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The only luxury train in South India, "Golden Chariot" offers an insight into treasure trove of archaeological wealth, abundant bounty for wildlife seekers and a kaleidoscope of culture for it's esteemed guests. It offers a mix of heritage, culture, eco-tourism and beach life. Recline & relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty.

Passenger Saloons: The Interiors of the Saloon are inspired by the intricately carved Hosalya temple architecture dating back to 12th century.Total 44 Air Conditioned cabins in 11 inter-connected saloons are combination of 26 Twin Bedded Cabins,17 Double bedded Cabins & One Cabin for Physically Challenged. Each Cabin offers small wardrobe, vanity desk, LCD Televisions, Electric sockets with 220 AC for recharging batteries; & private washroom having 5 Star Hotel accessories.

Restaurant Coaches : The interiors of the Two Dining Cars (called Nala & Ruchi) are inspired by the royal aesthetics of Hampi & Halebid temples. There is a wide spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights available.

Lounge Bar Coach : The plush & royal interiors of the Cigar Bar Lounge (called Madira) are modelled after the early 20th century Mysore Palace.

The Train offers 02 itineraries to choose from – Southern Splendor and Pride of South. Both are for 07 nights and start & end in Bangalore (Bengaluru)

Pride of South

Day 1 Monday - Departure for Mysore

Report in Lobby of Hotel Taj West End for Check-In formalities of Golden Chariot Train Tour , followed by high tea,brief train tour presentation & cultural program. Transfer to the Railway Station, en route visiting the ISKON Temple. Upon arrival, traditional welcome and board the train. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 2 Tuesday - Mysore & Kabi Morning

After breakfast on board, pack overnight clothes for Night stay in Jungle Lodge & first drive to visit early 20th Century built Amba Vilas Mysore Palace,whose architecture style is a mix of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput & Gothic structure. Continue drive to Kabini Jungle Lodge Resort. Check-in, followed by lunch at the Resort In the afternoon, enjoy a Jungle Safari and later witness a film on wildlife. Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Day 3 Wednesday - Mysore

Early morning 630 am proceed for boat ride in Kabini River,to site crocodiles sunning themselves & many hued birds flitting in & out of the forest’s green canopy. Breakfast at the Resort and drive back to Mysore railway station to board the train. After lunch on board, visit Srirangapatnam, Dariya Daulat, Tipu Sultan's mausoleum and drive through the fort This evening, anjoy a cultural dance performance followed by dinner at a 5 star Palace Hotel Overnight on board.

Day 4 Thursday - Hassan

After breakfast on board, proceed for sightseeing of Sravanabelagola. (Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to climb can stay back on board The Golden Chariot) After lunch on board, depart for Belur and Halebidu to visit the magnificent temple complexes. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 5 Friday - Hospet & Hampi

After breakfast on board, leave for sightseeing of Hampi: Hema kuta hill, Virupaksha temple, Queens bath, Elephant stables, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple Lunch on board. In the afternoon, visit to the Vijaya Vittala temple complex and the stone chariot. Later, sit out by the banks of the Tungabhadra river for sunset view. Dinner and overnight on board

Day 6 Saturday - Badami

After breakfast on board, visit the cave temples at Pattadakkal and Badami Lunch on board and depart for Goa Free time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board - Spa, Gym, Movies, etc Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 7 Sunday - Goa

Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. Visit the famous churches of old Goa, followed by a visit to an old Portuguese house, now an emporium, for shopping and refreshments Lunch at the luxury resort in Goa followed by beach stroll and Hi-Tea. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8 Monday - Arrival at Bangalore

After breakfast on board, we bid you Farewell at Bangalore Railway Station.

SOUTHERN SPLENDOUR

Day 1 Monday - Departure for Chennai

Report in Lobby of Hotel Taj West End by 4pm for Check-In formalities of Southern Splendour train, followed by high tea,brief train tour presentation & cultural program. Transfer to the Railway Station, en-route visiting the ISKON Temple. Upon arrival, traditional welcome at the Railway Station. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 2 Tuesday - Chennai, Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry

Arrival at Chennai and breakfast on board. Leave for Mahabalipuram, visiting Krishna’s butter ball, Monolithic Ganesha temple, Arjuna’s penance area, Five Ratha’s temple and the caves Lunch at luxury resort in Mahabalipuram Later, Visit the Shore Shiva temple and back to resort for Tea / Coffee. Drive to Pondicherry railway station to board the train. Dinner & Overnight on board. (Train stable at Pondicherry railway station)

Day 3 Wednesday - Pondicherry

Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot Depart for sightseeing of Auroville – Ashram and Matrimandir Lunch at a luxury 5 star resort in Puducherry Afternoon, visit to the Aurobindo ashram in the French town, Ganesha temple, shopping and stroll on the pristine Promenade beach Return to the Puducherry railway station to board The Golden Chariot Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4 Thursday - Tanjore & Trichy

Arrival at Tanjore and breakfast on board The Golden Chariot Visit the Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Maratha Palace. Lunch at a riverside luxury resort Drive to Trichy by coach and visit Sri Rangam temple in Trichy – India’s largest temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Return to Trichy railway station to board The Golden Chariot Dinner and overnight on board

Day 5 Friday - Madurai

Arrive at Madurai railway station, Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple Lunch on board The Golden Chariot Free time for shopping or rest on board The Golden Chariot Evening, visit the Thirumalai Nayakar palace for sound & light show. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6 Saturday - Kanyakumari & Kovalam

Arrive at Nagercoil Railway Station Early morning, depart to Kanya kumari by coach to view the Sun Rise Return back to The Golden Chariot for breakfast Depart to visit the Padmanabhapuram Wooden Palace Lunch on board Train depart for Kocchuveli Upon arrival at Kocchuveli Railway Stationdrive to Kovalam beach by coach to view sunset and stroll through the beach (Tea/Coffee, biscuits served by the beach) Enjoy a cultural performance followed by dinner at a 5 star luxury resort, Kovalam Overnight on board.

Day 7 Sunday - Allepy & Cochin

After breakfast on board, proceed to Alleppey Jetty Point & board Kettuvallam (traditional houseboat having coir ropes tied in knots holding the entire wooden plank structure together) to enjoy Cruise through backwaters of Punnamada Lake. Lunch at a Luxury Resort In the afternoon, proceed to Cochin by Coach, Visit the Chinese fishing nets and enjoy a walk thru the Jew Town. Transfer to Ernakulam Railway Station to board the train. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 8 Monday - Arrival at Bangalor

After breakfast on board, your journey ends on arrival at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, Bangalore.

Month

Pride of South

Southern Splendour

Oct.’18

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Nov.’18

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Dec.’18

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Jan.’19

 07

 21

Feb.’19

 11

 04, 25

Mar.’19

 11

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**IMP - Due to some technical reasons , Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) has decided not to operate this train from Oct till Dec.


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