Presidents Trophy Boat Race 2019

President Trophy Boat Race 2019

The grand visual display of culture and sport, that’s the speciality of Kerala’s legendary Snake Boat Races. They are an inevitable part of the Onam festival of Kerala and are held annually on its pristine backwaters. The President’s Trophy Boat Race is a popular boat race held on the Ashtamudi lake in Kollam city on 1st November every year. The day marks the birth of the Indian state of Kerala, which is also known as Kerala Piravi.

President trophy boat race

Now, as a part of restyling the traditional snake boat races into a world-class sporting event, thereby protecting and promoting the tradition of the land as well as showcasing its spellbinding backwaters to the world, Kerala Tourism presents the Champions Boat League (CBL). It is noted for being the country’s first-ever boat racing modeled on the Indian Premier League (IPL) format.

To make a ravishing and lifelong memorable experience tour, our six days long Kerala backwaters tour will cover six major segments of Kerala backwaters.

Conducted at 12 different venues across Kerala on intervening weekends, the Champions Boat League 2019 was commenced on August 31st with the prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race held at Punnamada Lake in Alleppey and will come to an end with the President’s Trophy Boat Race taking place at Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam on November 23, Saturday. The winners of CBL 2019 will take home a cash prize of Rs. 25 lakhs.

The President’s Trophy Boat Race 2019 marks the finishing event of CBL 2019 and it is held at the Gateway of Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam district of Kerala. The water column near Thevally Palace marks the starting point of the race while the front of the houseboat terminal acts as the finishing point. The 1250 meter stretch of Ashtamudi Lake between these two points forms the track of the race. The charming Ashtamudi Lake will witness lakhs of people gathering around its banks to get a glimpse of this spectacular water carnival and to cheer for their favourite team on this Saturday(November 23rd, 2019).

Top View Of The Ashtamudi Backwaters
Top View Of The Ashtamudi Backwaters In Kollam

Nearest Tourist Places in Kollam:-

  • Thenmala
  • Ashtamudi Lake
  • Munroe Island
  • Jatayu Earth Centre
  • Palaruvi Waterfalls
  • Thangassery
  • Kollam Beach
  • Azheekal
  • Ambanad Hills
  • Punalur

Ways To Reach:

By Air:
Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport to Ashtamudi Lake which is situated at a distance of 80.3 Km. On arrival at the airport, one can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam.

By Rail:
Kollam Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Ashtamudi Lake which is situated at a distance of 15.2 Km. On arrival at the railway station, one can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam.

By Road:
Kollam is well-connected to all major cities of the country via NH-47, NH-220 and NH-208. One can make use of state-run or private buses, hire local taxis or autos to reach the Ashtamudi Lake.

Kollam backwaters

Kollam is a miniature of Kerala in all its pomp and pride in the tourism map. The Ashtamudi Lake – beautiful calm water spread with enchanting greenery on the blanks is also gifted with its unique representative features – sea, lakes plains, monuments, rivers, streams, backwaters, forest, and vast green fields.

Come and witness one of the most famous and spectacular boat races in Kerala on your trip to Kerala during November. The President’s Trophy Boat Race is going to celebrate on November 23, 2019.

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