Snake boat race: the winning oars 6 Photos . Updated: 27 Sep 2014, 12:12 AM IST Livemint During the annual snake boat races, oars and boats... moreDuring the annual snake boat races, oars and boats chop up the usually placid backwaters of Alleppey, Kerala. In images 1/6Photographs by Anoop Krishnan. Locals fishing for catfish in the irrigation canals of Alleppey. 2/6A women’s team doing a practice run. 3/6Craftsmen working on a snake boat. 4/6Contestants practising on Punnamada Lake, a day before the race. 5/6Paddy fields provide a lush background to the lake. 6/6The scenic Vembanad Lake.