Organised by Kottayam West Club with the cooperation of Kottayam Municipality,
Thiruvarppu Panchayat and Kottayam District Tourist Promotion Council,
Thazhathangady Boat Race alias Kottayam Boat Race is conducted during
Onam season i.e in August or September. This 100 years old boat race is
held on the first Sunday after Thiruonam at Thazhathangady, on the banks
of the Meenachil River, situated 3 km towards the west of Kottayam town.
It is a beautiful event with water carnivals and various boat race competitions
include Chundan, Churulans, Oadis, Irrutukuthies etc.