If there is something that strikingly adds to Kerala’s bounty of nature, it is the traditional boat races that have been held over the years. Other than the numerous picturesque locations here, the competitive boat races add to the beautiful tourism experience of the place. And starting today, the season for boat races begins in Kerala with the Champakkulam boat race. The Champakulam Moolam boat race is held every year at the Champakulam village in the taluk of Kuttanad in Alappuzha district. The festival is known as Champakulam Moolam Vallam Kali. This is the oldest Snake Boat Race and it is essentially important because it marks the beginning of the boat race season. The Champakulam boat race 2019 is taking place today ie July 15. After this, a number of boat racing championships will be held in the state.
The Champakkulam boat race is held in the Pampa River of the Alappuzha district annually between the months of June and July. As much as 20 baots will be a part of the boat race, with 6 snakeboats known as the chundan vallom and 14 smaller boats. The winners of the race will win a trophy called the ‘Raja Pramukhan Trophy’.
Live Streaming on the Champakulam Moolam 2019 Boat race
If you have seen some earlier videos of the Champakula, they are so spectacular to watch. You can also catch the live streaming of the Champakulam Moolam boat race 2019 that takes place today on different news channels, who cover this big event.
Watch Video of Champakulam Moolam boat race 2019:
There are various categories within this race depending on the boats. This major event is a great representation of the culture of the place. Although it has other religious observances to it, it also represents the harmony and teamwork among the participants, irrespective of their caste and creed.