Discover South India In A Royal Way.
The Golden Chariot is one of the superb luxury trains in India that takes you to some of the most famous tourist places in South India.
The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots in the Indian states of Karnataka, Goa, Kerala & Tamil Nadu as well as Pondicherry, depending on the selected itinerary. It is named after the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple at Hampi. The 19 coaches on the train are coloured purple and gold and sport the logo of a mythological animal with the head of an elephant and a body of a lion. The Golden Chariot is operating between the months of October – March with a departure every week, on Monday and had its maiden commercial run on 10 March 2008. The train, along with the Deccan Odyssey, is designed on the lines of the more popular Palace on Wheels with accommodations, spa treatments and dining. It has been awarded the title of “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train” at World Travel Awards, 2013 The train is operated by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation and The Maple Group handles the hospitality services on the train.
On Board Facilities
Designed & operated on the lines of World famous Palace On wheels Train Tour. The Golden Chariot Train Southern Splendour This Train offers Eleven luxuriously furnished Air-Conditioned Saloons of 4 sleeping chambers (Cabins) each, Two Dining Cars, One Bar Lounge, Business Centre, Mini Gymnasium & Ayurvedic Spa.
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 a combination of 26 Twin Bedded Cabins, 17 Double bedded Cabins & One Cabin for Physically Challenged.
Each Cabin offers a small wardrobe, vanity desk, LCD Televisions, Electric sockets with 220 AC for recharging batteries; & private washroom having 5 Star Hotel accessories.
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.
Spa & Gym Facility
There are Two massage rooms, for the traditional & age old Ayurvedic massages, said to offer definite cures for modern day fatigue & stress. Also available is a fully equipped Gymnasium.
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The Golden Chariot offers 2 itineraries. The itineraries are named Pride of the South and Splendor of the South.
Pride of the South
Pride of the South tour is 7 nights and 8 days itinerary during which several tourist places in Karnataka are covered. The destinations covered during Pride of the South are Bengaluru (Day 1), Mysore (Day 2), Nagarhole National Park (Day 3), Hassan, Karnataka, Belur and Halebidu (Day 4), Hospet and Hampi (Day 5), Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami (Day 6), Goa (Day 7), and back to Bengaluru (Day 8).
Splendour of the South
The splendour of the South tour covers tourist places in 3 South Indian states. During this 7 nights and 8 days itinerary, tourist places in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry are explored. Destinations covered during this itinerary include Bangalore (Day 1), Chennai (Day 2), Pondicherry (Day 3), Tanjavur (Day 4), Madurai (Day 5), Thiruvananthapuram (Day 6), Alleppey and Kochi (Day 7) and return to Bangalore (Day 8).
For 2017-18 Season the Golden Chariot Train is only operating on Pride Of South Circuit covering Mysore, Hampi & Goa & all scheduled departs of Southern Splendour Circuit stand cancelled.
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Embark on a luxurious voyage of discovery through the cradle of Stone Architecture. Journey through the magnificent World Heritage Sites at Hampi & Pattadakkal, the exquisite temples at Belur & and Halebid, Golden beaches of Goa & Wildlife Reserve at Nagarhole.
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