CHESS HOUSEBOAT 2024
28 January to 4 February
A chess tourism event in “God’s own Country” Kerala
Schach Hausboot 2024
28. Januar bis 4. Februar 2024
Ein Schachtourismus-Event in „Gottes eigenem Land“ Kerala in Indien
Péniche d'échecs 2024
28 janvier au 4 fevrier
Un événement touristique d'échecs dans le "pays de Dieu" Kerala en Inde
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CHESS HOUSEBOAT 2024
INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURISM FESTIVAL

A harmonious blend of Chess Tournaments Travel Sightseeing Dance & Music Cultural & Culinary delights and lots more

Chess Houseboat 2024 will be organized by Orient Chess Moves with the support of Kerala Tourism. It has been inspired by the Chess Train in Prague. Chess Houseboat 2020 was organized in January – February 2020 and Chess Houseboat 2023 in January 2023. All participants from USA Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UAE and India unanimously lauded them as a perfectly arranged events and said that they were looking forward to the next Chess Houseboat.

All registrations will be accepted till November 30, 2023!

TRULY EXOTIC VENUES

A lifetime opportunity to play an
International Chess Tournament in 3 incredibly exotic venues

A floating houseboat
A Resort by the backwaters
A resort in a lush green hill station

A floating Houseboat

A Resort standing over the backwaters

A resort in a lush green hill station

This is not a rated or professional tournament. This is chess in relaxed atmosphere. Any chess lover anywhere in the world can come and participate. Even non-chess players who love travel and culture can come as accompanying persons.

Still, we are offering 4000 euros worth prizes for you!

KERALA - ONE OF WORLD’S TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS

Time magazine has chosen Kerala among 50 ‘extraordinary destinations’ across the globe to explore in 2022. Kerala is ranked 9th in the ‘World’s Greatest Places 2022’ list as an ‘eco-tourism hot spot’. “With spectacular beaches and lush backwaters, temples and palaces, it’s known as ‘God’s own country for good reason,” the US magazine wrote.

Participants of Chess Houseboat 2023 will visit

The enchanting backwaters of Vembanad Lake in Alappuzha

Kumarakom backwater village

Kumarakom famous for its Bird Sanctuary & Responsible Tourism Experience

Munnar, the paradise of tea estates

The charming Bolghatty Island

Nandan Pillai, our Cartoonist will be sketching cartoon caricatures of all participants of Chess Houseboat 2023 which will be imprinted on a memento and presented as a special gift to the participants.