WPC: ‘Quest’ for glory, Mangalassery Jalotsavam

Yet another Onam season and one more edition of ‘Jalotsavam’ or the ‘Vallamkali (Country boat race)’ in North Kerala…

I had been to here last time and shared my experiences here in my post…

Unlike it’s more famed cousins of south Kerala like Aranmula Vallamkali where the traditional snake boat race in the vast backwaters happens , it’s organised in Kuppam river by ‘Navodaya Club‘ with stunning natural settings…

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Slowly people have started watching with great passion and sinking in the spirit of Vallamkali…

Local clubs have now become more competent and the races are fought with intensity.

Still visitors have an upper hand due to their experience and fine tuned techniques and the local teams are still pursuing their Quest for glory

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This time, I watched most of the race from a nearby hilltop and we had yet another great evening …

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