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Snake Boat Race


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Vallam Kali or Vallamkali literally means boat play/game, but can be translated to boat race in English. The most popular event of the race is the competition of Chundan Vallams (snake boats). Hence the race is also known as Snake Boat Race in English. Other types boats which participate in various events of the race are Churulan Vallam, Iruttukuthy Vallam, Odi Vallam, Veppu Vallam (Vaipu Vallam), Vadakkanody Vallam and Kochu Vallam.
The race conducted on the second Saturday of August every year is a major tourist attraction.

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Snake Boat Race

  1. 1. Snake Boat Race SnakeBoat Race
  2. 2. It is a formof canoe racing
  3. 3. Uses paddled war canoes
  4. 4. Mainly conductedduring the season of the harvest festival ONAM in autumn.
  5. 5. Churulan Vallam
  6. 6. Nehru Trophy Boat Race is The mostpopular Boat Race
  7. 7. The most popular event of the race is thecompetition of Chundan Vallams (snake boats)
  8. 8. Conducted on thesecond Saturday of August every year
  9. 9. The event is conducted inVembanad Lake
  10. 10. Interested can write