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Onam 2022 Boat Festival: List of snake boat races, their dates and other details

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Onam 2022 Boat Pageant: After ready for nearly two years, lastly the snake boats are out to compete in opposition to one another within the backwaters of Kerala through the Onam pageant. These snake-shaped boats also called ‘Chundan Vallam’ are as much as 100-feet lengthy and go forward by rowing in good rhythm. The canoe racing competitors which was began nearly 400 years in the past is popularly often called Vallamkali. It takes place after the primary part of the Monsoon in India. Individuals from throughout attend the occasion in enormous numbers and have fun in glory.

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Here’s a listing of the principle races that can happen:

Kumarakom Boat Race

Date: September 10, 2022

Location: Kumarakom, Kottayam district
Nearest railway station: Kottayam (15 km)
Nearest airport: Cochin Worldwide Airport (78 km)

The Kumarakom race additionally knowns= as Sree Narayana Jayanthi is a canoeing competitors which is held to pay tribute to social reformer Sree Narayana Guru. Individuals have fun the event and keep in mind Sree Narayana’s go to to Kumarakom by taking his portrait within the grand procession’s nation boat from Sree Kumaramangalam Temple to Kottathodu, which is the venue of the race.

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Date: September 4, 2022
Location: Punnamada, Alappuzha district
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha (7 km)
Nearest airport: Cochin Worldwide Airport (83 km)

Nehru Trophy boat race is without doubt one of the most prestigious boat races. Hundreds of individuals collect on the banks of Punnamada Late to observe the boat race. Because the trophy title suggests, the primary race was held in 1952 when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru visited Alappuzha. Normally, it’s held on the second Saturday of August yearly, however this time will probably be held on September 4.

Payippad Jalotsavam

Date: September 8 to 10, 2022
Location: Payippad, Alappuzha district
Nearest railway station: Haripad (5 km)
Nearest airport: Cochin Worldwide Airport (115 km)

To pay respects to the idol at Haripad Subramanya Swamy temple, the boat competitors is performed on the Payippad river close to Payippad village within the Alappuzha district. This yr, the principle race shall be on September 10 after the Nehru Trophy race.

Aranmula Boat Race

Date: September 11, 2022
Location: Aranmula, Pathanamthitta district
Nearest railway station: Chengannur (10 km)
Nearest airport: Trivandrum Worldwide Airport (115 km)


One of many oldest boat races takes place in Aranmula, Pathanamthitta district. The story behind the celebration is so touching. It’s believed that marauders from the hills attacked the boat that set off from Kattoor Mana which was carrying the feast that was presupposed to be served on the Aranmula Parthasarathy temple on the day of Thiruvonam. However, when the locals got here to find out about it, they chased the attackers on the snake boat and introduced again the feast. Annually the identical scene is recreated to have fun the event.

President’s Trophy Boat Race

Date: November 26, 2022
Location: Ashtamudi Lake, Kollam
Nearest railway station: Kollam (1.5 km)
Nearest airport: Trivandrum Worldwide Airport (67 km)

One of many largest races that individuals get pleasure from probably the most is the President’s trophy race. The winner of the race will get a golden-plated trophy and ₹10 lakh as a money prize. The race is held in November within the Ashtamudi lake in Kollam. It’s the closing race of the Champions Boat League that units off with the Nehru Trophy.

Champions Boat League

This yr the Champion boat league may have 12 races, which will even function a small boat race on the Chaliyar river within the Kozhikode district.

Right here is the listing of Champion boat leagues:

Nehru Trophy | Punnamada, Alappuzha | September 4
Thazhathangadi, Kottayam | September 17
Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha | September 24
Piravom, Ernakulam | October 1
Marine Drive, Ernakulam | October 8
Kottappuram, Thrissur | October 15
Kainakari, Alappuzha | October 22
Karuvatta, Alappuzha | October 29
Pandanadu, Alappuzha | November 5
Kayamkulam, Alappuzha | November 12
Kallada, Kollam | November 19
President’s Trophy | Ashtamudi lake, Kollam | November 26

The snake boat racing pageant is organised by Kerala Tourism to advertise and preserve their tradition. It began with the Nehru Trophy Boat Race in Alappuzha and ends with the President’s Trophy Boat Race in Kollam. 


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