Travel and Accommodation

Reaching Vagamon

Vagamon is a hill station located in Idukki district of Kerala, 101 Km from Kochi.

Road: Vagamon is well connected by roads with the rest of the state.

Rail: The nearest city railway station is Kottayam, located at a distance of 60 Km from Vagamon. However, no transport will be arranged by the organisers from Kottayam to Vagamon. For runners interested in availing the transport facility provided by the organisers, please ensure that you disembark at Ernakulam Junction or Ernakulam Town railway station(s).

Air: The Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery has flights from all over the world coming in. You will find no problem in flying in.

Package

We don't have the bandwidth and the expertise to provide a complete travel package like previous years, nor could we find a vendor who could provide a cost-effective and reliable service to the runners. Hence, this year, we can only provide a travel package from Kochi to Vagamon and back.

The package includes:

  1. Transportation from Kochi to Vagamon Race briefing location on 6th January in air-conditioned coach. The pickup is available only from Decathlon Store in Kalamassery. Lunch will be served at Decathlon.

  2. After the briefing, the bus will move from the briefing location to Pullikanam and you can get down at the closest location to your place of stay.

  3. Pick-up/drop from/to the Start Point/Finish Point (please see the Schedule below for more details). Pickup/drop is only possible from the main road on the Elappara-Pullikanam route between the start and finish locations of the race.

  4. Shower & freshen-up facility available on the race day evening at the finish is only available for the people who chose travel package.

  5. Return to Kochi from Vagamon on the next day of the race (08th January 2023) in air-conditioned coach. You will be dropped at Decathlon store in Kalamassery.

  6. This travel package has to be booked during the registration and is not available for booking outside of the registration as we have limited hands to handle your requests.

Runners, who have opted for the transport facility provided by the organisers, are required to be present at the Decathlon Sports Store located at Kalamassery by 11:30 AM (latest) on 06th January 2023. All buses arranged by the organisers to the event location will leave from the Decathlon Sports Store at 12:30 PM on 06th January 2023. Do note that the Decathlon Sports Store is located at approximately 17 Km from the Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery; at a distance of 13 Km from Ernakulam Junction Railway Station; and at a distance of 12 Km from Ernakulam Town Railway Station.

After the event, the buses plying the runners who have opted for the transport facility provided by the organisers, will leave Vagamon on 08th January 2023 at 07:00 AM to the Decathlon Sports Store located at Kalamassery. We estimate that the buses will reach Kalamassery in 5 hours. Runners are requested to plan their onward journey from Kochi accordingly. Outstation runners who need accommodation in Kochi are required to arrange their stay accordingly. We recommend The Metro Pod - Backpackers hotel

SCHEDULE

Stay Options

We recommend you arrange your own accommodation in Vagamon. We have curated a list of hotels on the Elappara-Pullikanam road which is the main road connecting the start and the finish.

Open the map below to see our recommendations.