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Snake Boat Getting the feel of Water

Snake Boats or Chundan Vallams are the main attractions during the annual Nehru Trophy boat race held on the Punnamada backwater in Alappuzha, Kerala. In this video you can see a snake boat getting the feel of water, prior to the race day.

Alappuzha, known as the ‘Venice of the East’ is the noted for boats and backwaters. The history of the boat race is tagged to the visit of the former prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Alappuzha. It was to commemorate his visit to Alappuzha that the race began.