Traverse the gorgeous route from Bangalore to Goa on the luxury train, The Golden Chariot, for the most epic vacation of your life. The Golden Chariot is unlike any train you have ever seen. Designed for a thrilling adventure across South India, this Bangalore to Goa royal train will get you the best of heritage and adventure. While it runs on three different circuits, if you’re looking for a Bangalore to Goa special train, then the ‘Pride of Karnataka with Goa’ itinerary is most suitable for you. What makes this journey extraordinary is not only the beautiful destinations that have been selected with utmost care but also the whole royal experience you will get on the train; a train that houses fine-dining restaurants and luxurious en-suite bedrooms. And that is not all. This exquisite train has all the facilities you would expect in a 5-star hotel. Want to know more? Read all about the train here www.goldenchariot.org.
The route from Bangalore to Goa is perfect for a train journey as it is scenic and several gorgeous destinations can be covered on it. The first stop on the way will be at Bandipur National Park, a name that needs no introduction. After your adventurous escapades in the wilds of Bandipur, you will get to explore:
- Mysore: Located at the foot of Chamundi Hills, this former capital of the kingdom of Mysore is famed for its glittering royal heritage and magnificent monuments. Rich in tradition and culture, the deeply atmospheric bazaar district will win you over with its incense stalls and spice stores. And who can overlook the beauty of the opulent Mysore Palace, standing proud in the centre of the city!
- Halebidu & Chikmangluru: Once a regal capital of the Hoysala Empire, Halebidu is adorned with a spectacular collection of temples, shrines and structures. Thanks to its sterling Hoysalaarchitecture and some stunning temple complexes, the place is touted as a ‘Gem of Indian Architecture.’ Visit the famous Hoysaleswara temples to travel back in time. Perfectly balancing the man-made beauty of Halebidu, is Chikmangluru, a serene hill station much like a breath of fresh air. Lose yourself in the pleasant sights and smells of the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’.
- Hampi: The city of ruins, Hampi, situated near the Tungabhadra river, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its vast archeological significance. The amusing thing about this place is that the more you explore, the more you’ll find in this backpacker’s paradise. Believed to be the second largest city in the world at some point in history, its ancient monuments, bustling markets, bastilions, treasury buildings along with the remains of the Vijayanagar Empire make it a must-visit.
- Badami: Still retailing the regal majesty of the early Chalukya Kingdom, the small historic town of Badami is the perfect spot for tourists. The cave temples of Badami consist of four separate temples, with three of them depicting the various avatars of Shiva and Vishnu through intricate carvings and the fourth being dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras.
After Hampi, this journey will take you to Aihole and Pattadakal, both full of surprises for architectural enthusiasts. Just like these places, your Bangalore to Goa journey on the luxury train, Golden Chariot will be full of exciting surprises, panoramic views and lots of fun! Ready to travel like a royal and embark on the most exciting trip of your life? You can reserve tickets for 2020-21 departures and also take a look at any offers that might be running currently. To know about Bangalore to Goa luxury train fare, visit The Golden Chariot website: www.goldenchariot.org.