Aranmula Boat Race Part 2 Held during the Onam festival, Aranmula Vallamkali or boat race is is a colourful water regatta. There is a grand procession and before that the snake boats assemble near the Sree Parthasarathy Temple. Each boat is 100 feet long and accommodates four helmsmen, 100 oarsmen and 25 singers. The boats move in pairs to full-throated singing and shouting, watched by a crowd of hundreds. The video is presented by Kerala Tourism.