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Backwater Tourism in Kerala

Backwater Tourism in Kerala Land and water share an extraordinary kinship in Kerala. The land which is believed to have sprung forth from the sea continues to bask in the tender...

North Kerala Backwaters

North Kerala Backwaters Kozhikode backwaters promise you a memorable holiday experience. Kozhikode was once the capital of the great Zamorins. It was a prominent trade and commercial centre and...

Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom Backwaters Nestled among lush paddy fields, Highlands and extensive rubber plantations is Kumarakom, one of the most popular and most beautiful backwater stretches of Kerala. Kumarakom is located 16kms...

Kochi Backwater Holidays

Kochi Backwaters Kochi has long been eulogized in tourist literature as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. The harbour is the nucleus around which Kochi has grown. The...

Houseboats Holidays of Kerala

Houseboats of Kerala The Houseboats of Kerala are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length, retrieved from being lost to the State altogether. Once they ruled...

Backwaters of Kerala The backwaters refer to the large inland lakes, lagoons, rivers canals water network of Kerala. Kerala’s life is largely influenced along with these backwaters....

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Aranmula Utthrittathi Boat Race 

The most famous Aranmula Snake Boat Race is conducted on the Uthrittathi day of the Malayalam month Chingom(August – September)in connection with the national festival of Onam. This boat race is held to commemorate the crossing of the river by Lord Krishna on that day. The deity is supposed to be in all boats that take part in the carnival and all of them are expected to arrive at their destination simultaneously. Thus no element of competition in the Aranmula Boat Race as in other regattas held in the Kerala State. The race is not conducted to win any trophy or prize. The crew regard the occasion as one for rejoicing and merry- making and cheerfully row up and down the river to the tune of songs. Even though the festival is of Hindu origin and is associated with the Parthasarathi

Temple, it is an all- community affair and participants include members of all classes and communities living in and around Aranmuala.