There are boat races conducted to all over the world but anyone would be surprised to see the boat race conducted here as it is conducted in a unique style. This festival is conducted annually in the month of August. People from all over the state come to the renowned Rudrasagar Lake to participate or watch the boat race conducted. People from all religions come to take part in their festival. Women can also participate in the race which is something unique. In the recent times women are more supported than men who make the festival more unique as here women equal men in all emotions.
The government of Tripura that is the tourism and information department plays a major role in conducting and presenting this festival. The common people also help them to do small helps to the government. It takes very short time for one to move from Agartala to Melaghar where the fest is conducted. One is always welcomed to the fest earlier time so that they can enjoy and work on the other activities of the fest.
Cheer the Racers On:
Cheering for the boat that you support is something which is interesting for anyone and make it win. One can always stand on the banks of the river and cheer for their team. Here are some points which you must know before attending the fest:
The event mainly takes place in the month of August and in the Rudrasagar Lake in Melaghar, Tripura. There are around half a century of contestants taking place in this lake.
The community mainly responsible for setting up and conducting this race is that of the local fishermen. All those who fish for a living would know that fishermen hold the water in which they fish sacred. To hold a race in those waters is to pay tribute to the source of their livelihood and sustenance.
The fisherman are the most important people to take part in the race and this race is mainly conducted in these waters to give a tribute to these fisherman. They are an important caste at this place.
Spotting this race on the waters of the Rudrasagar is in fact remarkable.
Those planning on a visit to Tripura really must fit this racing festival into their travel schedule