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The Golden Chariot :
Choose to cruse with the vibrant golden chariot luxury trains. Ping us to feel the majestic gratifying colours and we’ll be at your service. The Golden chariot is the best selection that you earn. Golden chariot is an Indian lavishness Train forenamed behind the distinguished limestone chariot in Hampi, the splendid capital of Vijayanagara Empire that is currently a globally recognized legacy Site. Being a collective and deluxe business enterprise of Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation and Indian railways, The Golden Chariot is the original of its sort to abscond the golden-haired shadow of its voyage in South India.


History :
The sumptuousness of each diminutive fixation in the Indian luxury train will make you flabbergasted with admiration. It is in the vein of being flipside in the era when India was zilch excluding a cluster of petite but magnificent substantial states. Moreover, you will observe what life was for the kings and queens during that epoch. Lay down your arms physically as well as mentally to the charm of prehistoric parish, attention-grabbing architectural art and striking ordinary scenery in the company of India luxury train tours.
Route :
Golden Chariot Tours endorse two tours.
» First is the 'Pride of South'
» Second is the other is 'Southern Splendor'.
» The route covered is Bangalore-Goa- Mysore-Hassan-Hampi- Karapur Forest-Kabini, Belur-Shravanabelagola-Halebidu-Badami-Pattadakal etc bountiful with a varied fragility of flora and fauna, monuments and glossy beaches. The enormous range for shopping, to have a special cooking know-how each time, phenomenon at the ostentatious standard of living are fractions of our train Golden Chariot tour package.

» Bangalore: A World of Opportunity
» Kabini: A World of Wildlife
» Mysore: A World of Royalty
» Belur: A World of Worship
» Hampi: A World Heritage Site
» Badami: A World Heritage Site
» Goa: A World of Golden Beaches

Tour Period : 07 Nights/ 08Days
Touring Route : Bangalore - Kabini/Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore


Day : 01 Bangalore (Monday)
book now » 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm: Enter at taj west end.
» 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm: Enjoy the royal tea at the banquet hall.
» 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm: Staging on The Golden Chariot tour, Dos and Don’ts, safety and security, etc.
» 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm: Stopover at Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery
» 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm: Watch the vibrating cultural porgramme
» 8.00 pm: Disembark at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 for a conventional Indian welcome. Enjoy Lip-smacking Dinner on wheels.
» 9.00 pm: Head off to Mysore.


Day : 2 Mysore / Kabini / Bandipur (Tuesday)Kabini Boat
mysore-tour » 10:00 am: Head off for Kabini / Bandipur following breakfast.
» 01:00 pm: Arrive at the Jungle Lodge
Post Lunch: Head off for the Jungle / Boat Safari, watch wildlife film in the evening, followed by dinner and hang about at the jungle lodge overnight.


Day : 3 Mysore (Wednesday)Mysore
» 08:30 am: Following breakfast head off from Mysore.
» 11:30 am: Return to board the golden chariot.
» 01:00 pm: Have a regal lunch on the wheels.
» 03:00 pm: Set out for Mysore for visiting the attractions like Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam.
» 07:00 pm: Arrive at the Lalitha Mahal Palace for customary show followed by dinner.
» 10:00 pm: Retreat towards the golden chariot.


Day : 4 Hassan (Thursday) » 06:00 am: Head off from Mysore to Hassan.
» 08:15 am: Arrival at Hassan.
» 09:00 am: Head off for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola.
(Please note: you’ll have to ascend close at 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. visitors averse to experience can stay back on The Golden Chariot. This is accessible to the travelers at no extra cost)
» 01:00 pm: Have a regal lunch on the wheels.
» 03:00 pm: Head off for Belur and Halebid for visiting the attractions.
» 07:15 pm: Revert to The Golden Chariot.
» 07:45 pm: Head off to Hospet followed by a lip smacking buffet on wheels.


Day : 5 Hospet (Friday)
virupaksha » 06:00 am: Reach at Hospet.virupaksha
» 08:30 am: Post breakfast head off for Hampi for visiting the attractions like Virupaksha Temple, Queens's Bath, Elephant Stables, Local handicrafts marketplace etc.
» 01:00 pm: Have a regal lunch on the wheels
» 03:00 pm: Head off for visiting the following attractions of Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple. light up Vittala Temple.
» 08:00 pm: Revert to The Golden Chariot following a royal dinner.


Day : 6 Badami (Saturday)
» 05:00 am: Head off from Hospet to Badami.
» 08:30 am: Reach Badami.
badami-tour » 09:00 am: Head off following breakfast for visiting the attractions of Badami Caves and Pattadakal.
» 01:30 pm: Have a regal lunch on the wheels.
» 02:00 pm: Head off for Goa. Also take pleasure in the services like that of Spa, Gym and Dinner onboard .arrive at Goa post midnight.


Day : 7 Goa (Sunday)
» 09:30 am: Morning breakfast on wheels.Goa
» 10:00 am: Head off for visiting the attractions.
» 11:00 am: Stopover at eminent churches of old Goa.
book now » 12:15 pm: Stopover at an Old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for tea/coffee and cookies; also enjoy spree at the emporium.
» 02:00 pm: Arrive at Majorda Beach Resort for lunch.
» 03:00 pm: Take the benefits from Ayurvedic massage, fun at casino, a dunk in the pool / beach, etc. (Additional charges for Ayurvedic massage and casino as applicable).
goa-tours » 06:00 pm: Head off from the resort.
» 07:15 pm: Arrival at the golden chariot.
» 09:00 pm: Head off for Bengaluru.


