Journey Name: The Golden Chariot - Pride of South  |  Journey Duration: Upto 10 days
 
Overview:
Welcome aboard the Golden Chariot- a luxurious train named after the famous stone chariot at Hampi-a world heritage site. This luxurious appointed train takes you across beautiful architectural marvels of southern India, calm and divine temples and serene beaches. This journey also delves into vibrant and diverse world of southern India. The royal look of the train and the historical sites you visit along the journey complement each other and make this and make it a truly memorable one! Come and explore this amazing wonderland called India aboard the Golden Chariot!
 
Train Departure Schedule :
2015
October - December
2016
January - March
 
 
Journey Dates :

YEAR’ 2015

Months

Dates

October

19

November

09

December

07, 28


YEAR’ 2016

Months

Dates

January

18

February                                 

15

March

14



 
Places Covered:
Bangalore - Kabini/Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore
 
Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1 : Monday : Bangalore
Report at The Taj West End Hotel by 4 p.m. for check-in formalities while you enjoy high tea & brief presentation about the train. Proceed for visit to art gallery and enjoy a cultural dance performance. Reach Yeshwantpur Railway Station, by 8 pm and you will be escorted to your respective cabins. Dinner on board as the train departs by 9 pm.

Day 2 : Tuesday : Kabini-Bandipur
Today enjoy a lavish breakfast at the Mysore Palace. Then visit the Bandipur National Park for a taste of adventure. You can spot the elusive tiger in its natural habitat. Then enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the jungle lodge. Experience the tranquility and peace of the national park with its lush green vegetation. Overnight stay and dinner at the jungle lodge which offers mesmerizing landscapes of wilderness.

Day 3 : Wed : Mysore
After a relaxing boat ride and a delicious breakfast, the train departs for Mysore, the land of palaces and gardens. After arriving in Mysore, disembark to visit the famous attractions of Mysore like the Mysore Palace and Srirangapatnam. Enjoy your evening with cultural dance performance and a lavish lunch straight from the royal kitchen at Lalitha Mahal. Then return to the train to relax. 

Day 4 : Thurs : Hassan
Today depart for Hassana and visit the famous site Shravanabelagola. It an important Jain pilgrim temple built from a monolithic rock. Then return to the train for lunch. Then visit the beautiful temple at Belur and Halebid. Set across the picturesque Vidhaygiri hills, these sites are sure to take your breath away.

Day 5 : Fri : Hospet
As you enjoy your breakfast the train arrives in Hospet. Post breakfast; visit the world heritage site of Hampi. Set along the beautiful landscape of the Tungbhadra river, Hampi is a World heritage site. Return to the train to have lunch. In the evening disembark to visit the Vittala Temple with the Stone Chariot. Then return to the train to relax. Overnight stay and dinner onboard the train.

Day 6 : Sat : Badami
Today morning, the train proceeds towards Badami as you have your breakfast onboard the train. Explore the various temples, forts, palaces on an excursion to Badami Caves and Pattadakal. It’s location between two rocky hills is something to be admired. Then return to the train.  Enjoy an evening onboard the train as it makes its way to India’s very own party pad- Goa.

Day 7 : Sun : Goa
Also known as Tourist Paradise, Goa is the perfect blend of old style architecture and modern India. Its Portuguese style architecture and beautiful churches show a strong influence of the Portuguese culture. After enjoying your tea and snacks at Sola Souto Maior, you may walk through the streets of Goa for shopping. Enjoy a grand lunch at Majorda Beach Resort with traditional Goan dishes. If you wish, you may go for a relaxing massage, pay a visit to one of the casinos out there or just relax and enjoy being at the beach. Then return to the train. Overnight stay onboard the train as it makes its way to Bangalore.

Day 08 : Bangalore Return
Today after breakfast, disembark from the train as this beautiful journey comes to an end.

IMPORTANT : The Day to Day Schedule may be changed at short notice by the Train Manager, to suit local logistics.

 
Price:

  For International Travelers

October 2015 - March 2016                   

Occupancy Type

Per person / night
(USD)

Total for 7 nights per person (USD)

Single

760

5320

Double

560

3920

Triple

475

3325

  For DomesticTravellers

October 2015 - March 2016        

Occupancy Type

Per person / night
(INR)

Total for 7 nights per person (INR)

Single

24000

168000

Double

20000

140000

Triple

14000

98000

 

 
Inclusions:
Accommodation on board The Golden Chariot.
All meals.
Travel
Conducted Sight-seeing Tours.
Entrance fees at Monuments / Parks / Palaces and Cultural Programmes.
 
Exclusions:
Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car Facilities, Spa Car Facilities and other items of personal nature
 
Notes – Remarks:

  • 50% of tariff for children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
  • 10% of tariff for children below 5 years.
  • Service tax @3.625 % extra as applicable.
  • There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.

 
Terms and Conditions:
Reservation Policy:
In case of FITs:
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
In case of Group:
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy
In case of FITs:

  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 30 days prior to departure.
In case of Group:
  • 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 59 to 30 days of departure.
  • 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 29 to 15 days of departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made between 15 to 0 days prior to departure. 

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:

  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.
 
Route Map
 
  • Embark on a luxurious voyage of discovery through the Cradle of Stone Architecture.
  • A culinary Tour of fine taste
  • Stay in chambers steeped in history.
  • Enjoy in the lounge bar with relaxing seating
  • Get rejuvatated at the Ayurveda centre