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Champakulam, Alleppey

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8 July, 2017

Champakulam Boat Race Kerala

Champakulam Boat Race is one of the oldest snake boat races that is organised in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. It is an annual race that has been celebrated as a tradition for the last 500 years and has been a popular event too. It is usually held in the month of June and July is considered to be the beginning of the boat race season in Kerala. Also known as the Champakkulam moolam Valllam Kali, the event marks the commemoration of the positioning of the Sri Krishna’s idol at Ambalapuzha. The festival has been celebrated with great joy and glee since the 16th century and attracts a large number of visitors from various corners of the world. It falls in the month of Mithuanam according to the Malayalam calendar and according to Moolam Nakshatra.

The historical and cultural relevance of this festival is quite high that can be seen during the procession. There are total 19 boats studded with jewels and decorated with colorful parasols that participate in the race and make it a huge affair. The grandeur of this race has been always a delight for the eyes of the spectators and makes them fall in love with the view. The race takes place in various stages and for various categories that include small and large boats too. Apart from the boat race, there are several artists that add grace to the event with their cultural performance and make it a memorable one. This year Champakulam Boat Race will be held on 8th July 2017 and shall be visited for a wonderful experience by taking a bus/flight/train to Alappuzha.
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- Aug 07, 2018 at 9:16 am
Rated
4
Good hotel and service .Very far away from city and also need to travel on mud road to reach there .Only issue is distance and connectivity which is not good .In rains you could stuck there as roads ...
Warmth Lake Haven - Alleppey, India, Alleppey

2999

Warmth Lake Haven

Alleppey, India, Alleppey

Approx 4 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.5 / 5
4.5 / 5
Blue Jelly Cruises   - Champakulam, Alleppey

50000

Blue Jelly Cruises

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 800 m from venue

Last Booked : Sep 17, 2016 at 8:40 pm
- Feb 08, 2018 at 6:23 pm
Rated
4
Resort has to be reached before 6 pm. Need to take a boat ride to reach the resort which is arranged by the hotel authorities. Location of the resort is good. Food options is very ...
Riverine Resort - Kanjippadam, Alleppey

2500

Riverine Resort

Kanjippadam, Alleppey

Approx 3 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.2 / 5
4.2 / 5
The Lake Resort - Alleppey

2000

The Lake Resort

Alleppey

Approx 2 km from venue

Kaits Homestay - Champakulam, Alleppey

2000

Kaits Homestay

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 200 m from venue

- Apr 19, 2018 at 9:48 am
Rated
2
I stayed in Tamarind on 6th April. The houseboat was fantastic but the services were pathetic. The food was always served cold. In fact on day 1 the food got finished before we could complete our ...
Spice Routes Luxury Cruise - Alleppey

30000

Spice Routes Luxury Cruise

Alleppey

Approx 5 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 2.0 / 5
2.0 / 5
Last Booked : Sep 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm
- Jul 22, 2018 at 11:23 am
Rated
4
Well, to start with it is a place in the middle of backwaters and you will be surrounded by water all around hence it makes the experience pleasantly different and worthwhile. To start with, the ...
Citrus Backwater Retreat Alleppey - Pallathuruthy, Alleppey

5200

Citrus Backwater Retreat Alleppey

Pallathuruthy, Alleppey

Approx 7 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.1 / 5
4.1 / 5
BLUE JELLY CRUISES AND RESORTS PVT LTD  - Champakulam, Alleppey

6900

BLUE JELLY CRUISES AND RESORTS PVT LTD

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 800 m from venue

Aquabliss Resort - Champakulam, Alleppey

4500

Aquabliss Resort

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 1 km from venue