The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted annually on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha in Kerala. The event draws an estimated 2 lakh spectators from all over the world, transforming the lake and the region of Kuttanad from its usual tranquillity into a fiercely competitive arena. The sixty-third edition of the race, managed by the Kerala government, will take place this month.
The 63rd Nehru Trophy Boat Race, 8 August, Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha. For more information, visit www.nehrutrophy.nic.in.