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.
The Golden Chariot train has a Conference coach, which can accommodate 30 people.
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.
Bangalore – Srirangapatnam – Mysore – Kabini – Shravanabelagola – Belur – Halebid – Hampi – Badami – Aihole – Pattadakal – Goa.
| 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
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 - Go
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