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 Vytilla by 12 noon (latest) on 4th January 2019.  All buses arranged by the organisers to the event location will leave from the Decathlon Sports Store at 12.30 PM on 4th January 2019.  Do note that the Decathlon Sports Store is located at approximately 30 Km from the Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery; at a distance of 5 Km from Ernakulam Junction Railway Station; and at a distance of 8 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 6th January 2019 at 07:00 AM to the Decathlon Sports Store located at Vytilla.  We estimate that the buses will reach Vytilla by approximately 12:00 PM. Runners are requested to plan their onward journey from Kochi accordingly.

Package (Closed on 05-Dec-2018)

We have partnered with M/s. Ace.in Tours & Travels, Kochi to provide you an attractive transportation and accommodation package for the Vagamon Ultrail 2019.

The package includes:

  1. Transportation from Kochi to Vagamon on 4th January 2019 (including lunch en-route) in air conditioned coach. The pickup is available only from Decathlon Store in Vytilla.
  2. Stay at Vagamon for two nights, i.e. the nights of 4th and 5th January 2019, on double occupancy basis.
  3. Pick-up/drop from/to the Start Point/Finish Point (please see the Schedule below for more details)
  4. Return to Kochi from Vagamon on 6th January 2019 (including breakfast en-route) in air conditioned coach.  You will be dropped at Decathlon store in Vytilla
SCHEDULE
1200 Hrs 04th January 2019 Report at Decathlon Sports Store, Vytilla. (Please note that there are two decathlon stores in Cochin)
1230 Hrs 04th January 2019 Departure to Vagamon
1300 Hrs 04th January 2019 Lunch
1700 Hrs 04th January 2019 Reach BIB-pick up & briefing area
1730 Hrs 04th January 2019 Briefing Session at Greenline Holidays Ecopark
1900 Hrs 04th January 2019 Dinner
1930 Hrs 04th January 2019 Drop to the place of accommodation
0330 Hrs 05th January 2019 Pick-up of 90K runners from place of accommodation and drop to Start Point
0430 Hrs 05th January 2019 Pick-up of 60K runners from place of accommodation and drop to Start Point
1700 Hrs 05th January 2019 Pick-up of 60K runners from Finish Point and drop to place of accommodation
2230 Hrs 05th January 2019 Pick-up of 90K runners from Finish Point and drop to place of accommodation
0700 Hrs 06th January 2019 Return to Kochi from place of accommodation
0730 Hrs 06th January 2019 Breakfast en-route
1200 Hrs 06th January  2019 Return at Decathlon Vytilla (tentative)

 

Stay Options (Sold out on 05-Dec-2018)

We have reserved rooms at the following hotels in Vagamon. 

Rooms will be allocated on first-cum-first serve basis. If you have any preference of hotel, you need to let us know in advance and the allocation will be on a first-cum basis only. Please note that all rooms are on a double occupancy basis.   The per person tariff, including transportation mentioned above, is ₹4100 (inclusive of all taxes).

To book your accommodation & transport, please contact our travel partner via E-mail on logistics@vagamonultrail.in.