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RV Vaikundam

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RV Vaikundam has nine well-appointed cabins with attached washrooms on the lower deck and, a well-functional kitchen, air-conditioned and exquisitely set dining hall and bar with lounge on its upper deck.

Vaikundam is a boat whose hull was modelled on the traditional Kettuvallom or rice barges of the past. The rooms are made using wooden panels with wall papering, wood panelling, sparkling wooden flooring and the upper deck has some bamboo matting with bamboo poles for roof, following some of the traditional practices but contain all modern amenities.

The wooden hull of the boat on the upper segment is made by joining planks of local wood ‘Aanjili,’ using strong coir rope on the segments above the waterline. The wood is coated with a caustic black resin made by boiling cashew kernel and fish oil. The wood is periodically treated with the Neem oil and Fish oil. This is the traditional style called Kettuvallum.

Upper Deck

Main Deck

On-Board Highlights

  • The boat has two decks. The upper deck offers the open sun deck with a 360 degree view, an air-conditioned bar with lounge and an air-conditioned restaurant seating 22 guests. There is an Ayurvedic massage room on the upper deck too with male and female masseuses available.
  • There is a small onboard library
  • Indian and international cuisine is offered on board in the restaurant
  • The lower deck has nine cabins with the first cabin being the deluxe cabin and the balance eight being superior cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned with en-suite washroom and toilet facilities.
  • Each cabin has large windows, have twin beds with only one cabin offering double beds, a cupboard and side tables.
  • The electricity is run 24X7 and there is always running hot and cold water.
  • There is an on-board destination manager, cruise director and chef and there is a complete crew of twelve people for eighteen guests.

Food and Dining On Board

  • Well equipped kitchen managed by experienced Chef and service team.
  • Buffet Menu: Traditional Indian cuisines Vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian food using locally available fresh products.
  • Beverages: Authentic Indian Wine and beer is available onboard – prior notice is required.
  • A special chef’s meal is arranged serving Kerala Cuisine with fresh catch of seafood in a traditional style on a banana leaf.

On Board Experiences

  • Live Music: Local instrumentalists of the Thamburu , Flute and Tabla can be arranged on request
  • Art: Local mural painters can be invited aboard for demonstration on request
  • Entertainment: Board game and playing cards selection
  • Shopping: Onboard outlet to buy coir coasters,wooden caparisoned elephants and fresh spices.
  • Culinary: The following cooking demos curated by our onboard chef can be organised on prior request:
  1. Food in Toddy Shops
  2. Street Food of Kerala
  3. Ayurveda Inspired Cuisines
  4. Kerala Dumplings

Kerala cruise

Highlights

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Off-the-Beaten-Path Villages and Meeting Craftsmen

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Explore the interiors of Kuttanad

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Kalaripayattu, A Traditional Martial Arts Performance

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Watching Ancient Dances and Rituals

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Being Awe-Struck by the Flora & Fauna

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Temples & Culture Centers – Exploring Vaikom

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Health and Spa

In order to experience the ancient holistic health practices which are still prevailing, we recommend the following off-board wellness experiences:

  • Yoga & Meditation for inner wellbeing – A professional Yoga master will demonstrate the basics.
  • Authentic Ayurveda: A traditional doctor, gives a talk on Ashtangahridayam – the practical, user friendly interpretation of Ayurveda, compiled by the great Sage Vagbata that’s extensively used in Kerala.

The Vaidyars/ traditional Ayurveda practitioners of Kerala are proficient in this most contemporary treatise of Ayurveda which many scholars consider an advancement over the earlier samhitas of Charaka and Sushruta, the pioneers of Ayurveda. The medicines are hygienically prepared using the herbs locally available.

Guests can choose to get a massage recommended by a doctor. While these massage are not allowed on board, they can be offered at authentic centres on the shore.

Traditional Fitness Practices

Guests have the option of the following off-board activities 1.5 hours before breakfast:

  • Meditation
  • Essential Yoga Practices
  • Walk in the Morning

RV Vaikundam Cruise

Cabin & Prices for 2019 – 2020

Luxury Cabin

Uncover the secrets of magical Kerala, an adventures land with immense ancient and must-watch attractions.

  • 140sqft
  • 1 Cabins
  • Bathroom
  • Windows on 3 Sides
430$ / Cabin / Night

Deluxe Cabin

Uncover the secrets of magical Kerala, an adventures land with immense ancient and must-watch attractions.

  • 130sqft
  • 8 Cabins
  • Bathroom
  • Windows on 1 Side
340$ / Cabin / Night

RV Vaikundam Cruise

Cabin & Prices for 2020 – 2021

Luxury Cabin

510$ / Cabin / Night

Deluxe Cabin

410$ / Cabin / Night

RV Vaikundam Cruise

Cabin & Prices for 2021 – 2022

Luxury Cabin

Uncover the secrets of magical Kerala, an adventures land with immense ancient and must-watch attractions.

  • 140sqft
  • 1 Cabins
  • Bathroom
  • Windows on 3 Sides
560$ / Cabin / Night

Deluxe Cabin

Uncover the secrets of magical Kerala, an adventures land with immense ancient and must-watch attractions.

  • 130sqft
  • 8 Cabins
  • Bathroom
  • Windows on 1 Side
450$ / Cabin / Night

KERALA CRUISE

Itinerary

7 Nights North – South

Alleppey – Cochin

Starting from 2,390$

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Cochin – Alleppey

Starting from 2,390$

5 Nights North – South

Kochi – Changankari

Starting from 1,710$

5 Nights South – North

Changankari – Kochi

Starting from 1,710$

2 Nights North – South

Thottappalli – Alleppey

Starting from 680$

2 Nights South – North

Thottappalli – Thottappalli

Starting from 680$

* Prices are valid until May 2020.

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