• An aerial view of snake boats rowing to victory at 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Photo: E V Srikumar

  • The picturesque Alappuzha, home to the famed snake boat races. Photo: E V Srikumar

  • Payippadan chundan celebrates the victory at 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Photo: R S Gopan

  • Spectators watch the 66th Nehru Trophy Boat Race at Punamada Lake in Alappuzha. Photo: Sarath Sivasylam

  • Children take selfie with Kerala Blasters trainer David James during the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Photo: Pratheesh G Nair

Payippadan lifts 66th Nehru Trophy

Nehru Trophy Boat Race has evolved. Here's how

The Chundan Vallams are an icon of Kerala culture. The boats, 100 to 138 feet long, are built according to the specifications of the Sthapathya Veda.

  • 2000

    Karichal (Alappuzha Boat Club)

  • 2001

    Karichal (Friends Boat Club)

  • 2002

    Velamkulangara (Kumarakom Boat Club)

  • 2003

    Karichal (Navajeevan Boat Club)

  • 2004

    Cheruthana (Kumarakom Town Boat Club)

  • 2005

    Payippadu (Kumarakom Town Boat Club)

  • 2006

    Payippadu (Kumarakom Town Boat Club)

  • 2007

    Payippadu (Kumarakom Town Boat Club)

  • 2008

    Karichal (Jesus Boat Club)

  • 2009

    Champakulam (Jesus Boat Club)

  • 2010

    Jawahar Thayankari (Kumarakom Town Boat Club)

  • 2011

    No Winner (Legal disputes)

  • 2012

    Sree Ganesh (Freedom Boat Club, Kainakari)

  • 2013

    Sree Ganesh (Freedom Boat Club, Kainakari)

  • 2014

    Chambakulam (United Boat Club, Kainakari)

  • 2015

    Jawahar Thayankari (Kottayam Vembanad Boat Club)

  • 2016

    Karichal (Vembanad Boat Club)

  • 2017

    Gabriel Chundan (Thurithipuram Boat Club)

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