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The Golden Chariot

Overview

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Reliving History through a sojourn of Luxury

Welcome aboard the Golden Chariot – South India’s one and only luxury train that brings to you a journey of eternal joy,worthy of royalty. The Golden chariot takes you through a fascinating journey into the era of Kinds, Queens, Dynasties and royal elegances. The Golden Chariot offers you a beautiful insight into the treasure trove of archeology, enchanting architecture, wildlife and culture in some of the heavenly destinations of South India.

Crafted for Royalty

Having been declared “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train” at the World Travel Awards 2013. The Golden Chariot is a joint venture taken up by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Karnataka, Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Railway.

Covering the entirety of the South of Karnataka, The Golden Chariot seeks to enthrall you in journey that spans through a vast majority of its incredible empires.

A TOUCH OF ROYALTY ALL THE WAY

The Golden Chariot is designed to operate on the lines of the world-renowned “Palace on Wheels” Train. The interiors of the saloon reflect the intricately carved Hoysala style of art & architecture of 12th century. In all, 44 Air Conditioned Cabins in 18 interconnected Saloons offer a combination of 15 Twin-bedded, 13 Queen-bedded, 15 Triple-bedded Cabins one special cabin for the physically challenged. Each cabin contains a small wardrobe, vanity desk, LCD TV, electric sockets for recharging and a private washroom.

IMMERSED IN LUXURY

The Golden Chariot has restaurant coaches (Dining Cars) named NALA & RUCHI , with décor inspired by the grandeur of the Hampi & Halebidu temples. A wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delicacies are available in these dining cars. The lounge bar coach is yet another royal glamour. Known as “ Madira” , it has plush and royal interiors, modeled after the early 20th century Mysuru Palace.

SPA AND GYM FOR ROYAL REJUVENATION
BUSINESS CENTRE TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED

There are two massage parlors of the traditional and the age-old Ayurvedic type , to get relieved from modem day fatigue and stress. A fully equipped gym to fulfill your fitness regime is at your disposal. Our well-equipped business centre awaits you any time you need it.

A JOURNEY TO SAVOR
EXPERIENCE THE FINEST THINGS IN LIFE

The Golden Chariot is brimming with royal amenities to suit your every need. Boasting 18 coaches designed to serve your every need and fully equipped with modern day amenities, The Golden Chariot offers luxury beyond your imagination!
The lounge bar the The Golden Chariot blends royalty with a truly magnificent ambience coupled with performances by talented artisans that make for an experience like no other.

FIT FOR ANY KING
A TOUCH OF ROYALTY EVERYWHERE

The Golden Chariot’s specialty restaurants are complemented by a sumptuous Indian and Continental cuisine that are a perfect fit for any Royal Palate. Enjoy a unique menu every day to fill your appetite.
With top of the line Spa Services, indulge in a relaxing experience that will seek to rid you of stress and fatigue. Discover the elixir of good life with traditional and age old massages.
Rejuvenate yourself with a workout to stay at the peak of your fitness even when on-the-go with world class gym facilities.

Itinerary

An Incredible Journey with a Memorable Experience

The Golden Chariot operates on two different South Indian Tourist Circuits, namely Pride of the South and Southern Splendour.

Pride of the South

Pride of the South

Bangalore – Mysore – Kabini – Bandipur – Hassan – Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bangalore

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Southern Splendour

Southern Splendour

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

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Bengaluru

The city of Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, is a splendid neo-metro that lets measures of modernity and age old culture mingle in equal parts. While here, enthrall your senses with a traditional art exhibition and folk dance performance at the Chithrakala Parishad. Or check-in at Our Native Village for a quick overview of village life in India. Furthermore, get acquainted with just what’s in store for you, aboard The Golden Chariot.

Mysuru, the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar Maharajas, is home to a few opulent palaces and is a centre of sandalwood-carving, silk and incense production. A short coach trip from Mysore will take you to the capital of South India’s very own tiger, Tipu Sultan, at Srirangapatna. While here, visit his summer palace and Gumbaz. And revisit history as it was two centuries ago.

