The Golden Chariot, Southern India
A recent addition to our luxury train portfolio 'The Golden
Chariot' offers an exciting new route whereby one can now explore
the many wonders of Karnataka in complete lavish comfort.
This royal experience takes you to timeless historical Indian
sites, inspiring palaces, through tropical jungle to the endless
golden beaches of Goa. Named after the famed stone chariot in
Hampi, this luxury train has 44 stylish, air-conditioned en-suite
cabins all equipped with wi-fi, LCD television, DVD and
The elegantly appointed cabins are beautifully furnished with
intricately carved ceilings and plush furnishings. The two
restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian
culinary delights according to the taste of traveller. One can also
enjoy the facility of the Lounge Bar with its interiors modeled
after the Mysore Palace, as well a fully equipped Gym Coach and
Ayurveda Centre with Spa.
The 7-night 8-day train tour begins in the garden city, Bangalore
the capital city Karnataka. Next is the royal city of Mysore with
its regal palaces and majestic buildings. On from Mysore the train
winds its way to Kabini National Park, once the hunting retreat of
the Maharajas where you will go on safari in hope of spotting the
elusive Indian Tiger.
The journey continues with many wondrous temples and towns
before arriving at Hampi, once the seat of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Here the majestic ruins are awe inspiring, from the beautiful
temples, basement of palaces, remains of aquatic structures to the
ancient market streets, royal pavilions, bastions and royal
platforms all set against the dramatic boulder strewn hills of
India. Then travel to the picturesque red sandstone cliffs of
Badami and the chiseled temples of Aihole before arriving at the
final destination of Goa with its endless palm fringed
The Golden Chariot also offers an alternative 'Splendor of The
South' Itinerary. This new route allows you to relax and soak up
the soporific pace of Kerala & Tamil Nadu. With winding back
waters, coconut groves, towering temples and endless coast
The journey begins at Bangalore and takes you to the historical
Temple cities of Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram, Tiruchirapalli,
Thanjavur and Madurai and the dramatic beaches of Kovalam. You will
spend time gliding by boat trough the palm fringed silent canals of
the Backwaters to Kochi, the lively port city on the Arabian sea
before returning to Bangalore.