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The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot

Are you willing to go for a fascinating journey through the many worlds of Karnataka? Plan your tour with the luxurious and magnificent train 'Golden Chariot'. This luxury train is the best for you if you want to experience the royalty. This masterpiece will take you to a remarkable voyage of discovery through the Cradle of Stone Architecture and reflects the historical significance of Karnataka. The train includes 19 coaches in all, which are exquisitely coloured purple and gold. The logo of this train is a mythological animal having the head of an elephant and the body of a lion.

Embark on a journey of 7 nights & 8 days with the train which will enable you to explore sites like Mysore Palace, Srirangapatna, Nagarhole National Park (Kabini), Shravanabelagola, Belur (11th century cradle of Hoysala architecture), Hampi, Halebidu, Pattadakal, Badami, Aihole and the Golden Beaches of Goa.

History

The Golden Chariot came into existence when The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and the Railways Ministry signed an MOU for it. The train flagged off from Yeshwanthpur station in Bangalore on March 10, 2008. This luxury train was named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site.

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.

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

Facilities

Accommodation

The Golden Chariot offers excellent accommodation units, which are known for the intricate carvings, finest interiors, ancient paintings, royal feel and luxury. The Cabin Coaches of the train come up with a range of rooms, which are categorized into 26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for physically challenged.

These rooms are named after all the dynasties that ruled Karnataka like Kadamba, Rastrakota, Ganga, Hoysala, Chalukya, Adhilshahi, Bhahamani, Sangama, Yudukula, Shathavashna and Vijayanagar. These fully air-conditioned cabins are also equipped with writing desk, LCD television, Wi-Fi, wardrobe, DVD with 6 satellite channels and private bathroom with all the modern amenities and accessories.

Restaurants

The train has two restaurants - Nala and Ruchi to serve you the authentic varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights. The interior of these restaurants is inspired by the timeless aesthetics of Hampi and Halebid. There are 4-seater and 2-seater dining cabins with the sofas and chairs for your comfort. Nala was named after a king, the legendary chef from the times of the Mahabharata. On the other hand, Ruchi is a Sanskrit word, which means 'fine tastes'.

Lounge Bar

A well-stocked bar named 'Madira' is available on the train to cater to your needs. It is a relaxing and elegant seating place. The bar boasts of royal interiors that are modeled after the Mysore Palace.

Conference Coach

It is an ideal place where your can conduct conferences as well as business meetings. With an accommodation capacity of about 30 people, the conference coach is equipped with 42 inch LCD television as well as high-speed Internet surfing.

Gym Coach

The train has a separate health center that serves all the modern facilities for Ayurveda, Spa and Gym. Following all the ancient traditions, it also has 2 massage rooms for a unique rejuvenation experience. The gymnasium is also facilitated with all the modern equipment for exercise.

Hospitality

All the amenities at the Golden Chariot are provided by 'The Mapple Group' which is a leading Hotel & Resort Chain in India. Mapple Group gained prominence with its first hotel Mapple Inn at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, in November 2006. After that, many other units established under the same banner – like Mapple Whitefield (Bangalore, January 2007), Mapple Abhay (Jodhpur, April 2007) and Mapple Viva (Goa, April 2007). The group is now also focusing on other prominent cities like Pune, Mysore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Indore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Katra, Jammu, Badi, Kochi, Pondicherry and Coimbatore.

The Golden Chariort passes through various states of South India and thus, providing its passengers the opportunity to see the lifestyle and culture of the culturally rich states like Tamilnadu and Kerela.




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