“If a train is large and comfortable you don’t even need a destination.” – Paul Theroux
Train travel has consistently proved that exploring a country can be done much better on ground. If you want to indulge in the luxury of slow-moving, on-ground transport, then we bring to you The Golden Chariot Train. One of the most luxurious trains in the world. The idea of travelling on a luxury train has an undeniable charm and thrill to it. You read about luxury trains in books or watch them in movies but taking a ride on it yourself has definitely an element of surreal attached. If the very thought of travelling aboard a luxury train fills your mind with questions such as ‘what would the coach rooms be like’, ‘how will you travel to destinations that don’t have railway stations’ or ‘will there be a separate coach for dining’, then it is time you get on a luxury train and explore its fascinating world to your heart’s content. But for the time being, let’s satisfy your curiosity by getting you acquainted with Asia’s leading luxury train, The Golden Chariot Train.
Running on three different circuits, the train covers some enthralling places of South India to offer a tour that will steal your breath away. The itineraries are named ‘Pride of Karnataka with Goa’, ‘Glimpses of Karnataka’ and ‘Jewels of South.’ While all the destinations have been carefully selected and merit a visit, the beauty of the train journey steals the show. Apart from The Maharajas’ Express, The Golden Express is unequivocally the most luxurious train in India and the only one that gives tourists an opportunity to touch South India’s pristine beauty through an incredible journey on the rails. If you’re wondering about what makes this train so special, here are a few things we would like to highlight.
- A Grand Welcome: Be prepared to be serenaded aboard the luxury train just like the royalty of yesteryear. Offering just a taste of what’s waiting in store for you, you will get a very hospitable welcome followed by a spectacular cultural show. And your entry aboard The Golden Chariot Train will be accompanied by the aroma of fresh flower garlands and the celebratory music of trumpets. Sounds grand, doesn’t it?
- Astounding Coaches: How would you feel if you’re told that you’ll be travelling in a glorious palace on wheels? As unbelievable as it sounds, you can make this fantasy come true with a Golden Chariot Train booking. The minute you step inside the train, you’ll instantly be transported to the royal era of the Deccan. Not only are the train coaches named after famous dynasties of South India, everything from the plush carpets to the panelled ceilings complements the whole royal feel of the train.
- Unparalleled Hospitality: One thing that will fill your heart with joy and complete the royal experience for you is the perfect hospitality of the ever-smiling staff of The Golden Chariot train. From dedicated butlers to head waiters, from tour managers to chefs, the staff on board will never leave you unattended and try their best to make your journey as comfortable and luxurious as possible. Even for destinations that don’t have a railway station, your comfort will not be hampered as you’ll get luxury travel coach buses waiting for you! Think this luxury train trip can’t get any better? Wait till you hear about Arogya, a dedicated onboard spa and wellness centre that will pamper you to bits. But nothing comes close to experiencing all this on India’s best train. Ready to undertake your dream train tour? Book your travel on one of the world’s most luxurious trains here www.goldenchariot.org