Travel in Luxury & Style on Board the Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot offers an attractive sojourn across Karnataka, aptly christened as the Pride of the South. Commencing on Monday from Bangalore and concluding back in Bangalore, the following Monday, the Pride of the South tour offers to its visitors an 8 day itinerary of pure fun. Capture the essence of Karnataka through this journey and carry back fond memories to remember for long. The itinerary for the luxury travel has been given below. The day-wise program will help you to plan your schedule in a hassle free manner.

Day 1 ( Monday ) - Bangalore - Mysore

The journey “Pride of The South” indeed starts with the pride of south and the capital of Karnataka. This third largest city of India is, needless to say, ever-bustling and is bestowed with the Victorian architectural marvels and an all-year-round pleasant weather.

1500 Arrive Taj West End to proceed for the check-in formalities at the hotel.
1600 A relaxing strolling in the gardens of the Taj.
1700 Tea-time.
1730 Proceed for the presentation on do’s and dont’s for The Golden Chariot tour followed by a visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art gallery. Conclude the tour with a cultural show.
1845 A visit to ISKCON will be arranged.
2015 Arrive at Yeshwantpur railway station to a traditional Aarti and Tikka with floral garlands.
2100 Departure time for The Golden Chariot train for Mysore, dinner will be served on board.
Meal summary Dinner is included and will be served in our restaurant car.

Day 2 - Mysore - Bandipur/KABINI

On your second day of the trip the train reaches Mysore station, from where you will be boarding a coach that will take you to Kabini Jungle resort. At the resort you will be served food and following that will be enthralling jungle safari to the very famous Kabini National park. In the evening enjoy the camp fire session and stay over-night at the resort.
0800 Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on board.
1000 Reach Amba Villas Mysore Palace.
1115 The coach awaits you to take you to Kabini.
1315 By this time you will reach the Kabini Jungle Lodge Resort. Have lunch in the resort.
1545 The Jungle safari starts.
1945 A wildlife movie will be screened to get you more connected to the aura.
2000 Dinner will be served and camp fire will be set as you will have an overnight stay at the lodge.
Meal summary Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.

Day 3 - Kabini - Mysore

This day you will board back the coach to Golden Chariot where you will have lunch and then leave for sight-seeing and shopping in and around Srirangapatnam. And your exhaustion will then be cured by graceful cultural dance and scrumptious dinner at 5-star palace hotel and then move back to the Chariot.
0630 Embark on boat safari across the jungles.
0800 Breakfast will be served at the Lodge.
0930 Departure to Mysore after breakfast.
1130 Transfer back to Golden Chariot.
1300 Lunch will be served on board The Golden Chariot.
1530 Sightseeing Srirangapatnam to Tipu museum, Dariya Daulat and fort.
1900 Arrive at the Lalitha Mahal Palace for dinner followed by a cultural performance.
2200 Transfer back to Golden Chariot.
Meal summary Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.

Day 4 - Mysore - Hassan

The train will leave from Mysore for Hassan where you will visit Shravanabelagola adorned with massive sky-kissing statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali dating back to 978 AD. Then again hop back to the Golden Chariot for lunch and move to Belur and Halebidu to explore the marvelous temple complexes.
0500 The train departs from Mysore to Hassan.
0730 Breakfast will be served.
0900 Sightseeing in Shravanabelagola. There will be 700 steps to be climbed in order to reach the architectural gem, those who are willing can join and others can stay at the Golden Chariot and rejuvenate in spa, gym or restaurants.
1300 Back to the Golden Chariot and the lunch will be served.
1445 Tourists will be taken to Belur and Halebidu to visit the temple complex.
1915 Transfer back to Golden Chariot to relax and enjoy on-board facilities.
2000 Departure time for The Golden Chariot train and dinner will be served on board.
Meal summary Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.

