The Attractions of the Nehru Boat Race, 2009The festival inaugural ceremony is a procession of snake boats and several other race boats which from stunning formation in the serene lake. The snake boats are100 feet long boats that resemble raised hood of a snake. These snake boats can have a seating capacity of over100 people. As the race starts a boat is pulled by 100 oarsmen and around 10 other fellow participants cheer their team to keep enthusiasm and excitement alive. The teams are deicided according to villages. The track length of Nehru Boat race measures around 1400 meters or 1.4 kms.
Nehru Boat race is one of the eagerly awaited events. The vent was first celebrated1952 to greet Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, former Prime Minister of the country that year Pandit Nehru himself gave the prize to the victor of the race- since then the race has go the name of Nehru Boat race. Every year this event celebrated on second Saturday of August. Undoubtedly this festival is one of the most colorful sports events in Kerala. Nehru Boat race is held in the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha.Live Closest to the Extravaganza
The Nehru Boat race 2007 is a mega event for the Kerala tourism department. The tourism industry has taken several measures to ensure the convenience of the guests. Several hotels and accommodations facilities are offered to discerning travelers.
Guests will not have any problem in finding a suitable accommodation for themselves as the Alappuzha is home to hotels and resorts of all ranges. Guest can op to stay in Five-star deluxe hotels to budget hotels ehiech ever suites their pocket., You can choose to stay in Keraleeyam Heritage hotel and Lake Palace resort or the Punnamada Backwater resort, and Marari Beach resort.Nehru boat race is a vibrant sport festival and it is widely enjoyed and celebrated by the people of Kerala. As you witness the splendid Nehru boat race from the banks of the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, you will be captivated by the energy, zeal and enthusiasm of the competitors. If you will be touring Kerela in August then you must not miss a chance to witness the race.