Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Harvest season brings boat races to India

The upcoming harvest season will see many Indian locals taking to the winding backwaters of Kerala for the Champakulam Boat Race.

British culture vultures are urged to catch flights to India to catch this centuries old traditional competition, which marks the beginning of a month of festivities.

The boat races begin in Alappuzha on June 16th and run for ten days, but the harvest celebrations carry on for much longer.

Visitors to India can expect to see spectacular water floats, decorated boats, hear Vanchipattu (the song of the oarsmen) and watch the thrilling Chundanvallom race.

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