Pongal celebrations on the hills took a new dimension with a boating regatta conducted for the first time on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation at the Kodaikanal lake on Thursday.
About 30 pedal boats took part in the race and tourists who won the race were given attractive travel coupons. A total of 15 rowing boats were engaged in a separate race and rowers working in the TTDC clubs participated.
“The regatta attracted over 600 spectators all around the lake. The races were held for three hours as part of Pongal festival,” said T. Phoubalan, manager (in-charge ...
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