.