Mysuru, the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar Maharajas, is home to a few opulent palaces and is a centre of sandalwood-carving, silk and incense production. A short coach trip from Mysore will take you to the capital of South India’s very own tiger, Tipu Sultan, at Srirangapatna. While here, visit his summer palace and Gumbaz. And revisit history as it was two centuries ago.

From Hassan, set deep in the Karnatakan countryside, the journey to Asia’s tallest monolith at Shravanabelagola is not long. Return to The Golden Chariot for your sumptuous lunch spread, for the glory of 10th century Hoysala architecture awaits you at Belur and Halebeedu in the afternoon. Take a trip around the temple courtyards of this World Heritage Site to appreciate the intricate workmanship of the sculptures, friezes and ornate pillars.

The splendours of the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara empire await you at Hampi, just 13kms away from Hospet. Magnificent temples and courtyards, peppered in between the ruins of what might have been resplendent palaces a few centuries ago, vie for your attention here. This, together with the boulder strewn sandscape and the Tungabhadra river gives Hampi a charm that is almost ethereal.

Wake up in the cradle of Hindu architecture at the ancient capital city of the Chalukya empire. A flight of steps will take you to the four ancient rock-cut caves, each replete with carved pillars, bracket figures and sculptures. Among them is the 18 armed Nataraja, striking 81 dance poses. A short distance away is Pattadakal, home to perhaps the earliest examples of Dravidian and Nagara architecture in the whole of India.

This well known beach paradise is famous for its carefree spirit and relaxed vibes. Savour the Portuguese history of this state on a walkabout through its magnificent churches and Portuguese homes. Or just relax, for the excellent sea food, casino and spa services set the right note.

Tariffs

Golden Chariot Fare for 2018-19 & 2019-20

Tariff per Person in INR (For Foreign Passport Holders)
Occupancy Pride of the South
Southern Splendour
Per Night For 7 Nights Per Night For 7 Nights
Single 55,000 3,85,000 62,000 4,34,000
Double 45,000
3,15,000 47,000 3,29,000
Triple 30,000 2,10,000 40,000 2,80,000
Tariff per Person in INR (For Indian Nationals)
Occupancy Pride of the South
Southern Splendour
Per Night For 7 Nights Per Night For 7 Nights
Single 35,000 2,45,000 37,000 2,59,000
Double 25,000
1,75,000 27,000 1,89,000
Triple 18,000 1,26,000 20,000 1,40,000

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)

10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year

Service Tax will be charged extra as applicable

The above Tariff is subject to change without notice.

The Tariff includes:

Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot and other resorts/ Travel/ all meals/ conducted sightseeing tours / entrance fees at monuments / parks/ palaces and cultural programs.

The Tariff does not includes:

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, spa, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Reservation Policy:

In case of FITs:

  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

In case of FITs:

  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:

No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited. • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.

Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

Train Schedule

Pride of the South - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthMonday
October 201808
November 201819
December 201810, 24
January 201907
February 201911
March 201911
October 201914
November 201918
December 201909, 23
January 202020
February 202003, 17
Southern Splendour - 7 Nights / 8 Days
MonthMonday
October 201822
November 201805, 26
December 201831
January 201921
February 201904, 25
October 201928
November 201911, 25
December 201916, 30
January 202013
March 202016

Offers

Book Now & Get Complimentary

  1. 01 Night stay in Bengaluru at 5 Star hotel with buffet breakfast
  2. Airport Pick Up
  3. Bengaluru Guided Sightseeing Tour
  4. Both Ways Railway Station Transfer
  5. All Transfers & Sightseeing in Air Conditioned Luxury Vehicle
  6. Certificate of Travel in The Golden Chariot
  7. Travel Gift Voucher worth USD 100 per Person
  8. Souvenirs from the Company

Package Starting @  ₹ 112000 PP

10% Off on 07 Nights / 08 Days Journey

  • Use Coupon Code - 10OFF
  • This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offers
  • This offer is on first-come first-serve basis & subject to availability of cabins

Official Partners
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*Note   GSA=General Sales Agent,   PSA=Preferred Sales Agent