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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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Hotels Near Champakulam Boat Race Kerala

Last Booked : Sep 13, 2016 at 9:20 pm
- Sep 03, 2017 at 12:02 pm
Rated
5
Stay at citrus was truly amazing. We was regretting that why we are not staying one more night. Service, food, staff , everything was perfect. As being a travel guide I would highly recommend this ...
Citrus Backwater Retreat Alleppey - Pallathuruthy, Alleppey

3700

Citrus Backwater Retreat Alleppey

Pallathuruthy, Alleppey

Approx 7 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.2 / 5
4.2 / 5
Aquabliss Resort - Champakulam, Alleppey

4237

Aquabliss Resort

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 1 km from venue

Last Booked : Aug 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm
- Mar 16, 2017 at 9:59 am
Rated
5
Good Resort... Value for the money... Best Service...
Holly Hock Resorts - Others, Alleppey

2100

Holly Hock Resorts

Others, Alleppey

Approx 3 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 3.1 / 5
3.1 / 5
Aryananda House Boats - Finishing Point, Allepey

Aryananda House Boats

Finishing Point, Allepey

Approx 200 m from venue

Kaits Homestay - Champakulam, Alleppey

2000

Kaits Homestay

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 200 m from venue

Backwater Nest  - Nedumudy, Allepey

4800

Backwater Nest

Nedumudy, Allepey

Approx 4 km from venue

Last Booked : Mar 03, 2016 at 11:25 pm
- Mar 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm
Rated
1
Very bad terrible experience. Never ever visit it.
Ourland Island Backwater Resort - Pallathuruthy, Alleppey

4500

Ourland Island Backwater Resort

Pallathuruthy, Alleppey

Approx 5 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.0 / 5
4.0 / 5
Last Booked : Sep 17, 2016 at 8:40 pm
- Jul 06, 2017 at 3:18 pm
Rated
5
Beautiful place in backwaters. Just loved the experience. Easily accessible through boat.
Riverine Resort - Champakulam, Alleppey

2300

Riverine Resort

Champakulam, Alleppey

Approx 3 km from venue

Goibibo Rating - 4.1 / 5
4.1 / 5
Lake Haven Island Resorts - Chempupuram, Alleppey, Allepey

3733

Lake Haven Island Resorts

Chempupuram, Alleppey, Allepey

Approx 4 km from venue