Reasons That Make Voyage To Kerala During The Monsoon A Cherishing One!

BENGALURU: When it rains, god's own land, Kerala transforms into a beautiful paradise with lush greenery embracing its backwaters and hills, picture perfect sunsets, cool breeze, and the cheerful zeal of an array of festivals and celebrations. And as the cherry on the cake, intermittent showers don’t leave any stone unturned in enhancing the romance of the season. Although, it is not one of the best times to visit the beaches, but here comes a bucket of reasons why this coastal state lying in the peninsular of India will leave you singing and dancing in the rain.

Snake boat races

The time of the year between July and September is the season of water sports in Kerala, with the backwaters around Alappuzha playing anchor to a series of snake boat races. A lot of snake boat enthusiasts including both locals and outsiders visit Kerala during this period to participate in these unique race events. The most famous one of the lot is the Nehru Trophy Boat Race, and it generally takes place on the second Saturday of August every year. The regatta which is the series of boat races takes place on the Punnamada Lake, and features ceremonial customs and magnificent floats. Its prime attraction is the synchronized rowing of classical 30-metre-long snake-boats, Orchudan Valloms, which have a heightened prow resembling the hood of a snake.

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