Onam, the harvest festival of the state is a source of major attraction because the boat race adds to its beauty. This sport looks significant as it is the largest team sport anywhere in the world and one can witness colorful parades in the water. Some water race or to say some of the boat race which is worth mentioning are….
In Allappey district, Nehru Trophy is conducted. It is a race where women also take part in it with lots of enthusiasm.
The oldest and the most popular snake boat race in Kerala is the Hampakulam Moolam race which is linked to Sree Krishna Temple at Ambalappuzha.
Another two day competition which is a beauty to watch is the Arnamula Uthrattadi Vallamkali. One can be a witness to the colorful procession of Lord Sree Krishna..
Payippad Jalotsavam is another one such boat race which is held and enjoyed by the people b y installing the deity at the Subramanya Swamy Temple, at Haripad.
Boat race is undoubtedly the most popular sports of Kerala and each and everyone of the state participates in it with lots of enthusiasm and energy thereby adding a great festive color to the state of Kerala. So plan a visit to this state endowed with natural beauty and having such attractive events as boat race.
The sports of Kerala make it a worthwhile place to visit and spend some hard earned money. It is the major source of attraction for the visitors of the state. Foreigners come a long way to watch this sport which is a symbol of unity and patriotism among the people of the state.