Nehru trophy boat race booking

Nehru trophy boat race is world renowned as a race that is attracticng a fanatical following that is spreading and growing every passing Kerala boat race season.Another unique facet of this exotic, colorful annual event is in it's history and tradition- it captures the very essence of the ubiquitous way of life of the backwater villagers. A fantastic spectacle, it should not be mised by tourists who are present in India during th event timeline.


However, the Kerala boat race pavilions are always crowded. Not very healthy for the discerning tourist who would prefer to enjoy the race in peace. For tourists who prefer a more chilled out environment especially families/women Johnsons event is the ideal way to watch this race.

Johnson Gilbert, tourism entrepreneur from Alappuzha has deviced a unique, safe and enjoyable way for tourists -both International and domestic - to watch the Alappuzha boat race. From the past five years, he hires houseboats for his guests to watch the race. On race day - 2nd Saturday of August guests are taken to houseboats that are specially hired for the event.Only guests who buy Nehru Trophy boat race tickets through Johnson are entertained on the boat. Ensuring a safe, vibrant environment

Starting with a motor boat on his first venture, Johnson hired a houseboat the next season. The burgeoning success of his enterprise, meant that Jonson had more than 120 tourists last season. And he hired four houseboats for his guest to watch the race!

Tourists who sign on through Johnson gather at his guesthouse by 08:30 in the morning. They leave to the houseboat for a leisurely cruise through the backwaters to the venue of the race. Early start- to ensure a vantage position to watch the race.Lunch-veg or non-veg,drinking water is provided free on the boat. Snacks and soft drinks available at extra cost. Race begins at 02:00 PM afternoon .Race finishes by 05:30 PM evening approximately. There is a time lag between arrival at venue at about 11.00 in the morning and start of race. On board entertainment keeps the guests occupied till start of race.

Transport to the race is included (From Johnson's guest house. Transport to town centre after race is also included)

Exactly what does the  Rs.1600/- include?

a) Nehru Trophy boat race tickets.

b) Transportation (by tuktuk or taxi cab) on morning of race day from Johnson's guest house to houseboat that takes the guests to venue of race.

c) Hygienic drinking water and lunch- veg- non veg.

d) On board entertainment.

e) Transportation after the race from house boat to town center.(From here, Guests can make their way to dinner or their respective guest house on their own).