Aaranmula Boat Race
The Aaranmula Boat Race is staged each year in the scenic village of
Aaranmula in August/ September. This river carnival is part of the
Aaranmula Temple festival. Masses throng the shores of the River Pamba
to watch an imposing cluster of snake boats called 'Palliyodams'.
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.
100 Feet Long Boat Races.
Prime Attractions of Trivandrum
Varkala is a sea side resort, as well as an important
Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise
majestically from the coastline. The 2,000 year old Janardana Swamy
Temple and the Nature Centre are the two main attractions here