Golden Chariot Asia, India
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About The Golden Chariot
Golden Chariot tours Karnataka in south west India, which is less often visited by luxury trains. Re-launched 2020 after refurbishment.
Pride of Karnataka with Goa (6 nights / 7 days): Bengaluru (Bandipur) - Mysore - Halebidu and Chikamgaluru - Hampi - Badami - Goa - Bengaluru
Jewels of South (6 nights / 7 days): Bangalore – Mysore – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Kanyakumari – Kochi – Alleppey - Bangalore
Glimpses of Karnataka (3 nights / 4 days): Bangalore – Bandipur – Mysore – Hampi - Bangalore
Southern India. A journey on the Golden Chariot will take you through 1,600 years of history, through Karnataka, The voyages unveil empires, treasures, secrets and takes you to lost kingdoms.
The crafted Golden Chariot reflects the rich culture, palatial architecture and temple detailing of Karnataka, blended with modern facilities. There are 19 specially-designed coaches, 11 of which with cabins with private bathrooms.
Pride of Karnataka with Goa
Highlights Pride of Karnataka with Goa
Bandipur National Park Considered to be one of the best managed national parks in the country, Bandipur is part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, the largest protected area in Southern India. This former hunting ground of the Maharaja of Mysore, many teak and sandalwood trees are responsible for its unique atmosphere. Watch for the wildlife in its verdant plains.
Mysore Mysore is well-known for its royal heritage, ornate palaces and monuments. Located at the foot of Chamundi hills, it was the capital of the Wodeyar dynasty. With the perfect amalgamation of age-old traditions and new-age cosmopolitan culture, it has earned the moniker of Karnataka’s ‘cultural capital’.
Halebidu & Chikamangluru The regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th& 13th century, Halebidu has a collection of shrines, temples and sculptures.
Hoysaleswara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a perfect example of Hoysala architecture.
Chikamangluru offers a tranquil retreat with its dreamy landscapes and verdant hills. Ideal for explorers, trekkers, nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, this is an enchanting hill station.
Hampi Located amongst hills and valleys, this area of ruins, rusty colours and fascinating landscape is a delight. An open museum with treasury buildings, ancient monuments, beautiful temples and the captivating remains of Vijayanagar Empire, this ancient city is fascinating.
Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole Feel the legends of the mighty Chalukyaempire come alive in this erstwhile capital that houses stunning rock-cut cave temples dating back to the 5th century. This unforgettable heritage trail will take you back in time to the ‘Golden Age’ of art, literature and architecture in South India.
GoaGoa has something for everyone. Relax on the beautiful beaches or view the Portuguese architecture.
Schedule Pride of Karnataka with Goa
Day 01 Sunday
Bengaluru - Bandipur: Check-in at Yeshvantpur Railway Station at around 0845 hrs. Tour Briefing onboard the Golden Chariot. Lunch onboard.
Alight at Nanjangud Town at 1400 hrs. 50 km by road to Bandipur National Park. Evening Safari, 1630 hrs to 1830 hrs.
Return to train for dinner. Train proceeds to Mysore and stations there overnight.
Day 02 Monday
Mysore - Breakfast onboard. Visit Mysore Palace. Return to train for lunch.
Optional visit to Srirangapatnam. Dinner onboard.
Day 03 Tuesday
Halebidu and Chikamgaluru - Breakfast onboard as train arrives at Banavar Railway Station. Visit Halebidu , departing at 0800 hrs.
Return to train by 1130 hrs. Train proceeds to Chikamagalur. Lunch onboard.
Alight at 1500 hrs to visit plantations followed by coffee tasting and dinner. Return to train.
Day 04 Wednesday
Hampi - After early breakfast onboard, visit Hampi ruins. Lunch onboard.
Indian themed Evening onboard.
Day 05 Thursday
Badami - After breakfast onboard, optional visit to Badami Caves. (200 steps to climb).
Lunch onboard. Alight at 1415 hrs to visit Pattadakal and Aihole. Dinner onboard.
Day 06 Friday
Goa - Onboard breakfast. Visit Churches of North Goa and Museum.
Lunch onboard. Alight for a Bollywood Evening and dinner at a resort/hotel.
Return to the train by 2145 hrs. Train proceeds to Yehswantpur.
Day 07 Saturday
Bengaluru - Breakfast onboard. Journey ends.
Dates and Prices Pride of Karnataka with Goa
2020 March 22. April 4, 12. October 4. November 1, 22. December 13.
2021 January 3, 24. February 14. March 14.
Prices pre-Club discount. Train Tour will operate subject to minimum of 25 passengers OR deposit will be refunded.
Jewels of South
The Jewels of South itinerary to follow: (6 nights / 7 days): Bangalore – Mysore – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Kanyakumari – Kochi – Alleppey - Bangalore
Dates and Prices Jewels of South
2020 October 11. November 8, 29. December 20. January 10, 31. February 21. March 21.
Glimpses of Karnataka
Glimpses of Karnataka itinerary to follow: (3 nights / 4 days): Bangalore – Bandipur – Mysore – Hampi - Bangalore
Dates and Prices Glimpses of Karnataka
2020 October 18. November 15. December 6, 27.
2021 January 17. February 7, 28. March 28.
All suites have en-suite attached bathrooms as well as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access and plasma TV. The hand-carved wooden panels on roof and wall panels, hand-woven silk bed sheets like the Maharajas of Mysore, and furniture inspired by the architecture of Mysore and Hoysala creates the atmosphere of opulent travel.
With interiors inspired by historic temples, the Nala and Ruchi restaurants serve a wide range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine. Sit in cushioned chairs at tables for two and four people.
Plush, royal elegance illustrated by the wonderful décor creates a fantastic atmosphere in which to take refreshing drinks whilst watching the magical landscape pass by.
The luxury of a Spa treatment car on board allows one to discover age old traditions and cures to modern day stress.
Included: The tariff includes accommodation on board, meals, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned coach on sharing basis, entrance fees (while entering monuments, parks, palaces and other sightseeing location
Not included: It does not include tips, phone calls, camera fees in the sightseeing locations, SPA car and Business car facilities, alcohol or laundry and anything not mentioned above.
Surcharge: Christmas and New Year being the peak holiday season has a 10% surcharge levied on all departures.
Tax: Govt. of India norms, Service Tax is levied on the prevalent tariff and subject to changes.
Insurance: Travel insurance is essential. It is a condition of booking that passengers have adequate travel insurance cover from the country of domicile for injury, illness, death, accident, loss of effects or luggage and holiday cancellation. You will need to show your insurance policy.
Visas: Citizens of all countries require a valid national passport (valid for at least 6 months), valid travel documents and valid visa granted by Indian Missions abroad or E-Visa for entering India authorised by the government of India.
Gratuities: The recommended tipping charges are USD 125pp for the entire journey (this is a guideline advised by train and not mandatory). The guest need not tip anybody off train i.e, it includes tip for coach drivers/guides etc. An envelope will be provided in each cabin on the last night of the journey for the same.
Children: 50% off tariff for children between 5 and 12 years of age, subject to proof of age at time of booking. Triple suites available.
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