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.


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 2:30 PM (latest) on 11th June 2021. All buses arranged by the organisers to the event location will leave from the Decathlon Sports Store at 3:00 PM on 11th June 2021. 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 12th June 2021 at 05:00 PM & 08:00 PM to the Decathlon Sports Store located at Kalamassery. We estimate that the buses will reach Kalamassery in 4 hours. Runners are requested to plan their onward journey from Kochi accordingly. Outstation runners who needs accommodation in Kochi are required to arrange their stay accordingly. We recommend The Metro Pod - Backpackers hotel and both buses from Vagamon will have a stop at this hotel.

Package

We will arrange transportation and accommodation package for the Vagamon Ultrail 2021 by collaborating with hotels and tour companies in Vagamon.

The package includes:

  1. Transportation from Kochi to Vagamon on 11th June 2021 in air conditioned coach. The pickup is available only from Decathlon Store in Kalamassery.

  2. Stay at Vagamon for one night, i.e. the night of 11th June 2021, on double occupancy basis. On the race day morning, you will check out from the hotel with the bags and keep them tagged in the hotel. This will be made available at the shower/freshen-up facility (near the finish).

  3. Pick-up/drop from/to the Start Point/Finish Point (please see the Schedule below for more details)

  4. Shower & freshen-up facility available on the race day evening at the finish.

  5. Return to Kochi from Vagamon on race day evening (12th June 2021) in air conditioned coach. You will be dropped at Decathlon store in Kalamassery. The buses will also have a stop at The Metro Pod - Backpackers hotel.

SCHEDULE

Stay Options

We have reserved rooms at the following hotels in Vagamon.

Rooms will be allocated on first-cum-first serve basis. Unfortunately, we cannot allocate you to a hotel of your choice. Please note that all rooms are on a double occupancy basis. The per person tariff, including transportation mentioned above, will be around 3000 (inclusive of all taxes), which will be confirmed when we open the registrations.