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Pride of the South

Southern Splendour

 
Itineraries


  Pride of the South

Bangalore – Mysore – Kabini – Bandipur – Hassan – Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bangalore
07 Nights / 08 Days

THE GOLDEN CHARIOT
named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site, in Southern India will travel through timeless historical heritage sites, resplendent palaces, wildlife and golden beaches.

Day 01, Monday         Bangalore

Check-in at Taj West End 3:00 - 4:00 pm
High-tea at Banquet Hall4:00 - 5:00 pm
Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Do's & don'ts, safety & security etc5:00 - 5:30 pm
Visit to Chitrakala Parishad/Art gallery5:30 - 6:30 pm
Cultural Show6:30 - 7:30 pm
Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 to a Traditional Indian Welcome
Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
8:00 pm
Depart to Mysore9:00 pm


Bangalore Alternate Itinerary*
Eco-Resort Experience Option



Day 01, Monday         Bangalore


Check-in at Our Native Village11:00 am onwards
Lunch12:00 - 2:00 pm
Briefing on The Golden Chariot2:30 - 3:00 pm
What is it that makes us a 100% eco resort-Resort tour3:00 - 3:30 pm
The Revivalist movement - Art and culture tour3:30 - 4:00 pm
Living an organic life - Herbal & Medicinal plant tour4:00 - 4:30 pm
Organic farm tour Pottery session & Explore the simplicity of playing4:30 - 5:30 pm
Indian village games & Bullock cart rides. Rest and depart to Yeshwantpur Railway Station6:00 - 6:30 pm


*Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Taj West End Check-in and Bangalore sightseeing


Day 02, Tuesday         Mysore / Kabini / Bandipur


Depart for Kabini / Bandipur after Breakfast10:00 am
Reach Jungle Lodges & Resorts. Lunch at the Jungle Lodges & Resorts01:00 pm
Jungle / Boat SafariPost Lunch
Screening of wildlife film in the evening
Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodges & Resorts



Day 03, Wednesday         Mysore


After breakfast, depart for Mysore08:30 am
Back on board The Golden Chariot11:30 am
Lunch on board The Golden Chariot01:00 pm
Mysore sightseeing: Mysore Palace, Srirangapatna03:00 pm
Reach Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel for cultural show followed by dinner07:00 pm
Back on Board The Golden Chariot10:00 pm


Day 04, Thursday         Hassan


Depart from Mysore for Hassan06:00 am
Arrive at Hassan08:15 am
Depart for sightseeing to Sravanabelagola09:00 am
Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost. Guests wishing to stay back can do so on board The Golden Chariot.
Lunch on board The Golden Chariot01:00 pm
Depart for Belur and Halebeedu for sightseeing03:00 pm
Back on board The Golden Chariot07:15 pm
Depart for Hospet Dinner on board The Golden Chariot07:45 pm


Day 05, Friday         Hospet


Arrive at Hospet06:00 am
After breakfast, depart for Hampi sightseeing: Virupaksha Temple, Queens's bath, Elephant stables,
local crafts bazaar
08:30 am
Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch01:00 pm
Depart for sightseeing: Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple, illuminated Vittala Temple 03:00 pm
Back on board The Golden Chariot. Dinner on board The Golden Chariot08:00 pm


Day 06, Saturday         Badami


Depart from Hospet for Badami05:00 am
Arrival at Badami08:30 am
Depart after breakfast for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal09:00 am
Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch01:30 pm
Depart for Goa Relax and enjoy the facilities on board - Spa, Gym, etc.02:00 pm
Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Reach Goa Past Midnight


Day 07, Sunday         Goa


Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot09:30 am
Depart for sightseeing10:00 am
Visit the famous churches of old Goa11:00 am
Visit an Old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maiorfor tea/ coffee and cookies; shopping at the emporium12:15 pm
Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch02:00 pm
An ayurvedic massage, visit to the casino, dip in the pool / beach, etc03:00 pm
Depart from the resort06:00 pm
Return to The Golden Chariot, Dinner on board The Golden Chariot07:15 pm
Depart for Bangalore09:00 pm


Day 08, Monday         Bangalore


Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot09:30 am
Reach Yeshwantpur Railway Station11:00 am
Farewell by the entire crew
                                 

  Southern Splendour

Bangalore – Chennai / Mamallapuram / Puducherry - Puducherry – Trichy / Thanjavur – Madurai – Kanyakumari / Thiruvananthapuram & Kovalam – Thotapalli / Alleppey & Kochi – Bangalore
07 Nights / 08 Days

THE GOLDEN CHARIOT
named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site, in Southern India will travel through timeless historical heritage sites, resplendent palaces, wildlife and golden beaches.

