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MV Vaikundam

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MV 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.

MV 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

Food and Dining On Board

On Board Experiences

  1. Food in Toddy Shops
  2. Street Food of Kerala
  3. Ayurveda Inspired Cuisines
  4. Kerala Dumplings

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Churches in Kerala

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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:

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:

MV Vaikundam Cruise

Cabin & Prices

Deluxe Cabin

Deluxe Cabin

541$* / Cabin / Night
Superior Cabin

Superior Cabin

481$* / Cabin / Night

*Per night prices are valid for Thothapally – Thothapally cruising.



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