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The Golden Chariot - Pride of the South Tour package

Updated on October 4, 2013

About the Luxury Train Golden Chariot

Golden Chariot - The Pride of the South is a luxury train which takes you through a fascinating journey all over the state of Karnataka. The Golden Chariot is said to be named after the stone chariot in Hampi which is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites,placed in the southern parts of India.

The train is on a eight days trip starting one monday from Bangalore and ends at Bangalore the next monday. The train takes you through the whole of Karnataka state, so that you can view beautiful palaces, historical heritage sites and monuments, wildlife as well as the golden coloured sandy beaches.

Destinations travelled by The Golden Chariot

This is a 7 nights and 8 days journey beginning every monday from the Bangalore Railway station. Later the train Golden Chariot traverses through Mysore, Srirangapatna, Nagarhole Kabini National Park, Shravanabelagola historical sites, Hoysala architecture Halebidu, Hampi.

Then the train takes you to the heritage sites of Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, then last but not the least, the golden sands of the Goan Beaches. From Goa the train Golden Chariot returns to Bangalore.

Day 1 of the tour package The Golden Chariot Pride of the South

You will be expected and welcomed at Taj West End between 3 and 4 pm on the first day. After the welcome address, tea and the instructions you will be taken to the Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery and after that a cultural show . You will be taken to the Golden Chariot and checked on with dinner on board. The train will depart at 9 pm from the Yeshwantpur Railway station.

Day 2 of the Tour package Golden Chariot

On the morning of the Day 2 you will be taken to Kabini / Bandhipur and will be taken for a boat safari after lunch. see a wild life documentary film and then stay the night at Jungle Lodge. In the morning of the day 3 ypu will drive back to Mysore and back on the Golden Chariot. After lunch sight seeing in mysore and srirangapatna. Then cultural show at Lalitha mahal palace and back into the train after dinner.

Day 3 of the trip at Mysore

You will be reaching Mysore on the third day breakfast and lunch on the luxury train Golden Chariot. Mysore is located at about 140 kilometers from Bangalore. The city enchants you with

You will be taken for sight seeing Mysore Palace and Srirangapatnam. There after you will reach the Lalitha Mahal Palace for a cultural show and dinner following that. Return back to the train for the night stay.

Day 4 at Hassan

Day 4 is at Hassan and then depart for sight seeing the historical site Shravanabelagola. Lunch back on the train and then depart for Belur and Halebid to see more historical sites. After sight seeing you will return back to the train and finish dinner.The train departs for Hospet.

Day 5 of the trip at Hospet

After breakfast in the morning at hospet depart for Hampi Virupaksha Temple, Queens Bath, Elephant stables as well as the local crafts bazaar. Return to the train for lunch and then depart again for sightseeing Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple and the beautifully illuminated Vittala Temple. For the night dinner and stay you will be back at the Train.

Day 6 - Sightseeing at Badami

You will be leaving Hospet and reaching Badami the next day morning, that is on the Day 6 of the tour package on the Golden Chariot Pride of the South. After breakfast at Badami, you will be taken for sightseeing Pattadakal and the Badami Caves. You will be back for lunch at the Golden Chariot and will have leisure time in the evening. You will be departing for Goa late in the night.

Day 7 of the tour package

You will be leaving Badami on Day 6 and reach Goa in the morning of the Day 7. After breakfast on the Golden Chariot you will taken around for sight seeing. You will be visiting the famous churches of Goa, shop at the Emporium and visit Sola Souto Maior for tea/coffee and cookies.

You will have lunch at Majorda Beach Resort. It is leisure time as you will be able to do what you like at the beach, take a dip, sunbathe, and also go for an ayurvedic massage, or you can also try your hand at the casinos.

In the evening you depart from the resort to return to the Golden Chariot the Pride of the South. Dinner aboard the train as the train departs to Bangalore around 9 pm. In the morning you will be reaching Yeshwantpur railway station. You can have the breakfast at leisure in the morning and then get ready to alight from the train at railway station. With this ends your tour package of The Golden Chariot - Pride of the South.

Contact Details for reservation

The Luxury Trains

42, First Floor, Regal Building (East)

Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110 001

Tel : +91-11-4286-6600

Fax : +91-11-2334-8003

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      Stealtere 2 years ago

      However, how could we be in contact?

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

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      Latha Jayaprakash 4 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you very much Susan

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Interesting hub. I liked the pics. Thanks for sharing.