The Nehru Trophy Boat Race on the Punnamda Lake, in Alappuzha,Kerala,India. held on the second Saturday 11st of August 2018, nehru trophy boat race 2018 is a popular Vallam Kali held in the Punnamada Lake near Alappuzha, Kerala, India.
Vembanad (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the longest lake in India, and the largest lake in the state of Kerala. Spanning several districts in the state of Kerala, it is known as vembanadu Lake in Kottayam, Punnamada Lake in Kuttanad, Kochi Lake in Kochi. Several groups of small islands including Vypin, Mulavukad, Vallarpadam, Willingdon Island are located in the Kochi Lake portion. Kochi Port is built around the Willingdon Island, and the Vallarpadam island.
The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted in a portion of the lake (Punnamada Lake). High levels of pollution have been noticed at certain hotspots of the Vembanad backwaters. Government of India has identified the Vembanad wetland under National Wetlands Conservation Programme.
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