Day 5 - Hospet-Hampi -Hospet

The architectural marvel awaits you in Hospet and Hampi. Hampi is dreamy with a tinge of beige and rocks strewn in the landscape. This day you will first visit the best sites of Hospet, like the Hemakuta hills which made its way to the list of World Heritage sites; and then the Vijayvithala Temple in Hampi with a brilliant stone chariot from which the Golden Chariot itself is inspired. The sunset view from the banks of Tungabhadra River is enchanting and rejuvenating, after this you will hop aboard and have dinner.
0600 Arrive at Hospet.
0700 Breakfast onboard the luxury train.
0830 Depart for sightseeing in Hampi.
1300 Lunch on board Golden Chariot.
1530 Leave to visit Vijaya Vittala temple (Hampi) and the Stone Chariot which inspired the Golden Chariot.
1700 Enjoy the view of the sunset beside Tungabhadra River.
1800 Return to train and enjoy
2000 Dinner on board and overnight
Meal summary Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.

Day 6 - Hospet to Badami

The train will depart from Hospet this morning to reach Badami. Badami, as its name says is related to the color of Badaam (Almond); the Red-stoned edifices and cliffs, totally sets the scene to make the name Badami aptly suitable. On your sixth day of the journey you will visit Pattdakal and Badami caves. After this, you will hop aboard as the lunch is served and the train leaves for Goa.
0400 Golden Chariot leaves for Badami.
0730 Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
0830 Arrive Badami.
0840 Sightseeing trip to Badami Caves and Pattadakal.
1330 Lunch will be served on board train.
1400 Departure time for The Golden Chariot train for Goa.
Meal summary Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.

Day 7 - Goa

Savor the existence of youthfulness in your soul, lose yourselves in the vigorous beaches of Goa and tap your feet to the Goan music. On your seventh day of the trip you will visit Goa and go sight-seeing to the best churches and beaches.
0400 Train arrive Goa
0800 Breakfast on board Golden Chariot.
1000 Sightseeing trip across Goa.
1100 Visit to the famous Chruch in Goa
1215 Visit the Portuguese Mansion, now converted into an emporium, where you can shop and refresh yourself.
1400 Lunch and afternoon tea will be served in a luxury resort after which you will visit the best beaches of Goa.
1730 Leave from the resort for the Golden Chariot.
1830 Back to the Golden Chariot and soon the train leaves for Bangalore.
2000 Dinner on board & Overnight
Meal summary Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is included, as per the Golden Chariot package.

Day 8 - Arrive Banglore

As you amassed different moments of the journey to create a fairy tale of your own, you will receive warm farewell from the Golden Chariot team in Bangalore.
0800 Breakfast on board Golden Chariot.
1130 Reach Yeshwanthpur Railway station and bid adieu to this magical journey.
Month Days
March, 2018 05
October, 2018 08
November, 2018 19
December, 2018 10, 24
January, 2019 07
February, 2019 11
March, 2019 19
October, 2019 14
November, 2019 18
December, 2019 09, 23
January, 2020 20
February, 2020 03

Note: At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE TARIFF. Extra Surcharges for departures during Christmas and New Year. The Prices for the Train may vary for Sterling Pounds & Euro quotes according to the Exchange Rate against the DOLLAR.

Prices from October,2016 till March,2018

Price Per Person Per Journey Price Per Person in Sterling Pounds Price Per Person in US Dollars
Single Cabin £ 4775 $ 6165
Twin/Double Cabin £ 3600 $ 4680

Prices from October,2018 till March,2020

Price Per Person Per Journey Price Per Person in Sterling Pounds Price Per Person in US Dollars
Single Cabin £ 4972 $ 6415
Twin/Double Cabin £ 4070 $ 5250

Price / Cost Includes

*** Accommodation in Air Conditioned  Deluxe Cabin with attached Bathroom on board The Golden Chariot

*** All meals including tea, coffee and mineral water during The Golden Chariot

*** Transport for sightseeing with Deluxe Coaches during The Golden Chariot

*** Entrance fee to palaces, museums & parks during The Golden Chariot

*** English speaking guide during The Golden Chariot

*** Service of the Tour Manager on Board

*** Two Transfer in Bangalore by Private Vehicle with Driver

The Oberoi Bangalore

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Taj West End

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The Leela Palace Bangalore

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The Lalit Ashok Bangalore

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