Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Nehru Trophy Boat Race is held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, on the second Saturday of August every year .
In the year 1952, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India visited the erstwhile Travancore- Cochin. On his way to Alappuzha district from Kottayam he was given a roaring reception by the people of Alappuzha, escorted by the huge snake – boats. Having gone through the tremendous excitement of sailing in a snake boat popularly ...