Rajiv Gandhi Trophy Boat Race is a striking water sport celebrated on the rolling backwaters of Alappuzha District
. It is held at Pulinkunnu, 10 km from Alappuzha
Every year, the boat race is conducted on two weeks after the Nehru Trophy Boat Race. The colourful water procession, water floats and boat races are the main attractions.
The winners are awarded Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy, which was instituted in memory of Rajiv Gandhi, the late Prime Minister of India.