Alappuzha all set for Nehru Trophy Boat Race

  1. Alappuzha is hosting the 67th Nehru Trophy Boat Race which has started from 31st August,2019.
  2. Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a popular Vallam Kali (boat race) held in the Vembanad Lake near Alappuzha,Kerala on the second Saturday of August every year. 
  3. The most popular event of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams (snake boats). Hence the race is also known as Snake Boat Race in English. 
  4. The boat race is organized by the Nehru Trophy Boat Race Society under the guidance of the district administration. 
  5. Vembanad is the longest lake in India which spans several districts in Kerala.It is known as Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi.