Major Attractions: Jewels of South Karnataka, Palace Town of Mysore, UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hampi & Mahabalipuram, Temples of Chettinad & Thanjavur, Houseboat Cruise through famous Kerala Backwaters
The Golden Chariot is India's first and only luxury train that offers tours to South India. It is an award-winning luxury train that offers three itineraries that take you to some of the most popular destinations in South India. This Indian luxury train is designed to recreate the aesthetics of Dravidian cultural ethos and is fitted with state-of-the-art facilities to provide unparalleled élan and luxury for exclusive memorable travel experiences in India.
During your Golden Chariot train tour, you will be enthralled and spellbound by the mesmerizing sights and sounds of India's most vibrant city, as well as gracious hospitality and impeccable service, as well as a host of cultural encounters translating into unique guest experiences. When you board the Golden Chariot to explore many worlds bundled into two luxurious train journeys, rediscover the allure of elegant travel.
The Golden Chariot - Luxury Train in South India is an iconic luxury train that aims to highlight South India's splendor in the shortest time possible. In the Golden Chariot Luxury Train, travel through the southern states, like Union Territory Pondicherry, and experience 5 Star comforts on wheels. This is an 18-coach luxury train that should be your ticket to exploring Karnataka's majestic essence while also discovering South India's architectural richness. Tourists who board the Golden Chariot Luxury Train will have the opportunity to explore South India's natural and architectural treasures. Pride of Karnataka, Jewels of South, and Karnataka's Glimpses are three of the train's itineraries. All of the trips last 4 to 7 days and provide you with a variety of activities infused with a splash of heritage and nature, such as exciting wildlife and coastal town vibes.
No matter which package you choose, Bengaluru is the starting and ending point of your luxury train journey with Golden Chariot. Golden Chariot provides pure travel bliss with plush interiors and well-appointed cabins named after Karnataka's ruling dynasties. There will be no shortage of facilities onboard, as this luxury train features an Ayurvedic spa, fine dining in two restaurants, deluxe wooden cabins with private washrooms, a gym, and a conference center. Within the Golden Chariot Luxury Train, visitors can find amenities that rival those found in a 5-star hotel. This 18-coach luxury train has 44 guest rooms that can accommodate 84 passengers (approximately).
The Golden Chariot Luxury Train travels to the following destinations: Bengaluru, Bandipur, Halebidu, Chikmagalur, Chettinad Kumarakom, Mysore, Hampi, Belur, Badami, Mahabalipuram, Goa, Thanjavur, and Kochi are among the destinations served by the Golden Chariot Train. Find out Chariot Luxury Train's three different itineraries. The mentioned destinations represent the places of 3 southern states i.e. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. See the mystic panoramic views pass by you as you travel by train. At Bandipur National Park, you will go on an exhilarating wildlife safari. The majesty of Mysore Palace will enchant you. The ruins of Hampi and Mahabalipuram are interesting. Visit the South Indian Banaras of Halebidu and Belur. In Kerala, take a houseboat cruise. At Badami, laud the antique architectural patterns and designs. In Goa, you can marvel at the kaleidoscopic mix of Indian and Portuguese cultures, as well as some of the best seafood in the world. Since the Golden Chariot Luxury Train routes link to the best of South India's culture, history, and wildlife, the journey becomes even more enthralling.
How do I make a reservation for a Golden Chariot luxury train?
It is not at all difficult for us to book a Golden Chariot Luxury Train. Our price includes onboard lodging, sightseeing excursions, meals, and entrance fees to monuments and palaces. Discover the best of Southern splendor with our lucrative Golden Chariot Luxury Train offers and let your true self emerge. You will have the opportunity to meet new people, gaining new insights into the culture, beauty, and history of South India in its most natural state. With us, you can reserve your seats on the Golden Chariot Luxury Train in a simple and fast manner.
Plan your tour while keeping in mind the train's operating months (October-March). Bengaluru is the starting and stopping point for Golden Chariot Luxury Train tours, which begin on Sunday. Choose from a list of Golden Chariot LuxuryTrain packages for 3 nights/4 days and 6 nights/7 days once you've finalized your departure date.
You are just a few steps away from getting the final Golden Chariot Luxury Train quote. So, fill out an inquiry form on our website with your name, recommended journey date, the number of cabins needed, and the circuit you'd like to visit. After you submit your details, you will receive a call from one of our train travel experts shortly. You can be assured of top-quality services from the beginning to the end of your tour.
Bangalore - Mysore
At about 9:00 a.m., the luxurious journey departs from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Complete the registration and board the train after receiving a warm welcome at the Yeshwantpur Railway Station. As the train approaches Mysore, eat your lunch after the briefing session. Arrive in Mysore about 3 p.m. and tour the Mysore Palace. Return to the train after your the sightseeing tour and finish your dinner before going on to Hampi.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site in Hampi after enjoying breakfast on the train. Visit the ruins of temples and palaces to admire the Vijaynagara kingdom's craftsmanship. Return back to the train for lunch. Take an optional evening visit to Anegundi, a charming village on the banks of the Tungabhadra. Return to the train and finish your meal as you proceed to Mahabalipuram.
Today you will tour Mamallapuram, an ancient coastal port, south of Chennai. Mamallapuram was the second capital and seaport of the Pallava Kings of Kanchipuram, the first Tamil dynasty after the fall of the Gupta Empire. After breakfast, visit the world-famous Shore temple. The Pallavas built the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu with great architectural excellence. The whole of Mamallapuram is a fabulous open-air museum of sculptures in living rock. After the excursion, have lunch at one of the best local restaurants before returning to the train. As you drive to Thanjavur in the evening, dinner onboard.
Thanjavur and Chettinad
After breakfast, proceed to visit the Brihadeshvara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the largest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in South India. Return to the train for lunch after admiring the architectural beauty of the Dravidian style. The train arrives in Chettinad, where you can visit the Athnagudi tile factory and the Chettinadu mansions in the evening. As the train proceeds to Cochin, finish your dinner aboard.
Morning after breakfast, proceeds to Fort Kochi to see the Mattancherry Palace. Later proceed to see the traditional Kathakali dance show at one of the cultural centers. Enjoy your lunch and take an optional evening excursion to the Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church. As the train moves to the palm-fringed backwaters of Kumarakom, finish your dinner onboard.
After having breakfast, proceed for a houseboat cruising (Kettuvallam) on the backwaters. Later enjoy your lunch at an exclusive venue. In the evening, return to the train and have your dinner before proceeding to Bangalore.
As the train approaches Bangalore's Yeshwantpur Railway Station, enjoy your breakfast on board. As your Jewels of South tour comes to an end, say goodbyes to your fellow passengers and disembark from the train.