A 20-minute ride in a coracle that can carry four people is charged Rs 400.
Recently, three brand new boats were introduced in a grand launching ceremony. In the Maha language, such big boats are called the 'jaha thoni.'
A trial race was held at the UAE emirate this year which proved to be a big success.
Of the 12 races of the 2019 CBL featuring nine snake-boats, the Kochi leg will be held along a 960 meters stretch of the backwaters along the first Goshree Bridge and Marine Drive boat jetty.
Nadubhagam had won also the first place in the prestigious Nehru Trophy Boat Race 2019 recently.
Tourists from across the globe flock to watch the oarsmen of the snake boats at Nehru Trophy Boat Race splash the waters in sync with rhythmic chants and drums.
The date of the boat race would be either August 31 or September 7, depending on Sachin Tendulkar's convenience.
The CBL has been designed in the popular league format in an endeavour to make Kerala's famed snake boat race a world-class experience for tourists.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman would inaugurate the regatta.
The 2019 edition of the boat league will begin on August 10 with Nehru Trophy Boat Race at Punnamada Lake.