Other prizes:

The top three teams at each venue will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh, 3 lakh and 1 lakh respectively. The teams that secure entry for the CBL will receive a bonus cash prize of Rs 4 lakh each for participating at each venue.


The Great Backwaters of Kerala

Competition details

Nine Chundan Valloms will compete in a league format

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 13 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.




Alappuzha Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Punnamda

August 11

Pulinkunnu, Alappuzha

August 18

Karuvatta, Alappuzha

August 28

Kottapuram, Thrissur

September 1

Thazhathangadi, Kottayam

September 8

Poothotta, Ernakulam

September 15

Piravom, Ernakulam

September 22

Kainakari, Alappuzha

September 29

Kavanattinkara, Kottayam

October 6

Mother Teresa Race, Mavelikara

October 13

Kayamkulam, Alappuzha

October 20

Kallada, Kollam

October 27

Presidents Trophy Boat Race, Kollam

November 1