Day : 8 Bangalore (Monday)
» 08:00 to 09:30 am: Sunup Breakfast on wheels.
» 11:00 am: Arrive at Yeshwantpur railway station, goodbye from the complete squad of golden chariot.

Tour Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Day : 01 Bangalore - Chennai (Monday)
bangalore »Juncture at the Taj West End positioned at Bangalore during 15.00 hrs.
» Following lavish Tea time make tracks for visiting the attractions at 16.00 hrs. progress to the Bangalore Railway Station in the evening on your lodge train coach The Golden Chariot – Splendor of The South and make yourself contented and at ease just the way you are at home for the subsequent week.
» Exodus to Chennai at: 22.00 hrs.


Day : 02 Mamallapuram & Chennai (Tuesday)
» Appearance at Chennai: 06.00 hrs.
» Pleasure trip to Mamallapuram, a prehistoric coastal harbor at southern part of Chennai, globally famed because of its shore temple, Mamallapuram was the succeeding capital and marine harbor of the Pallava Kings of Kanchipuram. The complete of Mamallapuram is a marvelous al fresco museum of figurine in living wage pitch, colossal shrines ladle out grotto’s brilliantly chisel surrounded by the world’s major Bas aid in rock etc.Mamallapuram
mamallapuram » Dine in the noon at Mamallapuram. After lunch we proceed to visit the city of Chennai.
» Chennai is a corporation of over full-grown rural community and life form of a most important harbor and is in addition recognized as the first step to the South.
» Proceed for a visiting the attractions of Chennai starting from the 'St. Mary's Church', Saint Thomas Cathedral, Kapleshwara Temple, Sri Parathasarathy Temple, National Art Gallery and Museum, Fort St. George and the legendary film studios.
» During the evening come back to the train and enjoy a ceremonial dinner on wheels.
» Exodus for Pondicherry after the dinner.


Day : 03 Pondicherry (Wednesday) Pondicherry
pondicherry » On board coming at Pondicherry: 08:00 hrs.
» Visiting the attractions of Pondicherry, explore Auroville and the Aurobindo Ashram Centre of Integral Yoga.
» Following supper the train will proceed to Tiruchirapalli at 22:00 hrs.


Day : 04 Tiruchirapalli & Thanjavur (Thursday)
» Sunup entrance in Tiruchirapalli.
» Progress for visiting the attractions of Tanjore such as the Vijayanagara Kingdom and the Brihadeshwara temple the world renowned heritage site.


Day : 05 Madurai (Friday)Madurai Temple
madurai-tour » Reach at Madurai at 08:00 hrs.
» Advance for visiting the tourist attractions of Madurai such as the Meenakshi Temple, the Thirumalai Nayak Palace & Thiruparangundram temple.


Day : 06 Kanyakumari - Thiruvananthapuram (Saturday)
» The excursion embarks on in the first light with a spectacular Sunrise at Kanyakumari.
» Brunch on board and during the noon make tracks to Thiruvananthapuram. Stopover at Thiruvananthapuram and the Kovalam Beach. Witness the Cultural show in the evening following with a festivity dinner.
book now » During the night enjoy the scenery out of the train whilst it makes tracks towards Alleppey.


Day : 07 Backwaters & Kochi - Alleppey (Sunday)Alleppey
backwaters-alleppey » Entrance at Alleppey during 09:00 hrs.
» Commencing Alappuzha take pleasure in the Vembanad Lake via houseboat.
» Upon getting into Kumarakom, see and feel the captivating sights, sounds, fragrance etc.
» Have lunch at Kumarakom following a drive to Kochi.
» Visit the "The Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church (closed on Sundays), the traditional fishing hamlets, also observe a century old Chinese fishing nets, which are still used.
» At sundown enjoy the Kathakali dance following dinner.
» Leaving on wheels at 22:00 hrs to Bangalore.


Day : 08 Bangalore (Monday)
» Arrival at Bangalore in the Morning. Post-brunch vacate from the train and on your way back shift to the Airport for your beyond passage to your homeland.

October 2014 to March 2015 (For Indian Nationals in INR & International travellers in USD)

International Travellers
Occupancy Oct 2014 to Mar 2015 Description
Single US$ 754 per night Single Cabin
Double/Twin US$ 545 per person per night TWN Sharing Cabin
Triple US$ 440 per person per night Triple Sharing Cabin

Indian Nationality Only
Occupancy Oct 2014 To Mar 2015 Description
Single INR 22000 per night Single Cabin
Double/Twin INR 16500 per person per night TWN Sharing Cabin
Triple INR 13200 per person per night Triple Sharing Cabin

# 10% extra surcharge during Christmas and New Year departures.
# 3.09% Service Tax will be extra as applicable.
# Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years.


# Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot and other resorts/ Travel/ all meals / conducted sightseeing tours / entrance fees at monuments / parks/ palaces and cultural programs.
# The Tariff does not includes: Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, spa, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.
The above Tariff is subject to change without notice.


Reservation / Cancellation - Terms & Conditions


Booking Policy
20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.


Cancellation Policy
5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
20% of ticket value between 30 to 59 days prior to departure.
50% of ticket value between 29 to 15 days prior to departure.
100% of ticket value 14 days prior to departure.


No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:

# No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
# En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
# Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.



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The Golden Chariot – Schedule for March 2014 to March 2015 departures are as:


 Month  Departure Dates
October, 2014 06, 13, 27
November, 2014 10, 24
December, 2014 08, 22
January, 2015 5, 19
Fabruary, 2015 2, 16
March, 2015 2, 16,
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