CHAMPAKKULAM BOAT RACE

Champakkulam Boat Race

Champakkulam boat race takes place at Champakkulam village in Alappuzha district. It is held on river Pamba on the month of Midhunam(June/July). Champakkulam Boat Race

The Champakulam boat race is the oldest and most popular vallam kali (boat race) in Kerala. On the day of the race, people, both locals and travellers from far off places, stand on the river bank to enjoy the race. Boats in various categories like the chundan (snake boat), veppu, iruttu kuthi, churulan and others from nearby regions assemble at the starting point of the race but the snake boats with its fascinating design catch the attention of all.

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