Nehru Trophy Boat Race 770×300
Held on the 2nd Saturday of August every Year
62nd Nehru Trophy Boat Race 9th August 2014

Nehru Trophy Vallamkali or Nehru Trophy Boat Race is the most famous and competitive of the boat races held annually at the Punnamada Kayal (Lake), near Alappuzha (Alleppey) in Kerala. This aquatic festival, called as Nehru Trophy Vallamkali (also spelled Nehru Trophy Vallam Kali) in Malayalam, is organized on the second Saturday of August every year. Vallamkali or Vallam Kali means boat play or boat game, and the boat races, particularly the competition of Chundan Vallams (Snake Boats) is the main attraction for the tourists. However Nehru Trophy Boat Race ranks top among the list. Viewed by a large number of spectators from all over the world, this long-awaited Kerala boat race has become an international sports event. It is awesome to note that each village in the Kuttanad region participates in the competition. Nehru Trophy Boat Race is only one of its kinds in the world, conducted in Kerala, and the 62nd Nehru Trophy Boat Race 9th August 2014

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. A pageantry of boats accompanied him on the trip.The first race was an impromptu once conducted in 1952 in honour of Panditji who visited Alappuzha.In that race of snake boats, Nadubhagam Chundan stood first. Panditji, who was thrilled and excited in the performance of the oarsmen, jumped into the Nadubhagam Chundan, forgetting all security arrangements.The boat proceeded to the boat jetty carrying the Prime Minister.On his return to Delhi in December 1952, Nehru donated a Silver Trophy, which is a replica of a snake boat placed on a wooden abacus.The trophy bears the following inscription above his signature..

Contact

 

Finance Committee RDO, Alappuzha Revenue Divisional Office, 9447495002
Infrastructure Committee Executve Engineer(Irrigation) Irrigation Ex.Engineer Office, 9447145007
Sponsorship Committee RDO, Alappuzha Revenue Divisional Office, 9447495002
Souvenir Committee Addl. District Magistrate Collectorate, Alappuzha 9447495001
Publicity Committee District Information Officer District Information Office, 9447073329
Food Committee Tahsildar, Ambalappuzha, Taluk Office, Ambalappuzha, 9447495005
Cultural Committee Municipal Chairperson, Municipal Office, Alappuzha 9446363935
Transport Committee Inspector of Boats, Alappuzha Office of the Inspector of Boats 9447033961
IT Committee. District Informatics Officer, National Informatics Centre, 9446559585

Winners of Nehru Trophy Boat Race

 

