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Nehru Trophy Boat Race – Experience it from the Best Resorts in Alleppey

POSTS POSTED ONJULY 20, 2018 Best Resorts in Alleppey | Paloma Backwater Resort Nehru Trophy Boat Race – Experience it from the Best Resorts in Alleppey best resorts in alleppey Referred to as the Venice of East, Alleppey or Alappuzha is one of the most romantic holiday destinations in Kerala. Alleppey is famous for its boat races, beaches, islands, backwater cruise, maritime products, Ayurveda, coir industry, lake view resorts, and canals. Among all other attractions in Alleppey, Boat races are the most popular and attract both international and domestic visitors. The Nehru Trophy boat race on the Punnamada Lake is the most important and famous of the boat races. Nehru Trophy Boat race is held on second Saturday of August every year and Punnamada lake front is transformed into a gallery with an estimated two lakh people.

The 2018 edition of Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be held on August 11th on the calm waters of Punnamada Lake and the iconic Cricket player Sachin Tendulkar will be the chief guest. Nehru Trophy Boat race is the most famous boat race in Kerala, where the boats are from “Chundan Valloms’ (Snake Boat) category. The Nehru Trophy Boat race is deeply soaked with the history of the stated. Jawaharlal Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was taken to see a Snake boat race in 1952 during his official visit in Kerala. The prime minister was very much impressed by what he witnessed and donated a trophy for the winners and henceforth, the event came to know as the Nehru Trophy Boat race. The Nehru trophy boat race is an energetic carnival and one of the most popular attractions of Kerala with a major role in tourism promotion of Aleppey. During the boat race, each boat carries 90 to 95 Oarsmen, 10 t0 12 Cheerleaders, and 5 or 6 controllers. The role of Cheerleaders is to sing Vanchipattu (energetic songs), mainly mythological and religious in nature, to keep the high spirits of oarsmen.