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Golden Chariot, the luxury train of south takes you to the Karnatak and Goa region. The luxuries offered are pampering and destinations covered are beautiful. Don't miss a trip.
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The Golden Chariot

Rightly nicknamed, the Golden Chariot is the pride of South India. It enhances south India's credibility as one of the best regions to explore for visitors to India, and that also amidst all the luxuries one can ask for. This luxury train is a product of the joint initiative taken by the Indian railways and Karnataka tourism department. And since its launch it has received rave reviews about its fantastic services offered and the destinations covered.

Facilities on Board - The Golden Chariot

Every inch of the Golden Chariot is drenched with royalty and luxury. The coaches, named after the royal dynasties of Karnataka themselves set the mood. They are called Kadamba, Hoysala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adhilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula and Vijayanagar. The cabins are air conditioned with facilities like vanity /writing desk, Wi-Fi, LCD television, DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe and private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories.
The two restaurant Nala and Ruchi have interiors that is inspired out of the art of Hampi and Halebid. Madira, the bar serves choicest of liquor which you can enjoy watching cultural performances. To add to your royal and luxurious experience, there is also a gym and conference coach. The hospitality of the train is looked after by one of India's leading hotel chains - The Mapple Group of Hotels.

The Tour Itinerary - The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot covers some of the most wonderful destinations in south India. A whole new set of cultural and natural treasures reveal themselves once you take this journey. The journey commences from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka and completes its journey in 8 days.

The Detailed Itinerary - The Golden Chariot - IVP033

Day 1: Bangalore city sightseeing tour. Lunch at Leela Palace. Board the Golden Chariot and depart for Mysore. Dinner on board.

Day 2: Reach Mysore. Move to explore Bandipur & Kabini wildlife sanctuary. Enjoy boat safari and a wildlife film. Lunch at Jungle lodge. Night stay in jungle lodge.

Day 3: Return to Mysore. Go for Mysore sightseeing tour - Mysore Palace and Srirangapatnam. Enjoy cultural show followed by dinner at Lalitha Mahal Palace. Lunch on board.

Day 4: Depart to Hassan and then Shravanabelagola. View the mammoth sculpture of Lord Bahubali there. Post lunch on board, go for a sightseeing tour of Belur and Halebid. Depart to Hospet. Dinner on board.

Day 4: Depart to Hassan and then Shravanabelagola. View the mammoth sculpture of Lord Bahubali there. Post lunch on board, go for a sightseeing tour of Belur and Halebid. Depart to Hospet. Dinner on board.

Day 5 : Explore the ruins of Hampi. Return to Hospet and explore its attractions - Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple & Vittala Temple. Dinner on board.

Day 6 : Leave for and arrive at Badami. Explore the caves of Badami and Pattadakal. Depart for Goa. Free time in train. Dinner on board.

Day 7 : Visit the churches of Old Goa as well as an old Portugues house - Sola Souto Maior. Go to Majorda beach resort and enjoy lunch and other activities there. Depart for Bangalore. Dinner on board.

Day 8 : Reach bangalore. Journey ends here.

Variation in Golden Chariot Tour

The above tour has a couple of variations for all those who would like to have a bit of different itinerary.

The first of these 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 '10' - 30th
September '10'- 6, 27
October '10'- 11, 25
November '10'- 8, 22
December '10'- 6, 20
January '11'- 3, 17, 31
February '11- 14, 28
March '11- 14, 28
April '11- 11, 18, 25
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