Nehru Trophy Boat Race

August

Alleppey, Kerala

As the second Saturday of August arrives, Punnamda Lake transforms from an oasis of calm into a sea of enthusiasts with lakhs of people thronging to the waterfront to watch the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Named after the first Prime Minister of Independent India, this boat race near Alleppey sees fierce racers descend on the tranquil waters to battle it out and win the prestigious event. A victorious village celebrates it triumph for several months.


As the second Saturday of August arrives, Punnamda Lake transforms from an oasis of calm into a sea of enthusiasts with lakhs of people thronging to the waterfront to watch the annual Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Named after the first Prime Minister of Independent India, this boat race near Alleppey sees fierce racers descend on the tranquil waters to battle it out and win the prestigious event. A victorious village celebrates it triumph for several months.

Situated near Alhappuzha, villages from across Kutunad participate in this adrenaline pumping, colourful competition amidst cheers from a melange of local, Indian and International spectators who are wowed by the spirit of the racers.

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