If there is something that complements Kerala's natural beauty, it is its traditional boat races that have been held in the state for over years. Other than the numerous picturesque locations of the state, the competitive boat races are one of the tourist attractions here. 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 boats will be a part of the boat race, with six 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 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 associated with it, the festival also represents the harmony and teamwork among the participants, irrespective of their caste and creed.