Champakulam, Alappuzha, India
Boat races are synonymous with Kerala’s identity and Champakkulam is a name that resonates loudly across God’s Own Country. It is considered to be one of the richest cultures in the world. It is the oldest Snake Boat Race in the State and kicks off the boat race season annually. The Pampa River plays host to this race held in Champakkulam, a village in Alappuzha district. Perhaps no other aspect of the heritage of Kerala exhibits it as much as do the various festivals in Kerala, notable among which is the Champakkulam Boat Race. It attracts many people to enjoy the race.