Day 01, Monday         Bangalore


Check-in at Taj West End 03:00 - 04:00 pm
High-tea at Banquet Hall04:00 - 05:00 pm
Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Do's & don'ts, safety & security etc05:00 - 05:30 pm
Visit to Chitrakala Parishad/Art gallery05:30 - 06:30 pm
Cultural Show06:30 - 07:30 pm
Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 to a Traditional Indian Welcome
Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
07:00 pm
Depart to Mysore09:00 pm


Bangalore Alternate Itinerary*
Eco-Resort Experience Option

Day 01, Monday         Bangalore



Check-in at Our Native Village11:00 am onwards
Lunch12:00 - 02:00 pm
Briefing on The Golden Chariot02:30 - 03:00 pm
What is it that makes us a 100% eco resort-Resort tour03:00 - 03:30 pm
The Revivalist movement - Art and culture tour03:30 - 04:00 pm
Living an organic life -Herbal & Medicinal plant tour, Organic farm tour04:00 - 04:30 pm
Pottery session & Explore the simplicity of playing Indian village games & Bullock cart rides04:30 - 05:30 pm
Rest and depart to Yeshwantpur Railway Station06:00 - 06:30 pm
Arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 Traditional Indian Welcome
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
08:00 pm
Departure to Chennai
10:45 pm

*Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Taj West End Check-in and Bangalore sightseeing



Day 02, Tuesday         Chennai / Mamallapuram / Puducherry

Chennai



Arrival in Chennai05:30 am
Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot08:00 am
Coach drive through the Marina Beach Road09:30 am
Departure to Mamallapuram10:30 am
Mamallapuram Guided tour of Five Rathas Temple, Shore Shiva Temple and the caves11:30 am
Lunch at GRT Temple Bay02:00 pm
Coach drive to Puducherry Railway Station04:00 pm


Puducherry


Arrival at Puducherry05:30 pm
Stroll through Pristine Beach06:30 pm
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
Overnight On board The Golden Chariot
08:00 pm


Day 03, Wednesday         Puducherry


Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot08:00 am
Tour through Auroville -Ashram and Matrimandir10:00 am
Lunch on board The Golden Chariot01:30 pm
Visit to the Aurobindo Ashram04:30 pm
Stroll through the beach, French town, shopping05:30 pm
*Dinner Off-board, Overnight onboard The Golden Chariot07:30 pm
Departure to Trichy11:30 pm


*Conditions Apply


Day 04, Thursday         Trichy / Thanjavur


Arrival at Trichy06:00 am
Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot08:00 am
Visit to the ghats and coach journey to Thanjavur09:00 am
Visit to Brihadeshwara Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)11:00 am
Lunch at Sangam Hotel 01:00 pm
Visit to Thanjavur artifacts and paintings workshop04:00 pm
Back onboard The Golden Chariot06:00 pm
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot08:00 pm
Departure to Madurai12:15 am


Day 05, Friday         Madurai


Arrival at Madurai05:15 am
Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot08:00 am
Visit to the Meenakshi temple and shopping10:00 am
Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot01:00 pm
Light & sound show at The Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal06:00 pm
Dinner with live classical music at the Heritage, Madurai08:00 pm
Back on board The Golden Chariot
Departure to Nagercoil11:15 pm


Day 06, Saturday         Kanyakumari


Arrival at Nagercoil Railway Station03:45 am
Departure to Kanyakumari*05:15 am
Sunrise at Kanyakumari**05:45 am
Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot07:30 am
Visit to the Padmanabha Palace09:30 am
Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot01:00 pm
Departure to Thiruvananthapuram02:00 pm


Thiruvananthapuram & Kovalam


Arrival at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station03:00 pm
Drive to Kovalam Beach*05:00 pm
Stroll through the beach05:30 pm
Dinner & Cultural show at The Taj Green Cove Kovalam
Overnight onboard The Golden Chariot
07:30 pm
Departure to Alleppey10:00 pm


*Coach journey
**Sunrise depends on weather conditions. Programme may be altered.

Day 07, Sunday         Alappuzha & Kochi



Depart to Alleppey
05:00 am
Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot07:00 am
Arrival at Alleppey08:30 am
House boat cruise09:30 am
Lunch onboard the boat (Local Flavor Cuisine)
01:00 pm
Arrival at Kochi by road
03:00 pm
Visit to the Church, Chinese fishing nets & Jew Town03:30 pm
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
Departure to Bangalore
Overnight onboard The Golden Chariot
07:30 pm


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