Seaplane concept is a new method of transportation which offers last mile connectivity to various destinations in Kerala by air. This project can be easily implemented as there are abundant water bodies across our state. The travelers are sure to have a great experience both as a joyful ride as well as a faster and convenient means of transportation to distant locations within the state. The base stations are the three airports in Kerala and the initial operations will be in a circuit comprising Astamudi, Punnamada, Kumarakon, Munnar, Bolgatty and Bekal. Air transportation from Interantional airports to famous tourist destinations like Munnar, Kumarakom etc is a valuable service. More destinations are on the way.
Odds & Events is a wholesome complete Travel (Domestic & International) & events solution factory that are providing the Seaplane services.
The services start on August 1st after the Monsoon period.
At present there are 4 Charter Flights available out of which 3 aircrafts have a seating capacity of 10 persons and 1 aircraft with 3 seats. The Charter can be operated to any destinations in India with prior notice. These services can be used for VIP travels, Exclusive family trips, Company Meetings, Pilgrimage or for Family Get together, Corporate Executives Fast Business Trips, Dealer Visits, Business meets etc. There are special Charter fares for Events, Film shootings, Theme Parties on Air, Flower drops from Air and Brochures Drops and Brandings.
The Landing and take-off places in KERALA will be the current 3 International airports and seaplane landing places.
The Landing and take-off places outside Kerala will be through the nearest Airports.
The time duration for Charter Services are for a minimum of 2 hours. The rates start from Rs 30,000/- per hour. For travelling within Kerala the bookings have to be done at least 2 days prior to the date of Travel and for travelling to other places the bookings must be made at least 4 days in advance.
Present Charter Operation Places
Trivandrum AirportCalicut Airport
Kumarakom – Thanneermukkam
Alleppey – Punnamada
Bekal – Kasaragod
Ashtamudi – Kollam
The tourist services include scheduled and non-scheduled operations to all major tourist destinations by seaplane and sightseeing by cab service.
The destinations include
Cochin – Munnar, Cochin – Kovalam, Cochin – Kumarakom – Cochin – Trivandrum, Cochin – Calicut
Calicut – Bekal, Calicut –Munnar, Calicut – Cochin, Calicut – Alleppey, Calicut – Trivandrum
Trivandrum – Ashtamudi, Trivandum – Munnar, Trivandrum – Cochin, Trivandrum – Kumarakom
City Joy Ride – Trivandrum, Cochin, Munnar, Calicut, Alleppey
Houseboat Service – Direct from Airport to Houseboat
There are Exclusive Houseboat packages also
Special rates with Seaplane transportation to the different locations in Kerala
With sky rides-joy ride and resort stay – special Honeymoon, family packages with Seaplane transportation in premium Resorts and Hotels.
Special Holiday Package with Seaplane pick up and drop.
Transportation/land arrangements: All land and air transportation for the connections are taken care by experienced drivers, exclusive cabs and Seaplane
Day Boat cruises arranged for groups and individuals at Alleppey – Kumarakom –Cochin
Kerala by Air
1 day or 2 days trip of Glimpse of Kerala tour for busy people and for short visit covering Hills, Beaches, Backwater, Forests and Heritage
Beaches of Kerala
2 days or 3 days trip covering Bekal to Kovalam
Cities of Kerala
2 days or 3 days trip covering Calicut to Trivandrum
2 days or 3 days trip covering Wayanad – Munnar to Trivandrum
Temples of Kerala
3 days and 4 days trip from Kasaragod to Trivandrum
Adventure in Kerala
3 days and 4 days trip from Wayanad to Kovalam
The various packages from Kerala Seaplane which are available for booking include
1. Enchanting Kerala
Tour starts from Cochin Airport. Fly to Calicut – aerial view of Calicut – Bekal – visit to Bekal fort and fly to Alleppey – boating and fly to Kovalam / Trivandrum. 2 days package with stay at Calicut or Kovalam.
Optional – drive to Wayanad / stay at Wayanad.
Package costs – Rs 25000/- per person all by flights and stay one night – minimum 4pax
2. Explore North Kerala
Tour starts from cochin airport – Calicut airport – drive down to Wayanad – stay at Wayanad –local sightseeing and return by next morning to Calicut – beach and drop at airport – visit to Bekal and back to cochin airport.
Package costs – Rs 25000/- including stay, air fare and transportation to Wayanad.
3. City Joyride
Cochin – Trivandrum – Calicut – Alleppey – The duration for each ride is for 20 minutes and costs Rs 3000/- per person
4. Charter Service
Exclusive aircraft at disposal. 4 Seater costs Rs 36,000/- per hour (calculated on starting base back to same place) and 10 Seater costs Rs 70,000/- per hour. Plus refundable deposit of same amount.
5. Full Day Charter
Morning 10am to 5pm – 4 Seater costs Rs. 80,000/- for a maximum of 4 hours and 10 Seater costs Rs 2,80,000
For Business trip – executive special – fly between – Cochin – Calicut – Trivandrum – Prepaid Pass – Rs 30000/- for 3 return trips in a week/month between the above destinations
Weekend Home trip – for software/IT/Professionals Friday and Monday 5.30pm and 9 am from cochin, Trivandrum, and Calicut – Rs 7000/- per pax and Rs 25000/- per person for 4 weekend
Tourist places – Cochin to Munnar Rs 5000/-, Cochin to Alleppey Rs 3500/-, Cochin – Calicut Rs 4000/-, Cochin – Kumarakom Rs 3500/-, Cochin – Bekal Rs 5000/-, Cochin – Kovalam/Trivandrum Rs 6000/-
From Calicut to Bekal – Rs3500/- Cochin – 4000/- Munnar – 5000/- Alleppey – 5000/- Trivandrum 5000/-
From Trivandrum – Cochin – 4000/- Alleppey – 3500/- Munnar – 5000/- Calicut – 5000/- Ashtamudi – 3000/-
CALL AIR TAXI – 60% extra fare of the normal charges – same day return – no extra charges – waiting charges are applicable if it is for more than 2 hours.
Foreign Travelers – Minimum – $ 150 for short trip and $200 for other trips and return trip $ 300 and $400 same day. No waiting charges for 4 hours.
Advance booking is required for weekend, charter and business trips/pass.
The maximum duration of a trip has to be on hour min.
Service taxes as applicable
Houseboat seaplane package
Pickup from Cochin airport/resorts and drop at Alleppey – board the houseboat – overnight stay in the houseboat and check-out in the next day morning and drop to next destination/airport. The cost is Rs 15,000/- per person for a minimum of 2 pax
seaplane drop at Alleppey by 11am, board the houseboat for day cruise and return by 5pm. Package is Rs 19,500/- per couple
Pick up and drop down from Cochin or Trivandrum alone costs Rs 8,000/- per person
Promotions such as Flower drop, Brochure drop, Theme drops etc. costs Rs 18,000/- for 30 minutes
For medical emergencies – Basic charges only based on the condition of the patient
Hill Station Visit
Fly to Munnar – Arial sightseeing – and back to Cochin on same day – Rs 10,000/- per person for a minimum of 2 pax. Same package with stay (including Hotel) in Munnar costs Rs 26,000/- per couple
Cochin –Kumarakom costs Rs 8,500/- per person without stay and with stay in resort costs Rs 22,000/- per couple