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The Golden Chariot

Plan Your Tour
The Golden Chariot is the one named after the famous Stone Chariot of Hampi, UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Voyage will take you through Royal Palaces, Wildlife and Golden Beaches of South India. The comforts of a Royal Palace and the grandeur of the palaces makes this voyage a unforgettable one.

Enjoy some of the best places along the coast line like the Jetty of Jaigardh and the Beaches of Goa while being on Board. This voyage opens paths to some of the most exotic destinations down the line.

Experience Luxury:
  • Enjoy the Royal Luxury in the 19 thematically designed coaches, running with the horespower of 5000 horses, with 44 cabins its a state of art. Fully equipped with modern amenities like wi - fi environment, plasma TV and attached bathrooms , it is dressed in past era.
  • The two splendid Restaurants Nalpaka and Ruchi, on the Train serve the best of the South Indian Cuisine. These come with an added advantage which include the Continental and Chinese Cuisine.
  • The cabins have been decorated by Mysore and Halebid Schools of Art and Architecture.
  • The Bar includes the drink called Madira Drunk by the Gods. Enjoy the drink as the local artists present their arts.
  • At Arogya, the Ayurvedic Centre relax your muscles with the most exotic fragrances and the masseurs massage your body for rejuvenation.
  • Tighten your muscles at the state of Art Gym. The Gym comes with changing room, a steam bath, two shower rooms and a toilet.
Gym of Golden Chariot
The Gym
This state of art Gym has all the facilities which you have been looking for. From changing room, steam bath, shower rooms and a toilet its just like any other 5 star Gyms.



Ruchi Restaurant on Golden Chariot
Nalapaka and Ruchi
Named after a King and a legendry Chef from the time of Mahabharata , the Great Indian Hindu Epic. Ruchi means fine taste in Sanskrit. These two serve the best of the cuisine on board which includes vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisines.


The Golden ChariotItinerary:
Glance through the travel itinerary of The Golden Chariot Train and get ready to relish the lavish life-style of the kings. The journey is for eight days and seven nights. Departure from Bangalore every Monday 1530 hrs evening from April to March.

Day 1: Bangalore
Day 2:Mysore
Day 3:Kabini
Day 4:Hassan
Day 5:Hospet
Day 6:Gdgal, Pattadakal, Badami
Day 7:Goa
Day 8:Mysore
Tour ends


Detailed Itinerary

Bangalore : You need to check in Blue Ginger Taj Westend Hotel (or any other hotel as instructed) by 12:00 in the afternoon. After the formalities, lunch will be served at the Blue Ginger Hotel. From the hotel you will be taken for sight seeing to Vidhana Soudha, Lal Bag Garden, St. Marks Cathedral. After this you will be taken to the local market for shopping. Bangalore market is famous for its gold jewelry, kanjivarum sarees and books. You can shop for these. At 1800 hrs leave for Yeshwantpur Railway Station. Board the train after a warm welcome by trains staff. At 1930 hrs the Bar of the Golden Chariot opens and subsequently dinner will be served.

Mysore : The land of Tipu Sultan, Mysore is famous for the Tipus Sultans Palace. After breakfast on board which includes platter of your choice, you will be taken to Srirangapatna and Daria Daulat Fort by air conditioned coach. Lunch will be at one of the best hotels of Mysore City. After lunch sight seeing of Chamundi Hills by coach. In the evening refresh yourself with tea and snacks at Rangyanka Kala Mandir. There will also be a Cultural Programme near the temple. In the evening, get back on the coach to reach the Railway Station. Reach Golden Chariot Heritage Train at 20:00 hrs. At 20:15 the bar opens. Dinner will be served in the restaurant.

Kabini : By 07 : 30 a.m. sharp in the morning you will reach Kabini. After the breakfast on board, get on the coach for sight-seeing of Kabini. In the middle of the sight-seeing tour, tea and snacks will be served. Lunch will be served in the Kabini National Park Restaurant. After lunch a wildlife movie will be shown where you will get to know more about the Indian Wildlife. After this either you can take a short break or can take a nature walk with the guide. At 16:30 hrs you will be taken for a Jungle Jeep Safari in the National Park. See here some of the endangered wildlife species. By 1900 hrs get back on the coach to reach the Golden Chariot. The Bar shall open at 21:00 hrs and the dinner will be served by 21:30 hrs. The night is for you to rest in your comfortable coach. By morning you will reach Hassan, your next destination.

