The Great Backwaters of Kerala


All races will be held between 2.30 pm and 5 pm.

Competition details

Nine Chundan Valloms will compete in a league format

Event Schedule details

1 Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Alappuzha District 31st August
2 Thazhathangadi, Kottayam District 07th September
3 Karuvatta, Alappuzha District 14th September
4 Piravom, Ernakulam District 28th September
5 Marine Drive, Ernakulam District 05th October
6 Kottappuram, Thrissur District 12th October
7 Ponnani, Malappuram District 19th October
8 Kainikari, Alappuzha District 26th October
9 Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha District 02nd November
10 Kayamkulam, Alappuzha District 09th November
11 Kallada, Kollam District 16th November
12 President's Trophy Boat Race, Kollam District 23rd November

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 12 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.