+91 98 46 060083tours@globestravel.com

Blog Detailed

Boat Races in Kerala

A weekend getaway toKerala, a one-stop destination to all your dream fantasies. Experience the backwaters like never before and tune in to see some spectacular events. With the onset of monsoon, the god’s own country is ready to greet the tourists on a red carpet as the snake boats (chundan vallams) are preparing to battle in the backwaters. Boat races in Kerala, locally known as ‘Vallamkali,’ presents a visual treat and a thrilling experience to the tourists. The backwaters literally bloomwith life as the rowers energetically and devotedly row their snake boats to the finish point. And the look of anticipation among the spectators! That truly is a killer moment. The history of the boat races date four hundred years back whenit was a common practice to settle disputes between the kings and the chieftains through boat races. There are many popular boat races in Keralathat are conducted annually where people from different regions participate and witness this vigorous sport. There are also some interesting myths and legends attached to these boat races. How can one forget the most popular ‘Vanchipattu’ (boat song) that was made famous by the oarsmen while rowing the boats with passion? Take a sneak peek into some of the most popular boat races in Kerala. Nehru Trophy Boat Race: This commercial event is organized on the second Saturday of August at Punnamada lake, Alappuzha to commemorate the visit of late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, to Alappuzha in 1952. He was enthralled to witness the enthusiasm of the rowers and hence,donated a silver trophy modelled after a snake boatwhich was awarded to the winning team. Champakulam Moolam Boat Race:One of the ancient boat race, it is conducted on the river Pampa in Champakulam, Alappuzha in June/July. It is held in accordance with the legend as the idol of Lord Krishna was transported in a boat to Sri Krishna Temple in Ambalapuzha. Aranmula Boat Race:A two-day festival held during the time of Onam, Aranmula boat race is conducted in association with the festival at Sri Parthasarathy Temple. The boats are heavily decorated with golden laces and ornamental umbrellas. Also, there are ahundred rowers and twenty-five singers who sing the ‘vanchipattu’as they row their boats. Payippad Boat Race:Held in Payippad river in Alappuzha during Onam, this race commemorates the installation of the idol of Lord Subramanianat Haripad Subramanya Temple. This boat race is held for three days continuously and has the largest participation after the Nehru Trophy.

Need Help?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's stand dummy text ever since.


  • LANGAWI,malayasia

    Langkawi is a beautiful island in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia; many people describe the island as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The island is not (yet) spoiled by tourists, which makes it a perfect holiday destination for travelers. Accommodation is affordable on the island. You can stay in a resort for a mere $30 a night, but also for $3000 for a single night. The island is especially renowned for the many great attractions. Besides that you can shop at some of the shopping malls, you can have splendid dinners at one of the many hawkers, or you can rent a motorcycle (moped) to explore the island (RM40 for 24h). The island is easy accessible from Kuala Lumpur or the neighboring island of Penang.

  • Genting Highlands

    Genting Highlands otherwise known as Resorts World Genting, is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group.The hill resort is at an average elevation of 1,740 metres (5,710 ft) within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. Resorts World Genting is operated by Genting Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Resorts World Bhd), which also operates Awana chain of resorts & hotels. It is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or also accessible by a cable car called Genting Skyway, which at its opening was the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift.The comprehensive indoor and outdoor theme-park was promoted as the destination for "Fun at The Peak". The entire resort was subsequently billed; "The City of Entertainment".Resorts World Genting is the only legal land-based casino, Casino de Genting, in the country and is owned by Genting Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Genting Group.


    Tung Choi Street is a street situated between south of Sai Yeung Choi Street and Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is one of the most well-known street markets in Hong Kong. Its southern section, popularly known as Ladies' Market or Ladies' Street sells various, low-priced products for women and also other general merchandise. Its northern section not far above Bute Street, has a wide variety of affordable plants, pet supplies and animals especially goldfish since it is also known as "Goldfish Street".


    The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tsz), located Po Fook Hill at Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin in the New Territories is one of Hong Kong’s most famous Buddhist temples and popular tourist attractions. The temple was founded in 1949 by the Reverend Yuet Kai and completed in 1957. The monastery is not residential and is managed by lay-persons. It should not be confused with the Po Fook Hill Ancestral Halls which lie directly below it. The monastery, which occupies over 8 hectares, is made up of two groups of architectural structures at lower and higher levels respectively. There is a pagoda, a hall, two pavilions and a tower in the architectural structure at the lower level. There are four halls in another structure at the higher level. The five halls in the monastery are used to house the statues of Buddhas. The main journey up to the monastery is an attraction itself, as the path is lined on both sides with golden Buddhas, each unique and in different poses.


    Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong. The temple is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon. The architecture is the traditional Chinese temple style with grand red pillars, a golden roof adorned with blue friezes, yellow latticework, and multi-coloured carvings. Aside from the Daxiong-baodian or Grand Hall, Sansheng Hall and the Good Wish Garden are also worth seeing. The temple grounds also feature three memorial archways. The first one stands outside the temple and is carved with the name of the temple. If you walk past the soothsayers and the fortune-telling stalls, you can see another memorial archway. And if you continue further along the third memorial archway standing before you.

  • CLOCK TOWER, hong kong

    Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloon–Canton Railway terminus. The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam. It has also been a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who passed through the terminus to begin new lives not just in Hong Kong, but in other parts of the world via the city’s harbour.

  • tian tan buddha

    Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction.The statue is named Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. One of the five large Buddha statues in China, it is enthroned on a lotus on top of a three-platform altar.[2] Surrounding it are six smaller bronze statues known as "The Offering of the Six Devas" that are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha. These symbolise the Six Perfections of generosity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary for enlightenment