Lakshadweep: What Is Jahadhoni? All You Need To Know About Minicoy's Vibrant Boat Race

By: Rahul M | January 10, 2024

You might have heard about or even witnessed the Kerala boat race, however, little did you know that Lakshadweep too has a vibrant boat race that occupies a significant place in the annual cultural festivities of the region.

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Locals address the boat race in Lakshadweep's Minocoy as 'Jahadhoni.' It is marked with colorful traditional snake boats.


These boats are undoubtedly masterpieces of indigenous craftsmanship that race through the Arabian Sea during winter.

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National Minicoy Fest - Utsav takes place annually and is organised by the Tourism Ministry of India providing a chance to showcase and embrace the rich tradition of the region.


While the fest is mainly known for its thrilling boat race competition, other activities such as Jala Mela, swimming, food fest, and folk dance are also carried out.


Reportedly, the snake boats are also used to ferry dignitaries for the annual picnic to Viringili, the southwestern end of Minicoy's reef, Lakshadweep, India.

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