History - Nehru Trophy Boat Race
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of Independent India visited Kerala in 1952. He was given a roaring reception by the people of Alleppey, escorted by the huge snake-boats. Having gone through the tremendous excitement of sailing in a snake-boat Jawaharlal Nehru donated a rolling trophy to be awarded to the winner of the race. The trophy is a replica of a snake-boat in silver, placed on wooden abacus on which the following words are inscribed.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race date for 2016
Event date: 13-08-2015 (13th August 2015 - Second Saturday)
Venue: Punnamada Backwaters
Nearest railway station: Alappuzha is the nearest railway station
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 85 km from Alappuzha town