Golden Chariot Tour
07 Nights / 08 Days
Bangalore - Kabini - Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore
The Golden Chariot, the pride of “The South India” Luxury Train Tour. The golden chariot takes you for a journey through timeless historical heritage sites, resplendent palaces and dazzling beaches is one voyage that promises to be an absolute fiesta for the eyes. “The Golden Chariot” is being operated by The Karnataka State Development Corporation collaboration with Indian Railways. The highly skilled luxury team and motivated professionals are geared to meet the highest standards of quality and customer service. It gives an unmatched charm compare to any other train of its calibre. Dedicated team works specifically at different time zones and cater everyday to ensure customer satisfaction and seamless operations.
Your exotic tour of exploring South India will start from the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore. Our agents will take you to hotel Leela Palace where you can relax. After lunch, an exploring tour of Bangalore city is programmed for you, including, The Tippu’s Palace, Bull Temple & Lalbagh Garden.
Provision of an alternate excursion is available for those who do not wish to check in at The Leela Palace, a yummy lunch will be given at our native village.
The Bangalore city tour include:
- Art and Culture Tour
- Herbal & Medicinal Plant Tour, Organic Farm Tour
- Pottery Session & Explore the simplicity of village games – playing Indian village games & Bullock Cart Rides
- Rest and Departure to Yeshwantpur Railway Station
Bangalore, a real cool place on Planet Earth is the capital of Karnataka, a major state in the southern part of India. The city is alive with the people, the place and of course the weather. You will see gardens, lakes, malls and age old markets. Later in the evening, you will board to The Golden Chariot from platform No. 6 of Yeshwanthpur Railway Station. Dinner will be served to you in the train heading towards Mysore.
Day 2: (Tuesday) Mysore – Kabini – Bandipur
Second day of your journey with The Golden Chariot will reach Mysore. After an appetizing breakfast on board, train will take you to your next exciting destination “Kabini”. A place lies between the National Wildlife Reserve of Nagarhole and Bandipur. Jungle Cottages will be given to you for your stay, well structured, clean and surrounded by greenery.
Afterwards, we will take you to an adventurous jungle safari. Here Nature unfolds and gives you a rare treat of pure bliss. It is home of herds of Elephants, Gaur, Chital, Sambar and Barking Deer are found. Jungle safari will be followed by a boat safari.
In the evening, a delicious dinner will be served to you at the Jungle Cottage.
There is also alternate itinerary for those who don’t wish to visit Kabini, like:
- Bird Watching in the Raganatittu Bird Sanctuary
- Mysore Zoo Visit
- Lunch on board the train
- a visit to the Bridavan Gardens
Start your third day with tweeting of birds, cool breeze and appetizing breakfast at the cottage. Afterwards you can relax in your personal kingdom in the golden chariot till lunch and move towards the Mysore city lying peacefully at the foot of Chamundi Hills. The quaint Mysore Palace bags the reason for the extreme tourist visits in the city. It is one sight that the onlookers will never tire of. Visiting Srirangapatna, the island fortress of the legendary warrior king Tipu will remind you of the Tipu's mosque with its twin minarets, the Wellesley Bridge and the dungeons.
In the light of dusking sun, enjoy cultural show at the beautiful Bridavan Gardens and later enjoy dinner at Hotel KRS before you board the train.
Day4 : (Thursday) Hassan
As we promised, we will give you wonderful surprises; the fourth day of The Golden Chariot will take you to the three heritage sites of Hassan district. You will sojourn Shravanabelagola and apart from resting in the heart of natural beauty, it claims attention due to the presence of the humungous statue of Gommateshwara which is wrought out of a single rock.
Post lunch you will be led to Belur which gives you a peep to Hoysala architecture of the 11th century and Halebidu which is a World Heritage site. Belur houses the Chennakesava Temple while Halebid is home to Hoysaleswara Temple.
After that we will serve you delicious dinner on the board while the train will head towards the next destination.
Fifth day, The Golden Chariot will arrive at Hospet. After breakfast a visit to small village of Hampi. Hampi is a fascinating place filled with glorious relics of the grand Vijayanagara Empire and at Night, you can enjoy your dinner will on the board.
Sixth day we will take to Badami. It is the former capital of the mighty Chalukya rulers and is famous for its labyrinth of caves. It is located at the most picturesque looking place; at the opening space between two rocky hills. One of the caves has as many as 81 poses of Shiva carved on the walls of cave.
Pattadakal mirrors the culmination of early Chalukyan style of construction. The place is called as Red Town because you can find red sandstones in abundance here. It is almost a 2 hour drive from Bangalore. Aihole is a multifarious complex of temples located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka. It is also an abode of Chalukyan Architecture. The Kontigudi group and the Galaganatha group of temples are the prominent of those.
Afterwards, we will move towards its final destination Goa.
Day seven, holds the most exciting and refreshing moments for you to enjoy. The place is Goa, all about beaches, parties, festivities and carnivals. The deep blue-green sea dashing on the golden sea is a great sight to behold. Enjoy night parties with traditional dance, music with a barbecue dinner of yummy food.
After a refreshing day long tour of Goa, The Golden Chariot will take you back to home Bangalore.
Early in the morning we will reach back to Delhi at Safdurjung Railway Station. Breakfast will be served before check out from the train. The journey will come to a beautiful end leaving us occupied with unforgettable memories of this wonderful trip