Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Uthradam Thirunal Pampa Boat Race

Uthradam Thirunal Pampa Boat Race, a spectacular event in which thousands of oarsmen bring down their oars in unison to the rhythm and gusto of the frenetic notes of vanjipattu (boat song) along with countless  people who throng the banks of the river Pampa to cheer the majestic snake boats. Held every year during one of the most auspicious days of Onam- Uthradam, this water sport is held on River Pampa at Neerattupuram in Alappuzha. The snake boats along with various other boats shoot through the ever gorgeous Pampa, splashing pearls of waters to the tunes of exuberant vanjipattu.

Pamba boat race is the spirit and soul of Neerattupuram village which invites many tourists. The rowers compete with all their might to clinch the K.C. Mammen Mappilai Trophy instituted to the winner.

Watching this water carnival in its full spirit will sure be a feast for your eyes and ears. Sail with the spirit and fuse with its feel!

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