Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Snake boat races in kerala

Snake boat racing season starts with The Chambakkulam boat race is held on the Moolam star in the month of ‘Mithunam’ in the Malayalam calendar.

There will be participation of 19 boats, including five ‘chundan valloms’ (snake boats) capable of accommodating over 100 oarsmen each.
Smaller ones called ‘churulan’, ‘oadi’ and ‘veppu’ are the other categories of boats taking part in the race.

Other boat races are  Neerettupuram, Pulinkunnu, Karuvatta, Haripad, Mannar, and Kayamkulam.

Nehru trophy boat race at Punnamada in August will be the most prestigious event among the boat races.