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The Golden Chariot - One of the most loved luxury trains of India, the Golden Chariot lets you enjoy the pampering comforts of royalty while exploring the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka and Goa.
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The Golden Chariot - Pride of the South

This vacation, board 'The Golden Chariot the pride of south India' to have a glimpse of myriad hues of beautiful state - Karnataka. The journey of seven nights and eight days will give you an opportunity to spend one complete week in luxury while exploring the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Experience the fascinating journey and travel through the magnificent ancient monuments and majestic temples of the state. Explore the numerous wildlife species in lush green landscapes and delight yourself with boat safari.

About The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is the result of joint initiative taken by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation and Indian Railways. It is one of the best luxury trains operated in India and is loved by tourists.

Luxurious Facilities
The luxury train is equipped with all kind of modern amenities to live upto to the expectations of guests. Every suite is well appointed and meticulously crafted to experience the royal lifestyle of Kings. Chambers are adorned with intricate carving on the ceilings. Each coach is named after the former ruling dynasties of the state. All comforts are provided to make your stay a memorable one. The train includes fully A/C cabins, vanity/writing desk, 26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for physically challenged. Every cabin is fitted with LCD television, DVD player, Wi-fi, Wardrobe and attached bathroom with luxurious accessories.

Conference Coach
The Golden Chariot train has a Conference coach, which can accommodate 30 people.

Gym Coach
Start your day with some exercises at ayurveda centre, spa and gym on the train. Gym coach consists: two massage rooms and a well equipped gymnasium.

Restaurants and Bar
The train has two restaurants Nala and Ruchi. Guests can relish at delicious varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Restaurants consist 4 seater and 2 seater dinning cabins with sofas and chairs. The interiors of the restaurant are designed with antique decor, inspired by architectural splendor of Halebid and Hampi. The elegantly decorated 'Madira' the lounge bar is highly influenced by the design of Mysore Palace. Guests can relax themselves by sipping variety of cocktails.

Destination Covered
Bangalore Srirangapatnam Mysore Kabini Shravanabelagola Belur Halebid Hampi Badami Aihole Pattadakal Goa.

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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Bangalore
12 noon - Check in at Leela Palace. Have lunch at Jamawar or Citrus

03:00 pm - Depart for local sightseeing

08:00 pm - On arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, you will be escorted to respective cabins

9:00 pm - Depart for Mysore

11:30 pm - Arrive Mysore

Day 2: Mysore
10:00 am - Depart for Kabini

01: 00 pm - Arrive Jungle lodge (Rajiv Gandhi NP) followed by lunch

Post Lunch - Enjoy boat safari

Return back at dawn for wildlife film

Overnight at Jungle lodge and have dinner

Day 03: Mysore
08:30 am - Have breakfast and depart for Mysore

11:30 am - Board The Golden Chariot train

01:00 pm - Lunch on board

03:00 pm - Sightseeing tour of Mysore

07: 00 pm - Visit Lalitha Mahal Palace for cultural show, followed by dinner

10:00 pm - Board the Golden Chariot train

Day 04: Hassan
06:00 am - Depart for Hassan

08:15 am - Arrive Hassan

09:00 am - Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola

01:00 pm - Board the Golden Chariot. Lunch in train

03:00 pm - Depart for sightseeing tour to Belur and Haleoid

07:15 pm - Back on-board The Golden Chariot and depart for Hospet. Dinner in train.

Day 05: Hospet
06:00 am - Arrive at Hospet

08:30 am - Once finished with breakfast, depart for Hampi sightseeing

01:00 pm - Board The Golden Chariot

03:00 pm - Depart for heritage sightseeing

08:00 pm - Return to The Golden Chariot. Diiner on board

Day 06 - Badami
05:00 am - Depart to Badami

08:30 am - Arrive at Badami

09:00 am - After leisurely breakfast, depart for local sightseeing

01:30 pm - Return to the luxury train for lunch

02: 00 pm - Depart for Goa. Dinner on train

Day 07: Goa
10:00 am - After the breakfast, depart for local sightseeing

02:00 pm - Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch

03:00 pm - Have Ayurveda massage, visit casinot

06:00 pm - Depart from the resort

07:15 pm - Return back to The Golden Chariot. Dinner on

09:00 pm - Depart for Bangalore

Day 08: Bangalore
08:00 to 09:30 am - Breakfast on-board The Golden Chariot

11:00 am - Reach Yeswanthpur railway station. On arrival farewell and proceed for onward destination

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The Golden Chariot offers two variation in the above itinerary.

The first of these itineraries offers Bangalore to Goa Tour in 6 Nights / 7 days. The itinerary of this trip is as follows:

Bangalore - Kabini / Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa

The second variation offers Goa to Goa Tour in 7 Nights / 8 days. The itinerary for this trip is as follows:

Goa - Bangalore - Kabini / Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa

Golden Chariot Schedule for 2010-11
August - 30th
September - 6, 27
October - 11, 25
November - 8, 22
December - 6, 20
January - 3, 17, 31
February - 14, 28
March - 14, 28
April - 11, 18, 25

Splendor of the South
...The New Journey of Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot now offers its guests a new journey with new destinations. The new journey covers places in Kerala as well as Tamil Nadu.

The Broad Itinerary
¤ Day 1 - Bangalore - Chennai
¤ Day 2 - Mamallapuram - Chennai
¤ Day 3 - Pondicherry
¤ Day 4 - Tiruchirapalli - Thanjavur
¤ Day 5 - Madurai
¤ Day 6 - Thiruvananthapuram - Poovar
¤ Day 7 - Backwaters - Kochi
¤ Day 8 - Bangalore (return)

The Schedule in 2010-11

¤ October '10' - 4, 18
¤ November '10'- 1, 15, 29
¤ December '10'- 13, 27
¤ January - 10, 24
¤ February - 7, 21
¤ March - 7, 21
¤ April - 4

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