champakulam moolam boat race 2016
Date of Race: June 20th 2016
Champakulam Boat Race, Kerala is a traditional and annual snake boat race of Kerala. Champakulam Boat Race is conducted on the moolam nakshtram or star in the month of mithunam on the holy river pamba. Its one of the oldest and the most significant snake boat races in Kerala has history dating back to 1545 A.D and it directly associated with the Sree Krishna Temple at Ambalappuzha. The race is about 450 plus years old.

The winner team is presented the rajapramukhan trophy.

The winner 2016 is Nadumbagam chundan snake boat, runner up st pious

race schedule
snake boats

The length of the race course has been reduced from 1,350 metres to 1,000 metres.

heats 1

heats 2

heats 3







Churulan boats, having only 30 oarsmen
Veppu boats: A grade boats have about 65 oarsmen
Iruttukuthi boats are known for its shape and can move at great speed

How to reach the venue:

Champakulam is 13 kms from kalarcode junction ( close to alappuzha town) towards changanacherry.




veppu A grade


Asha pullikakalam
Jay shot


veppu B grade
chirammel thottukadavan


odi A grade



Dai No 1

Odi B grade

St sebastian
Sree guruvayoorappan


vengarayil puthenveedu









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