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 12 noon (latest) on 8th January 2021.  All buses arranged by the organisers to the event location will leave from the Decathlon Sports Store at 12.30 PM on 8th January 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.

It is important to note that the pickup point is different from previous editions of the race. 

After the event, the buses plying the runners who have opted for the transport facility provided by the organisers, will leave Vagamon on 10th January 2021 at 07:00 AM to the Decathlon Sports Store located at Kalamassery.  We estimate that the buses will reach Kalamassery by approximately 12:00 PM. Runners are requested to plan their onward journey from Kochi accordingly.

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 8th January 2021 (including lunch en-route) in air conditioned coach. The pickup is available only from Decathlon Store in Kalamassery.
  2. Stay at Vagamon for two nights, i.e. the nights of 8th and 9th January 2021, 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 10th January 2021 (including breakfast en-route) in air conditioned coach.  You will be dropped at Decathlon store in Kalamassery
SCHEDULE
1200 Hrs 8th January, 2021 Report at Decathlon Sports Store, Kalamassery. (Please note that there are two decathlon stores in Cochin)
1230 Hrs 8th January, 2021 Departure to Vagamon
1300 Hrs 8th January, 2021 Lunch
1700 Hrs 8th January, 2021 Reach BIB-pick up & briefing area
1730 Hrs 8th January, 2021 Briefing Session at Greenline Holidays Ecopark
1900 Hrs 8th January, 2021 Dinner
1930 Hrs 8th January, 2021 Drop to the place of accommodation
0330 Hrs 9th January, 2021 Pick-up of 90K runners from place of accommodation and drop to Start Point
0430 Hrs 9th January, 2021 Pick-up of 60K runners from place of accommodation and drop to Start Point
0715 Hrs 9th January, 2021 Pick-up of Fun runners from place of accommodation and drop to Start Point
1500 to 1900 Hrs 9th January, 2021 Pick-up of 60K & Fun runners from Finish Point and drop to place of accommodation
1600 to 2330 Hrs 9th January, 2021 Pick-up of 90K runners from Finish Point and drop to place of accommodation
0700 Hrs 10th January, 2021 Return to Kochi from place of accommodation
0730 Hrs 10th January, 2021 Breakfast en-route
1200 Hrs 10th January, 2021 Return at Decathlon Kalamassery (tentative)

 

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 as buses from Decathlon will leave as soon as it fills and will be dropped at a specific hotel.  Please note that all rooms are on a double occupancy basis.   The per person tariff, including transportation mentioned above, is ₹4250 (inclusive of all taxes).

If you have customized requirements, please contact us via E-mail on vagamonultrail@solesofcochin.org.