Activities: Trekking / Camping / Photography / Exploration
TREK MATES INDIA
Nehru Trophy Boat Race
3 Days Event
Arrival at cochin air port or ernakulam railway station.
Pickup from the re and start the sightseeing
Cochi-which is also known as the Queen of Arabian
Sea is a perfect blend of natural beauty and history!
It’s a place where history standst all amongst the
Sea and greenery.
Out of all the places you will see Here the most admirable is the Jewish Synagogue.
Also known as Mattancherry Synagogue, it was built By Jews.
What is attractive here is the Glasswork,
Chinese titles, Belgian Chandeliers and the wall paintings.
The second place you will visit is the Dutch
Palace built by Portuguesein1557,as a gift to theThen King.
A 2 story building, it has a central Courtyard and a number of temples inside it.
Near by Is the Santa Cruz Basilia and St.Francis Church.
After visiting these ,we shall take you to a beautiful
Restaurant to have a sumptuous South Indian Lunch.
After lunch we will move on to see the Indian
Portugese Museum, established by Dr. Kurtheera.
It Has got 5 sections including Altar ,Treasure,
Procession ,Civil Life and Cathedral .
In the evening We shall take you to Cherai Beach.
(Enroute we will Pass by the Cochin harbour. Here you can see Hundreds of ships fastened in all colours and sizes).
It is one of the most alluring beaches of Cochin .
It Also happens to be the longest beach of Cochin.
It’s The place where you enjoy the scenic beauty of
Beach and the Chinese Fishing Nets which make it
Ana together different place to be in.
Made up of Teak wood and bamboo poles, these are famous for The way they are designed.
Highlights of tour:-
Admire the Jewish Synagogue
Visit the Dutch Palace
Taste the Cochin Delicacies at your dinner
See the Indian Portugese Museum
Enjoy the scenic beauty of beach
Explore Chinese Fishing Nets
Early morning after the break fast we will move to Allepy in private vehicle.
Enjoy the Nehru trophy boat race
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is amongst the premier Snake boat races in Kerala.
It is held on the second Saturday of August every year and draws in a Massive crowd.
People gather in large numbers to watch nearly 100ft long boats compete against each other to the tune of old boat songs.
Punnamada Lake is the location for the race where The contestants line up to battle it out.
The story behind this water regatta getting its name
Goes back to the visit of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1952.
He was so enchanted by the sight of the
Majestic snake boats that he leapt on to one of the Snake boats him self ,ignoring his security cover.
Later on in the year, he would donate a silver trophy
In the form of a snake boat as a gift for the
Memories of the time he spent there.
Hence the race Would later Go on to be named the Nehru Trophy Boat Race.
During this season the are a comes to life with
ceremonial water processions and beautiful water floats.
From the huge chundan valloms (snake boats)
to small country rafts ,the waters are under the
control of the expert oarsmen who put on a show that one can never forget.
It is an art form in it self.
Evening we will check-into the house boat and night
Stay will be in the Vembanadu lake in houseboat
Start the day with house boat sightseeing entirely
Through the small path of Vembanadu lake while
Enjoying the village traditional culture of Kerala.
By noon after the lunch we will check out from boat
And will move to the Allepy beach.
By7pm we will drop you at Cochin airport or Ernakulam railway station
1night hotel stay
1night house boat stay+sightseeing in house boat
Private vehicle for travel
24*7available guide for assistance
All the meals from first day break fast to third day
lunch(3Lunch ,2Dinner ,3Breakfast)
All the entry fee
Tax and permits
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions
Nehru Trophy Boat Race:-
The Nehru Trophy Boat Tri Race is a popular Vallam Kali held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, Kerala, India. Vallam Kali or Vallamkaliy literally means boat play/game, but can be translated to boat race in English. The most popular event of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams.