Alappuzha : Vallam Kali aka Alappuzha Nehru Trophy Boat Race is one of the biggest attraction of Kerala. Every year lot of tourists throng the Alappuzha town in Kerala to witness the ancient native sports activity of Kerala.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2016 is the season’s first boat race and the boat race event happening at Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha town will be inaugurated by central ministers and State politicians. This year will be the 64th Nehru Trophy Boat Race annual event.
Live coverage of Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2016 will be happening on DD Malayalam Channel. Every year DD Malayalam channel will be covering the boat race live.
Live Webcast of Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2016 will be available on official live streaming linkhttp://webcast.gov.in/ and the live streaming of Alleppy Boat Race will start at 2.30 P.M on Saturday 13th August 2016.
Every year second Saturday of August is the date for Nehru Trophy Boat race. This year the biggest water sports event , the 64th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be held on Saturday 13th August 2015.
Its estimated that around 2 lakhs people are coming to enjoy Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2016. There are lot of categories of boat participating in this race, such as Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam (Vaipu Vallam), Vadakkanody Vallam , Kochu Vallam etc
Karichal, Kallooparamban, champakulam, Nadubhagom, Paayipaadu, Kaavalam, Alapaatu, Aanari, Cheruthana, Aayaparambu etc are some of the popular chundan vallam’s participating in Nehru Trophy 2015 boat race.
The history of the Nehru Trophy Boat Race is associated with the visit of late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India to Alappuzha. He chanced a trip from Kottayam to Alappuzha by boat, through water logged Kuttanad.