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Kerala, the land of boundless & endless beauty is known to be God’s own country. The marvelous place of bestowed nature is not less than a heaven. Beside rich culture, unique architecture, a well entrenched alternative system of health, superlative food, powerful art forms, and highly literate people other facts of Kerala such as dance, history, ayurveda and festivals are of great importance. Although numerous festivals, like, Onam, Elephant in cultural programmes, are celebrated in Kerala with great enthusiasm, but Boat Races are the one attracting many tourists from all across the world. Boat Races of Kerala are another, unparalleled attraction of God’s Own Country. Another great event as important as the land’s ethos as the elephant pageant. A sport that signifies the excellent team spirit, integration and amity of the people of this backwater country. An occasions of great excitement that is a reflection of a vibrant people.
The snake boat races of Kerala Magnificent fiestas that brings alive the tranquil backwaters. Snake boat races are held in connection with Onam, the harvest festival in August/September. Scores of long snake boats and other smaller crafts participate in these events. The largest team sport in the world, the snake boat races are preceded by colourful water parades. Apart from being a major attraction among tourists, backwaters are venues to the splendid festival of Kerala i.e. Boat Races. These are one of the main festivals in Kerala that must be visited during Kerala Tour to India. This festival is not just for the entertainment but it is to strengthen the excellent team spirit, integration, and amity of the people. The race comprises of a long boat, called snake boat, manned by four helmsmen, 25 singers and 100 – 125 oarsmen who row in unison to the fast rhythm of the vanchipattu.
The snake boat races of Kerala. Magnificent fiestas that brings alive the tranquil backwaters. Snake boat races are held in connection with Onam, the harvest festival in August/September. Scores of long snake boats and other smaller crafts participate in these events. The largest team sport in the world, the snake boat races are preceded by colourful water parades. This competition is the largest team sport in the world and is commonly known as Vallam Kali which literally means Boat Race in Malayalam. This Boat race is another unparalleled attraction of the “God’s Own Country” that is Kerala, India. This sport signifies the excellent team spirit and amity of the people of Kerala. People from all over the world plan their tour to Kerala to attend this splendid boat race and to experience the zest that this race brings in.Kerala organizes a number of boat races like Nehru Trophy Boat Race- Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha, Aranmula Uthrattadi Vallamkali at Aranmula– Pathanamthitta, Thazhathangadi Boat Race (Kottayam Boat Race)- Kottayam, Champakulam Moolam Boat Race, Payippad Jalotsavam (The oldest Snake boat race), Kumarakom Boat Race, Indira Gandhi Boat Race- Kochi Lake, ATDC Boat Race- Alappuzha and many more.