Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nehru Trophy Boat Race.......

Here again comes the grand fiesta of snake boats....

The date this time is "August 9th, 2008"

To commemorate the visit and memories of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, people of Alleppey conducts this race every year on the second saturday of August...

The venue of the race is "Lake Punnamada"... which has a 1370 m long race track.

The advancement of the boats resembles that of snakes, as the oresmen work up their way in unison...

The preparation of almost a month brings its fruit here...

You will be excited with heat of the competition....

You can witness 'chundan vallm', 'vaipu vallom', 'odi vallom', 'iruttukuthi vallom', etc.. which are different kinds of boats used in kerala

a useful link to book the tickets http://ntbr.igitec.com/index.php

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