The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot A Luxuriously-Appointed Train Making Your Sojourn Unforgettable

Experience Karnataka in a whole new way by planning a tour on the magnificent Golden Chariot. This luxury train has been especially designed to offer a royal experience to extravagant travellers where they explore Cradle of Stone Architecture and historical significance of Karnataka. Embark on this 7 nights & 8 days journey and visit the most spectacular treasure troves of India, including Mysore Palace, Srirangapatna, Nagarhole National Park, Shravanabelagola, Belur, Hampi, Halebidu, Pattadakal, Badami, Aihole and the pristine beaches of Goa.

History

An outcome of a MoU sighed between the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and the Railways Ministry, the Golden Chariot was flagged off for the first time on March 10, 2008. The train was named after the well-known Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site.

Travel in Style

The Golden Chariot lets you travel in the lap of luxury where you stay in brilliant accommodation units, designed using elaborate carvings, premium interiors, antique paintings and a royal ambience. The Cabin Coaches have a range of rooms, including 26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for physically challenged.

All the rooms have been named after various dynasties that ruled Karnataka in the past like Kadamba, Rastrakota, Ganga, Hoysala, Chalukya, Adhilshahi, Bhahamani, Sangama, Yudukula, Shathavashna and Vijayanagar. Golden Chariot is a perfect exemplar of rich Indian history and modern day amenities.

The train houses two restaurants - Nala and Ruchi serving a grand menu with vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights. To spend some lighter moments enjoying your favourite cocktail, visit Madira, the well-stocked bar of the train.

Golden Chariot is ideal for all kind of travellers, including leisure holidaymakers to business groups. The conference coach of the train, with an accommodation capacity of about 30 people, is perfect for conducting business meetings.

So, take this beautiful sojourn through renowned yet off beat destinations of South India in plush fashion.         

Glimpses of Karnataka

Duration: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Destinations Covered: Bengaluru – Bandipur – Mysore – Hampi – Bengaluru

Day 1 (Sunday) - Bengaluru to Bandipur

Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station at around 08:30 AM. Proceed on your sojourn at 09:30 AM after welcome and registration. Lunch shall be served onboard. Proceed for a game drive at Bandipur National Park from Nanjangud Town, approx. 50 km from Bandipur. Return to the train for dinner.

Day 2 (Monday) - Mysore

After breakfast onboard, proceed to visit the Mysore Palace. Return to the train for lunch. Visit Srirangapatnam as an Optional excursion. Proceed for dinner at a city hotel with cultural activities. Return to the train as it proceeds to Hampi.

Day 3 (Tuesday) - Hampi

After breakfast onboard, proceed to visit the capital of Vijayanagara kingdom – Hampi. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the ruins at Hampi tell a tale of opulence and grandeur of the kingdom. Return to the train for lunch. Visit Anegundi as an Optional excursion in the afternoon. Enjoy an Indian Evening onboard followed by dinner.

Day 4 (Wednesday) - Bengaluru

Breakfast shall be served onboard as the train arrives into Yeshwantpur Railway Station at around 11:00 AM.

Jewels of South

Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights
Destinations Covered: (Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi - Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur and Chettinad – Kanyakumari – Alleppey/Kumarakom – Cochin – Bengaluru)

Day 1 (Sunday) - Bengaluru to Mysore

Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station around 09:00 AM. Proceed to Mysore after welcome and registration. Lunch shall be served onboard. Proceed to visit the Mysore Palace at around 3:00 PM. Return to the train for dinner as the train proceeds to Hampi.

Day 2 (Monday) - Hampi

After onboard breakfast, proceed to visit the capital of Vijaynagara kingdom – Hampi. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the ruins tell a tale of opulence and grandeur. Return to train for lunch. Evening optional excursion to Anegundi. Dinner shall be served onboard as train proceeds to Mahabalipuram

Day 3 (Tuesday) - Mahabalipuram

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast onboard as the train arrives into Chengalpattu Railway Station. Proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site – Shore Temple. followed by lunch at an exclusive venue. Return to the train for dinner as the train proceeds to Thanjavur.

Day 4 (Wednesday) - Thanjavur and Chettinad

Proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Brihadeshvara Temple. Lunch shall be served onboard as the train proceeds to Chettinad. In the evening proceed to visit the Athnagudi tile factory followed by visit to Chettinadu mansions. Dinner shall be served onboard as the train proceeds to Cochin.

Day 5 (Thursday) - Cochin

After onboard breakfast, proceed to visit the Matancherry Palace in Fort Cochin area after which witness some of the best kept dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue. Return to the train for lunch. Optional excursion to Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church. Enjoy an India evening onboard followed by dinner as it proceeds to Kumarakom.

