Golden Chariot – Pride of Karnataka
The Golden Chariot offers an attractive sojourn across Karnataka, aptly christened as the Pride of the South. Commencing on Sunday from Bangalore and concluding back in Bangalore, the following Saturaday, the Pride of the South tour offers to its visitors an 7 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 ( Sunday ) - Bengaluru to Nanjangud to Bandipur National park
The journey “Pride of Karnataka” 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.
- Guests arrive at Yeshvantpur Railway Station at around 0845 hrs.
- Tour Briefing onboard.
- Lunch onboard.
- Deboard at Nanjangud Town at 1400 hrs.
- 50 km by road to Bandipur
- Evening Safari at Bandipur from 1630 to 1830 hrs
- Return to train for dinner.
- Train proceed for Mysore and stationed over night at Mysore
Day 2 - Mysore
On your second day of the trip, after having breakfast on the train you will visit the Mysore Palace. Enjoy the majestic beauty of this enchanting places. After the sightseeing tour of Mysore Palace, return to the train and enjoy lunch aboard. In the evening you can visit the Srirangapatnam which is an option.
- Breakfast onboard.
- Visit Mysore Palace.
- Return to train for lunch
- Optional visit to Srirangapatnam
- Dinner on Board the Golden Chariot
Day 3 - Halebidu and Chikamgaluru
This day you will proceed towards Halebidu from Mysore. Enjoy the scrumptious breakfast on board. Explore the Halebidu and then proceed to the Chikmagalur for the onward journey. After having lunch on the train, you will proceed for the coffee plantation tour and then move back to the train.
- Breakfast on board as train arrives at Banavar Rly Station
- Visit Halebidu from Banavar Railway Station at 0800 hrs.
- Return to train by 1130 hrs
- Train proceeds to Chikamagalur. Lunch on board.
- De board at 1500 hrs to visit plantations followed by coffee tasting and dinner.
- Return to the Golden Chariot.
Day 4 - Hampi
The architectural marvel awaits you in Hampi. This is a dreamy land with a tinge of beige and rocks strewn in the landscape. This day you will first visit the best sites of Hampi, like 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.
- Have a scrumptious breakfast on the train
- Leave to visit Vijaya Vittala temple (Hampi) and the Stone Chariot which inspired the Golden Chariot
- Back to the Golden Chariot and the lunch will be then served.
- Enjoy the view of the sunset from the train
- Dinner will be served in the Golden Chariot.
Day 5 - Badami
The train will arrive at Badami. Badami, as its name says is related to the color of Badam (Almond); the Red-stoned edifices and cliffs, totally set the scene to make the name Badami aptly suitable. On your sixth day of the journey, you will visit Pattadakal and Badami caves. After this, you will hop aboard as the lunch is served and the train leaves for Goa
- Breakfast will be served on the train
- Arrival in Badami
- After having breakfast aboard, you can visit to explore the Badami Caves and this is optional.
- Back to the Golden Chariot and have lunch.
- At 1415 hrs. leave for the sightseeing tour of Pattadakal and Aihole.
- Return to the Golden Chariot
- Dinner will be served on board.
Day 6 - 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 sixth day of the trip, you will visit Goa and go sight-seeing to the best churches and beaches.
- The Train reached Goa
- Breakfast will be served in the Golden Chariot.
- Proceed for the sightseeing tour of the Churches of North Goa and Museum.
- Return to the train and have lunch on board.
- Deboard the train to enjoy the Bollywood Evening
- Have a scrumptious dinner at the resort or hotel.
- Back to the Golden Chariot by 2145 hrs and soon the train leaves for Bangalore.
- Dinner will be served.
- Train will leave for Bengaluru.
Day 7 - Arrive Bengaluru
- Breakfast onboard.
- End of your Golden Chariot Train Journey.
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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.
Price Valid from October 2022 – March 2025
|Price Per Journey||Price in US Dollars||Price in Sterling Pounds|
|Single Cabin – One Person||$ 9190||£ 9010|
|Twin/Double Cabin – Price PER PERSON||$ 5250 pp||£ 5147 pp|
*** 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
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