champakulam moolam boat race 2014
Date of Race: July 11th 2014
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 finals were not held this year due to soem technical reasons so no winner was announced.

race schedule
snake boats

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

heats 1

Champakulam | St George | vellamkulangara

heats 2
Karichal | ganeshan | anari

heats 3
Payipad | illikalam | devas





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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