The Great Backwaters of Kerala


All races will be held between
02:30 pm and 05:00 pm.

Event Schedule details

Nine Chundan Valloms will compete in a league format
Sl.No: Race: Date: Winner:
1 Marine Drive, Ernakulam September 16 Veeyapuram Chundan
(Pallathuruthy Boat Club)
2 Kottappuram, Thrissur September 23 Veeyapuram Chundan
(Pallathuruthy Boat Club)
3 Piravom, Ernakulam September 30 Yet to be declared
4 Thazhathangadi, Kottayam October 07 Yet to be declared
5 Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha October 14 Yet to be declared
6 Kainakari, Alappuzha October 21 Yet to be declared
7 Karuvatta, Alappuzha October 28 Yet to be declared
8 Kayamkulam, Alappuzha November 18 Yet to be declared
9 Kallada, Kollam November 25 Yet to be declared
10 Pandanad, Chengannur, Alappuzha December 02 Yet to be declared
11 President's Trophy, Kollam December 09 Yet to be declared

A spectacle of passion, celebration and strength, in Kerala, the legendary snake boat races are much more than just a competitive sport.

It reflects the very pulse of the land.

For years now elegant snake boats (chundan vallom) have been used for the world renowned snake boat races that are conducted annually on the backwaters of Kerala as part of both rituals and festivities. Now, as part of a novel venture to protect and promote the tradition of the land, Kerala Tourism is launching the Champions Boat League. The league will be conducted at 11 different venues across Kerala. The main objectives of this are conservation and promotion of Kerala's traditional festivals, to create an annual event to be marketed as a Tourism product and to showcase Kerala Backwaters to the world.