The Kallada Jalotsavam
is a popular Vallam Kali
Vallam Kali literally means boat race in Malayalam. It is the traditional boat race in Kerala It is mainly conducted during the season of the harvest festival Onam in autumn....
held on the Kallada River
The Kallada River is one of two major rivers that flow through the Kollam District of Kerala, India. It originates on the Kulathupuzha hills near Ponmudi and travels for 121 km, flowing through Punalur, Pathanapuram, Kunnathur, Kottarakkara and Kollam before ending at Ashtamudi Lake...
at Munroe Thuruthu on 28 days after Onam
Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India. The festival commemorates the Vamana avatar of Vishnu and the subsequent homecoming of the legendary Emperor Mahabali. It falls during the month of Chingam and lasts for ten days...
(28 aam Onam) in Indian state of Kerala
or Keralam is an Indian state located on the Malabar coast of south-west India. It was created on 1 November 1956 by the States Reorganisation Act by combining various Malayalam speaking regions....
The boat race is conducted along the straight portion (nettayam) of Kallada River. Famous achievers in various fields are honoured during the event.
The boat race can be conveniently viewed from the beautiful village Munroe Island (Munroethuruthu in vernacular). Munroe Island holds an important place in the tourist map of Kerala. The country boat sightseeing across Munroe Island conducted by the Kollam
Kollam , often anglicized as ', is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. The city lies on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake on the Arabian sea coast and is situated about north of the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram...
district tourist promotion council is the best of its kind in the country. Munroe Island can be reached from Kollam railway station by road (28 km).12 km from Kundara
Kundara a fast re-emerging industrial town is set to become a satellite town of Kollam city Kollam district of Kerala, India. A former industrial center of Kollam district it had major industries as - KEL, Kerala Ceramics, Aluminium Industries Ltd...
$ 24 km from karunagapally at north. Kollam is 71 km away by road from the Trivandrun airport.
The competitions will be preceded by a colourful sail-past and mass drill by the boats competing in the race.
Trophies and prize money
The winners will be awarded Kallada rolling trophy and rupees one lakh, rupees fifty thousand, rupees twenty five thousand and rupees fifteen thousand respectively as first to fourth places, and rupees fifty thousand will be given to each team as bonus.
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