Witness the spectacular, the pulsating Nehru Trophy Boat Race! tHe most spectacular, significant traditional event in Alleppey, Kerala.


Overview

  • Day 1: 9th August - Arrival in Cochin

    Meal:

    Arrive in Cochin and transfer to Alleppey to stay at Kayal Resort in the backwaters! The evening is free at leisure to enjoy the resort as well as various events & activities around the boat race.

  • Day 2: 10th August - Race Day!

    Meal: Breakfastand Lunch

    After breakfast, proceed to witness the race! You will be seated on a motorboat to view the race, which will be positioned close to the finishing point.

  • Day 3: 11th Auguest - Return

    Meal: Breakfast

    After breakfast, check-out from Kayal Resort for return flight.

    • Airfare (ex Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai & Bangalore only)
    • 02 Nights accommodation in Kayal Resort
    • Daily breakfast
    • Traditional Kerala lunch on 10th August
    • GST
    • Transfers
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Alleppey Boat Race

 

Snake boat races are the most significant traditional event in Alleppey, Kerala. These spectacular events are usually held between August and October, and involve long thin boats powered by up to 120 oarsmen. The most famous snake boat race is ofcourse, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race.

Named after India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who inaugurated this race in 1952. Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held in the Punnamada Lake near Alleppey. This event is a major tourist attraction in the state. It is estimated that some 2 lakh spectators come to witness this spectacular show!

 

Kerala is considered as land of festivals, with numerous festivals falling across the year. The national festival of Kerala isOnam, marking 10 day long festivities across the state, happening between August-September. The second biggest festival is X'mas due to large Christian population in the state, celebrated in grand zest in many cities, particularly in Kochi and Kottayam. All Muslim festivals are celebrated among the community in grand way, especially in Malabar where they form majority. Apart from major religious festivals, most of temples hosts annual festivals as part of anniversary celebrations, famous for large parade of decorated elephants, temple orchestration and fireworks. The most famous among them is Thrissur Pooramcelebrated in the Thrissur town during April-May.

 

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