Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2023

Nehru Trophy Boat Race

The 69th Nehru Trophy Boat Race will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 11:00. Final At 04:00 PM IST at the Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, Kerala. The race is named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, and is considered to be the largest team sport in the world.

The race is open to all chundan vallams (snake boats) from Kerala. A chundan vallam is a long, narrow boat that is traditionally used for fishing and transportation. The boats are made of jackwood and can carry up to 100 rowers.

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a very competitive event. The boats are raced over a distance of 1.4 miles (2.2 kilometers) and the winning boat is awarded the Nehru Trophy. The race is also a major tourist attraction, with over two lakh people (200,000) attending each year.

Here are some other facts about the Nehru Trophy Boat Race:

  • The race was first held in 1952.
  • The most successful boat in the race is Karichal Chundan, which has won the trophy 15 times.
  • The fastest time in the race was set by Kottarakkara Thachan in 1997, with a time of 13 minutes and 39 seconds.
  • The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is a major cultural event in Kerala and is celebrated with great enthusiasm.

If you are interested in attending the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, you can purchase tickets online or at the venue. Tickets are usually available from early July.


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