Day 6 (Friday) - Kumarakom

After onboard breakfast proceed for a cruise on the backwaters followed by lunch at an exclusive venue. Return to the train as it proceeds to Bengaluru. Dinner shall be served onboard.

Day 7/Saturday (Bengaluru)

Breakfast shall be served onboard as the train arrives in Bengaluru.

Pride of Karnataka

Duration: 07 Days / 06 Nights
Destinations Covered: Bengaluru - Bandipur - Mysore - Halebidu and Chikamgaluru - Hampi - Badami - Goa - Bengaluru

Day 1 (Sun) - Bengaluru - Bandipur

  • Guests arrive at Yeshvantpur Railway Station at around 0845 hrs.
  • Tour Briefing onboard.
  • Lunch onboard.
  • Deboard at Nanjangud Town at 1400 hrs.
  • 50 km by road to Bandipur
  • Evening Safari at Bandipur from 1630 to 1830 hrs
  • Return to train for dinner.
  • Train proceeds to Mysore and stationed overnight at Mysore.

Day 2 (Mon) - Mysore

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Visit Mysore Palace.
  • Return to train for lunch
  • Optional visit to Srirangapatnam
  • Dinner onboard.

Day 3 (Tue) - Halebidu and Chikamgaluru

  • Breakfast onboard as train arrives at Banavar Rly Station
  • Visit Halebidu from Banavar Rly Station at 0800 hrs.
  • Return to train by 1130 hrs
  • Train proceeds to Chikamagalur. Lunch onboard.
  • Deboard at 1500 hrs to visit plantations followed by coffee tasting and dinner.
  • Return to train.

Day 4 (Wed) - Hampi

  • After early breakfast onboard, proceed to visit Hampi ruins.
  • Lunch onboard.
  • Indian Evening onboard. 

Day 5 (Thu) - Badami

  • After breakfast onboard, optional visit to Badami Caves. (200 steps to climb)
  • Lunch onboard.
  • 1415 hrs deboard to visit Pattadakal and Aihole. 
  • Dinner onboard.

Day 6 (Fri) - Goa Day

  • Onboard breakfast.
  • Proceed to visit Churches of North Goa and Museum.
  • Lunch onboard.
  • Deboard for a Bollywood Evening and dinner at a resort/hotel.
  • Return to the train by 2145 hrs
  • Train proceeds to Yehswantpur.

Day 7 (Sat) - Bengaluru

  • Breakfast onboard.
  • Trip ends.

The Golden Chariot Packages Tariff for Season 2020-21 AND 2021-22 (USD)

  PACKAGE TARIFF IN USD FOR 2020-21 AND 2021-22

  Glimpses of Karnataka
(04 Days / 03 Nights)
Jewels of South
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Pride of Karnataka
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Deluxe Cabin USD 2,400 USD 4,200 USD 4,200
Single Supplement USD 1,800 USD 3,150 USD 3,150


  PACKAGE TARIFF IN INT FOR 2020-21 AND 2021-22

Months Glimpses of Karnataka
(04 Days / 03 Nights)
Jewels of South
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Pride of Karnataka
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Deluxe Cabin INR 1,70,930  INR 2,99,130 INR 2,99,130
Single Supplement INR 1,28,200 INR 2,24,350 INR 2,24,350
  1. All prices are in US Dollars & INR
  2. All prices are per person per journey on twin sharing basis
  3. Prices are subject to change in case of any change or amendment in the routing, itineraries, inclusions etc. Rates in Indian Rupee are also available. For Child Policy, Rates in INR and other details, please refer to official website www.goldenchariot.org
  4. Government taxes extra as applicable
  5. Itineraries, destinations, venues and scheduled departures are subject to change without prior notice
  6. For latest updates, please visit official website www.goldenchariot.org
  7. Supplement may apply for Signature Journeys, special occasions such as New Year, Christmas etc.

Schedule

Departure Dates 2020-21

Months Glimpses of Karnataka
(04 Days / 03 Nights)
Jewels of South
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Pride of Karnataka
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Oct. 2020 18 11 4
Nov. 2020 15 8, 29 1, 22
Dec. 2020 6, 27 20 13
Jan. 2020 7 10, 31 3, 24
Feb. 2020 7, 28 21 14
Mar. 2020 28 21 14
Total Trips 8 8 8


Departure Dates 2021-22

Months Glimpses of Karnataka
(04 Days / 03 Nights)
Jewels of South
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Pride of Karnataka
(07 Days/ 06 Nights)
Oct. 2020 17 24 3, 31
Nov. 2020 7, 28 14 21
Dec. 2020 19 5, 26 12
Jan. 2020 9, 30 16 2, 23
Feb. 2020 20 6 13
Mar. 2020 - 6, 20 13
Total Trips 7 8 8
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