nehru trophy boat race alappuzha kerala

Snake Boat race is stated to be the sport event having the highest number of members in a single team. Usually, a snake boat is manned by four helmsmen, 25 cheerers /singers and 100-125 oarsmen, who row in unison to the fast rhythm of `vanchipattu'or boatmen's song.
The snake-boats, it is said, have its origins in Alappuzha with a history of over 400 years when kings of erstwhile Chempakasseri (Ambalappuzha), Kayamkulam, Thekkumkoor (Changanassery), and Vadakkumkoor (Kottayam) fought battles on these boats in the backwaters of Kuttanad
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types of boats

.Chundan vallam( snake boats)
Churulan boats ( vallam)
Odi boats ( vallam)
Veppu boats (vallam)
Photo Gallery Snake boats



previous snake boat races

.Snake boat racing season schedule 2014 (archive)


snake boat races schedule 2016

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Aranmula uttratathi snake boat race

Aranmula uttratathi snake boat race September 10 2014 (archive)

Details of past snake boat races (archive)

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