1952 Nadubhagam Chakko Mappila Mattu Mappila Nadubhagam Boat club
1954 Kavalam Thomman Joseph Kavalam Team
1955 Parthasarathy K G Raghavan Nair N S S Karayogam, Nedumudy
1956 Kavalam Thomman Joseph Kavalam Team
1957 Neppolian Joseph Cheriyan Pongga Boat Club
1958 NeppolianKavalam Cheriyan Joseph T J Job Pongga Boat Club Kavalam Boat Club
1959 Neppolian Cheriyan Vargees Pongga Boat Club
1960 Kavalam Matthachan Kavalam Boat Club
1961 Neppolian Cheriyan Vargees Pongga Boat Club
1962 Kavalam T J Job Kavalam Boat Club
1963 Geargoss P K Thankachan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1964 St. George P K Thankachan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1965 Parthasarathy P K Thankachan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1966 Pulinkunnu Thommichan Pulinkunnu Boat Club
1967 Pulinkunnu Thommichan Pulinkunnu Boat Club
1968 Parthasarathy P K Thankachan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1969 Pulinkunnu C C Chakko Pulinkunnu Boat Club
1970 Kallooparamban Vargees Antony United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1971 KallooparambanPulinkunnu Nellanikkal PappachanChakkamma Kannotutha
1972 Kallooparamban Nellanikkal Pappachan Kumarakom Boat Club
1973 Kallooparamban Nellanikkal Pappachan Kumarakom Boat Club
1974 Karichal P C Joseph Friends Boat Club Chennamkary & Venattukad
1975 Karichal P C Joseph Friends Boat Club Chennamkary & Venattukad
1976 Karichal P K Thankachan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1977 Jawahar Thayamkari K S Vargees Thayamkari Boat Club
1978 Jawahar Thayamkari K S Vargees Thayamkari Boat Club
1979 Ayaparambu Valya Divanji Ravi Prakash United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1980 Karichal Ramachandran Pullangadi Boat Club
1981 ……………………….. ……………………….. ………………………………..
1982 Karichal Nellanikkal Pappachan Kumarakom Boat Club
1983 Karichal Nellanikkal Pappachan Kumarakom Boat Club
1984 Karichal Nellanikkal Pappachan Kumarakom Boat Club
1985 Jawahar Thayamkari P C Joseph Friends Boat Club Chennamkary & Venattukad
1986 Karichal Sanni Akkarakkalam Village Boat Club, Kainakari
1987 Karichal Sanni Akkarakkalam Village Boat Club, Kainakari
1988 Vellamkulangara T P Rajbhavan Pallatturuthi Boat Club
1989 Champakkulam A K Lalasan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1990 Champakkulam A K Lalasan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1991 Champakkulam A K Lalasan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1992 Kallooparamban V N Velayudhan Sree Lakshmana Boat Club Mulakkulam
1993 Kallooparamban C V Vijayan United Boat Club (U.B.C.) Kainakari
1994 Champakkulam Antony Akkarakkalam Jet Airways Boat Club, Cochin
1995 Champakkulam Jos Jhon Alappuzha Boat Club
1996 Champakkulam Anil Madhavan Alappuzha Boat Club
1997 Alappadan K P Poul Navajeevan Boat Club, Arppukkara
1998 Champakkulam Domanic Kuzhimattom Pallatturuthi Boat Club
1999 Alappadan Sampath Kaniyamparampil Kumarakom Town Boat Club Kumarakom
2000 Karichal Bency Randuthikkal Alappuzha Boat Club
2001 Karichal Tobin Chandy Friends Boat Club Chennamkary & Venattukad
2002 Vellamkulangara Sanny Jakob Kumarakom Boat Club
2003 Karichal Thampi Podippara Navajeevan Boat Club, Maniyaparampu
2004 Cheruthana Raju Vadakkathu, Kumarakam P.O. Kumarakam Town Boat Club
2005 Payippad Raju Vadakkath Kumarakam  Town Boat Club
2006 Payippad Raju Vadakkath Kumarakam  Town Boat Club
2007 Payippad Kunjumon Meluvallil Kumarakam  Town Boat Club
2008 Karichal JiJi Jacob Pollayil Jesus Boat Club, Kollam
2009 Champakkulam JiJi Jacob Pollayil Jesus Boat Club, Kollam
2010 Jawahar Thayankari Joseph philip Kumarakam  Town Boat Club

ACCESSING ALAPPUZHATelephone access code                       :+91-477
RAIL: Railway enquiry                             ph:2253965
ROAD: KSRTC enquiry                           ph:2252501
FERRY SERVICES: Enquiries                ph:2252015
SWTD(public boat service enquiry)     ph:2252510

TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES
District Tourism Promotion Council 
ph:22533058,fax:2251720
Email:alp_dtpcalpy@sancharnet.in
www.dtpcalappuzha.com
Tourist Information Office,
Dept. of Tourism ph:2260722
Alappuzha – House boat pre-paid counter
Mobile: 09400051796, 09447483308,
+91-477-2251796, +91-477-2253308.

How to reach Alappuzha
080 Km. South of Cochin International Airport – 70 minutes journey by NH 47
062 Km. South of Kochi – An hour drive from Kochi by NH 47
170 Km. North of Kovalam – 3 ½ hours journey by NH 47
155 Km. North of Trivandrum – 3 hours journey by NH 47
125 Km. West of Thekkady – 3 hours journey by road
050 Km. West of Kottayam – 1 hour journey by road

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