Hassan : After breakfast at 07: 30 a.m. on board, get on the coach for sight-seeing. From Hassan Railway Station you will be taken to Halebid. Once the Capital of Karnataka, today its tells the story of its ruin by the way of its magnificent Temple Architecture. The twin temples of Lord Shiva here are built on a single platform. From here you will be taken further to Belur by coach. Belur is the epicentre of Hoysala Architecture. The Chennakeshava Temple here took 103 years to get completed. After the sight-seeing at Belur, you will be taken back to Golden Chariot for lunch on board. After the lunch get back on the coach to see Shravanbelagola.Shravanbeagola is famous for its colossal monolithic statue of Gommateshwara . The idol chiselled out of a single rock piece stands at an astonishing 58 feet from the ground level. From here you will be driven back to the train by coach. The dinner will be served on board. The overnight journey shall take you to Hospet.

Hospet : You will reach Hospet by 06 : 00 a.m. sharp. The breakfast will be served on board. After breakfast you will be taken to Hampi for sight-seeing. Hampi, once the Kingdom of Holasyas, is still an attraction for its visitors. With the beautiful architecture and designs, it is one of the most beautiful cities which can be found. Considered the UNESCO World Heritage Site, even the semi ruins of the city speak for the Royal era. Here you will see some of the most famous spots like Mustard Seed Ganesha Idol, Virupaksha Temple, Krishna Bazar, Queens Bath and the fort. From here you will be taken back to Golden Chariot where lunch will be served. After lunch get back on coach to be taken back to Hampi. On reaching Hampi you will be seeing the Hazma Temple, Lotus Fort and the Elephant Stable of Hampi City. Tea break will be a part of sight-seeing. In the evening at around 1745 hrs there will be a Cultural Programme at the Temple. After this the coach will bring you back to Golden Chariot for further travelling. The Dinner will be served on board.

Gadag (Aihole) : The train will arrive at Gadag/ Aihole at 08:00 a..m. sharp. The breakfast will be served before reaching Aihole on board. After reaching you will be driven to Badami Court for tea/coffee. From here you will be driven to main city of Aihole where you will be taken for sight-seeing. From here a short drive to Pattadakal. Sight-seeing at Pattadakal. Patadakal is known also known as the place of Coronation of early rulers from all over the world. Pattadakal is also known as Kisuvolal or the Red Town because of the abundance of Red Stone in the town. After sight-seeing, back to hotel Badami Court for Lunch. In the evening at 15:30 the coach will take to Badami Caves. The Badami Caves are in Badami which was once the Capital of Chaulakyas. It has four cave temples which are hewn out of sandstone. The most popular of its cave is the one having the statue of Lord Shiva in 81 different poses. From here you will be back to the Hotel for evening snacks, further journey from here will take you to the Golden Chariot. The Dinner will be served on board.

Goa : The morning sunlight will see you at Vasco Railway Station which is in Goa. The breakfast will be served on board in the early morning hours of 07:30 a.m. The coach waiting outside will take you to Candolim Beach for sun bathing and relaxation at the beach. Lunch will be in one of five star hotels of Goa. After lunch and a little relaxation, get on the coach for sight seeing of the Old Goa Churches and Museum. At 17:45 drive to Solas De Colacos. From here visit a old Portuguese House where you can have tea/Coffee. Drive back as you pass through Panjim City. At 20:00 hrs board the Golden Chariot. The dinner will be served on board. for Bangalore.

The overnight journey will see you at Bangalore city. At 07:30 a.m., breakfast will be served on board. By 12 : 00 in the afternoon you will back in the Bangalore town.

Highlights
  • Bangalore - The City
  • Mysore - The Mysore Palace
  • Kabini - Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hampi - World Heritage Site
  • Badami - Badami Caves - World Heritage Site
  • Goa - The Golden Beaches
Tariff:
Tarrif per person per night for Deluxe Cabin
» Single Occupancy INR 19400
» Double Occupancy INR 14000
» Triple Occupancy INR 11400
» There aren't any Presidential Suites in Golden Chariot
» There can be changes in the fare which need to be checked before booking


Suggestions
  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years of age. 10 % surcharge plus 3 % service tax which can change as Govt. of India rules.
  • Tickets have to be booked days before the Train begans. The train begins in the month of October and runs till March. For the rest of the months, the train is kept for maintenance. Ticket booking depends on the availability.
  • In case of no show, no refund shall be done. In case of en route termination for any reason, there shall be no refund under any circumstance. The amount for the unused portion of the tour will be treated as forfeited. Any kind of amendment is possible only in case of Natural Disaster or serious ailment certified by a practising Doctor.
  • If the ticket is cancelled 14 days prior to the departure of the train, then 100 % reimbursement shall be there. In case of a group, only 50% of the Tickets charges will be given back.
  • The Train tariff includes accommodation on board, travel, all meals, total sight-seeing, entrance fees at parks, monuments, palaces and cultural programs. The tariff does not include telephone calls, laundry, drink, all tips, video camera fees, car facilities and other items of personal use.
  • The train begins from Bangalore and ends at Bangalore. You will have to reach the Bangalore Railway Station on your own at least an hour before the departure of the train.

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