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The land once ridden by formidable armies is now traversed by the world's most unique Railway. The Golden Chariot beckons you to discover worlds that are enriched with history and culture. Recline and relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty.

We present the Golden Chariot - a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow in a magical land.
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Golden Chariot Itinerary – Pride of South

Depart USA (Flight details to be advised).

DAY 01 (SATURDAY) ARRIVE BENGALURU

Arrive Bengaluru International airport

On arrival transfer to Taj West End Hotel (Luxury Room)
Hotel check in 14:00 hours
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02 (SUNDAY) BENGALURU

Morning sightseeing tour of Bengaluru city.

Formally known as Bangalore, the “Garden City” because of its numerous parks and avenues of jacaranda, gulmohur and cassia. Visit Tipu’s Summer Palace, originally built by Tipu Sultan’s father, Haider Ali and completed by Tipu in 1791. The Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, built by Haider Ali in 1760 and the Bull Temple at Basavanagudi which is home to the huge 5m high black granite ‘Nandi’ bull are both worth visiting. Drive past the magnificent Vidhan Soudha, the State legislature built in 1956, and for those all-important souvenirs, a trip to the Mysore Arts and Crafts Centre is essential.

Rest of the day at leisure
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03 (MONDAY) BENGALURU – GOLDEN CHARIOT

Morning at leisure
Note: Hotel check out at 12:00 hours

15:00 – 16:00 hours Check-in for Golden Chariot at Taj West End
16:00 – 17:00 hours High Tea at Banquet Hall
17:00 – 17:30 hours Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Do’s and Don’ts, safety and security, etc.
17:30 – 18:30 hours Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery
18:30 – 19:30 hours Cultural Show
20:00 hours Arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No – 6
20:00-20:30 hours Traditional Indian welcome at platform and escorting to respective cabins onboard The Golden Chariot
21:00 hours Departure to Mysore and dinner onboard
Overnight on board the train.

DAY 04 (TUESDAY) MYSORE / KABINI / BANDIPUR

Breakfast onboard
10:00 hours Visit the Mysore Palace
11:00 hours Depart for Kabini / Bandipur, experience your drive to the Jungle Resort.
13:00 hours Lunch at the jungle lodge

Post Lunch Jungle / Boat Safari Return in the evening for wildlife film Dinner at jungle lodge

Kabini: A World of Wildlife

The excitement starts with a safari into the heart of the park, where you are sure to spot wild animals in their natural habitat.

Overnight at jungle resort in Kabini / Bandipur

DAY 05 (WEDNESDAY) MYSORE

06:30 hours Boat Safari
08:30 hours Breakfast at the jungle lodge and depart to Mysore
11:30 hours Back onboard The Golden Chariot to relax
13:00 hours Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot

15:00 hours Mysore sightseeing: Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam
19:00 hours Reach Lalitha Mahal Palace for cultural show followed by Dinner
22:00 hours Back onboard The Golden Chariot

Mysore: A World of Royalty

Overnight on board the train.

DAY 06 (THURSDAY) HASSAN

06:00 hours Breakfast on-board and depart for Hassan
08:15 hours Arrive at Hassan
09:00 hours Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola

Please note: This has a climb of 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to experience can stay back onboard The Golden Chariot and experience the facilities onboard. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost.

13:00 hours Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
15:00 hours Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing
19:15 hours Back onboard The Golden Chariot
19:45 hours Depart to Hospet and dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Belur and Halebid: A World of Worship

Shravanabelagola, 52km from Hassan, is an important Jain pilgrim centre.
Belur in Hassan district 220 kms from Bengaluru and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex.
Halebid – In Hassan district is 27 kms away from Hassan and was the capital of the Hoysalas

Overnight on board the train.

DAY 07 (FRIDAY) HOSPET

06:00 hours Arrival at Hospet
08:30 hours After breakfast depart for Hampi sightseeing: Virupaksha Temple, Queen’s Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts Bazaar
13:00 hours Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch
15:00 hours Depart for sightseeing: Royal Enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple, illumination at the Vittala Temple
20:00 hours Back onboard The Golden Chariot
Dinner on board

Hampi: A World Heritage Site
followed by a visit to Anegundi village that provides the guests with a glimpse into the traditional country life in Karnataka.

Overnight on board the train.

DAY 08 (SATURDAY) BADAMI

05:00 hours Depart from Hospet to Badami
07:30 hours Breakfast on board the Golden Chariot
08:30 hours Arrival at Badami
08:40 hours After breakfast depart for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal
13:30 hours Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch
14:00 hours Depart for Goa
Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard The Golden Chariot: Spa, Gymnasium.
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot reaches Goa post midnight

Badami: A World Heritage Site

Overnight on boBoard the train.

DAY 09 (SUNDAY) GOA

09:30 hours Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
10:00 hours Depart for sightseeing
11:00 hours Visit the famous churches of old Goa
12:15 hours Visit an old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for tea/ coffee and cookies; shopping at the emporium
14:00 hours Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch
15:00 hours An ayurvedic massage, visit to the casino, dip in the pool / beach, etc.
18:00 hours Depart from the resort
19:15 hours Return to The Golden Chariot, Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
21:00 hours Depart for Bangalore

Overnight on board the train.

DAY 10 (MONDAY) ARRIVE BENGALURU

09:30 hours Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot.
11:00 hours Reach Yeswanthpur Railway Station Farewell by the entire crew
On arrival transfer to Taj West End Hotel (Luxury Room)
Note: Hotel check in 14:00 hours
Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight at hotel

DAY 11 (TUESDAY) DEPART BENGALURU

Note: Hotel check out 12:00 hours
Later transfer to Bengaluru International airport to board flight for onward journey

Important Note:

Visitors require a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose.

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