Nehru Trophy Boat Race – Alappuzha

Watch one of the most popular boat races in the world and enjoy the Venice of the East the Right way. Snake boats from all over Kerala compete on the Punnamada Lake at Alappuzha. Have a idyllic and unique experience on a houseboat cruising along the hamlets and canals during the day and anchored in the middle of the largest lake in Kerala for the night.
Explore the sun soaked beaches of Alappuzha and head to Kochi for some shopping to carry back home. This tour starts on August 12th 2016.

Day 1

House Boat

Start your holiday being picked up from one of the most elegant and traditionally built airports of the country and head straight to the backwaters of Alappuzha. Live the unique experience of staying on a house boat for the rest of the day and night. The boats are self-sufficient and cater to all creature comforts. Pre-order your meal with us, including special requests and dietary requirements. The meals are cooked fresh on the boat and served as per your convenience. Cruise though the canals of Punnamada and Vembanad watching life on the banks as you pass by hamlets. Get your cameras and minds ready for that magic moment of the sunset. Enjoy your dinner under the starlit skies with the slow murmur of the lake and the boat slow rocking you to sleep.
If you are lucky, you will get to see one or more of the teams preparing for the boat race. You might even be able to interact with some of the team members and get a unique insider view into what goes into the preparation for the most prestigious event of the year for the team.
Day 2

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

Wake up on the house boat at sunrise to enjoy the sight of the sun rising from behind the infinite sea. After breakfast on the houseboat head, check out from the house boat and move to the serene Alappuzha beach for a brief but lovely time. The Alappuzha beach is one of Kerala’s best kept secrets. You can enjoy a camel ride or just laze around listening to the Arabian Sea beat against the coast. After a sumptous lunch, you will be driven to the Punnamada Lake to witness one of THE events Kerala has to offer. The prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race.
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held on the second Saturday of August every year. It is by far the most popular boat race in the boat racing calendar of Kerala and we would venture that it is the most popular boat race held anywhere in the world. The trophy commemorates the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s visit to Alappuzha. The snake boats, known as chundan valloms, that compete for this trophy can only be described as magnificent. The fervor and zeal with which the teams compete is to be seen to be believed.
After witnessing this spectacle of a boat race, you will proceed to Kochi and end your holiday by shopping at the finest shopping locations of Kochi to buy souvenirs including “gold” and banana chips to carry back home.
Optional Activities
Coir Industry Visit
Local Fishing
Speed Boat Cruise
Ayurvedic Massage
Canal Side Tour



Terms and Conditions of the offer

  • The special offer on this holiday is Valid till 10th August 2016
  • All rates are in Indian Rupees
  • Rate is for one person in a group of six people.
  • The offer includes accommodation and transportation (Innova a/c car) .
  • Bookings would need to be confirmed at least 7 Days prior to the journey date
  • On confirmation of booking 50% of the amount needs to be paid and remaining 50% two days before starting the tour.
  • Houseboat Check-in time 12:00 PM and Check out time 9:00 AM  ( Lunch, Snacks , Dinner and Breakfast  included in the price)
  • Silver ticket to the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on August 13th 2016
  • Complimentary Breakfast included during hotel stays

Cancellation policy