The most prominent and prestigious among Kerala’s boat races is the Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race held in memory of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on Punnamada lake near Alleppey. All kinds of colourful boats participate and up to 70 boats take part in this lively and exciting event. Monsoon is certainly the best time
The onset of the monsoon means the season of boat races in Kerala but none is more important or prestigious than the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Named after the former PM, the race is held in Alleppey on the Punnamada backwaters and is fiercely contested by at least 70 colourful and richly decorated boats and
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Onam, the national festival of Kerala marks its beginning with Athachamayam celebration in Tripunithura. It starts from the first of Chingam and ends in ten days. Chingam, the month of celebrations in Kerala is also the beginning of Malayalam calendar year. The festival starts with Athachamayam falls during the English month between August and September.