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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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- Jun 18, 2018 at 9:43 am
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5
It's a better experience. Access to the resort is quite tricky. the last 1km is a muddy path and runs parallel to a small stream of river which then joins the actual river. The entire resort is a ...
Lake Haven Island Resorts - Allappuzha, Alleppey

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Approx 4 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.7 / 5
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Aquabliss Resort - Champakulam, Alleppey

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Aquabliss Resort

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 1 km 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

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Riverine Resort

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Approx 3 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.2 / 5
4.2 / 5
Aryananda House Boats - Alleppey

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Aryananda House Boats

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Kaits Homestay - Champakulam, Alleppey

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Kaits Homestay

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 200 m from venue

Last Booked : Sep 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm
- Jun 16, 2018 at 9:17 pm
Rated
4
I would like to give 4 star for its location and service ...they will arrange a pick up in the house boat as this is located in the middle of the island ...hotel has a picturesque view...1 star has ...
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Citrus Backwater Retreat Alleppey

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Goibibo Rating - 4.1 / 5
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Backwater Nest  - Chennamkary, Allepey

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Backwater Nest

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Spice Routes Luxury Cruise - Alleppey

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Spice Routes Luxury Cruise

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Goibibo Rating - 2.0 / 5
2.0 / 5
Top Yard Heritage - Champakulam, Alleppey

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Top Yard Heritage

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 7 km from venue