Akkarakalam Memoirs

Chennamkary PO, Kainakary, Alappuzha, Kerala, 688501, India
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Aranmula Uthrittathi Vallomkali- ................

by ushar

...........a unique boat race

Aranmula Uthrittathi Vallomkali is conducted in the Pamba River in front of Sri Parthasarathi Temple. Though, large snake boats take part in this festival they do not race with each other. Instead, they row in union, to the accompaniment of songs and reach their destination together because Lord Krishna is believed to be present in each boat. Since 1971 this procession has taken the present form of a race conducted by the Palliyoda Seva Sangh.

Each boat, nearly 100 feet long, is a remarkable feat of craftsmanship, with the stem curved to resemble the hood of a snake and a tampering bow. Festooned with silk and gold spangled umbrellas, the boats are manned by a crew of more than 100 men.

Kettuvallam

by Willettsworld

The Keralan name of the house boats you'll see all around Alappuzha and the Backwaters are known as Kettuvallam - in the Malayalam language "kettu" means tying and “vallam” means country boat. A kettuvallam is about 67 feet in length and has a width of around 13 feet in the middle. The materials that go into the making of them are local and ecofriendly; bamboo poles, coconut fibre, ropes, bamboo mats, carpets etc. The main wood used is "Anjili" (Artocarpus hirsuta). Houseboats come with fully furnished single room, double room and triple rooms and are mainly used for tourists along the Backwaters. You'll see loads of them moored up at the Nehru Trophy Starting Point on the Punnamada Lake plus along the North Canal in town.

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