Experience the Best of Train Luxury aboard the Golden Chariot

Quietly viewing the scenery change from lush green rural areas to populated urban areas and back again has a unique appeal that never fails to mesmerise a train traveller. Especially when those sceneries include monuments from the culturally diverse region of South India aboard one of the finest luxury trains of the region. The IRCTC-operated Golden Chariot offers the best of train luxury, to ensure a smooth and memorable journey on and off the train.

The train exudes luxury in each and every carriage with its unique decor and exclusive facilities that go beyond the basic and into the extraordinary. The combination of our well-planned itineraries and amenities has helped us gain much fame and recognition among tourists across the globe.

Here are some luxuries you can enjoy when travelling with The Golden Chariot:

Luxurious Accommodation

Inspired by and named after the dynasties that once ruled the southern Indian states ages ago, our carriages exude grandeur in every inch. Each passenger carriage has four air-conditioned cabins, totalling forty-four cabins. These are divided into thirty twin-bed rooms, thirteen double-bed rooms and one cabin for persons with disabilities.

Each cabin is spacious with an area of 67.5 sq ft (approx. 6 sq m), allowing for easy movement. The rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms with WC and hot and cold water supply, complimentary WiFi, a range of toiletries and television.

The cosy rooms are perfect for a restful night after a day filled with adventure and to prepare for another adventure with the best luxury train in the world.

Fine Dining Restaurants

With two fine-dining restaurant carriages named Ruchi and Nalapaka, you can expect your dining experiences to be nothing less than exquisite. Ruchi means taste while Nalapaka is a combination of Nala (a legendary chef from the Mahabharata) and Paka meaning cuisine.

True to their names, the restaurants serve passengers only the finest of a wide range of cuisines including Indian, Chinese and Continental. The meals are prepared by an experienced team of chefs using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, adding a gourmet touch to your journey. The elegant decor only adds to the fine dining ambience of the restaurants.


With an interior inspired by Mysore Palace, the Madira bar is a fine example of the luxuries afforded by a Goa luxury train. The splendid bar allows passengers to relax while enjoying the outside view and socialising with fellow travellers.

Spa Cum Gym

The Arogya Spa cum Fitness Center is a unique train luxury that intrigues many passengers. Most travellers can appreciate having a spa onboard after spending an eventful day exploring the many wonders of India. The spa room has two tables upon which you can relax as you avail of traditional Indian and modern massage therapies and feel rejuvenated.

The exercise room has been fitted with modern fitness machines that can really help you build up a sweat. It’s a great option for fitness enthusiasts who’d rather not miss skip their fitness routine even when on a vacation away from home.

Top-Notch Service

Our top-notch service is what truly sets us apart from the rest of the luxury trains in the world as we strive to provide personalised service to each passenger and ensure that every aspect of their journey is taken care of.

Our dedicated butlers are available at all times on the train to assist you during your stay. The staff is trained, polite and dedicated to ensuring that you feel pampered throughout the journey. Those journeying to explore the rich heritage of the region will appreciate having a dedicated team of guides along the way.

So, if you want to hop aboard one of the most luxurious trains in South India, all you need to do is visit the official website of the Golden Chariot Train at www.goldenchariot.org. Simply click on ‘Book Now’ and follow the simple instructions to get tickets for this extraordinary journey!

Most Famous Indian Luxury Trains in the World

With a myriad of popular tourist attractions and one of the largest railway networks worldwide, it makes sense for India to have some of the finest luxury trains in the world such as The Golden Chariot and Maharajas’ Express.

The concept of a luxury train is attractive to anyone who wants to explore various destinations while relaxing in a cosy train cabin with luxurious amenities.

And The Golden Chariot is one of the best options for those who wish to explore iconic landmarks in South India, ranging from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to hidden gems that take the breath away. It’s also one of the cosiest train rides you can have owing to the facilities offered such as the exquisite cuisine or the exemplary cabins.

Here’s why many consider The Golden Chariot to be the best luxury train in the world:

Luxurious Accommodation

When it comes to the cosiness of the train, luxury exudes from everywhere, thanks to the interiors inspired by the carvings of the 12th-century Hoysala Temple. The train has 44 air-conditioned cabins consisting of 30 twin-bedded cabins, 13 double-bedded cabins and one cabin for the physically challenged. Each cabin is elegantly decorated, spacious and equipped with a private bathroom, WiFi and television. It is perfect for a restful night onboard before an adventurous day.

Exquisite Dining Experience

The train features two fine dining restaurants, Nalapaka and Ruchi, where passengers can enjoy meals in a lavish setting complete with fine china, crystal glassware and beautiful cutlery. You can savour the finest Indian and international-style dishes prepared by expert chefs using the freshest ingredients.

Iconic Landmarks

The carefully planned itineraries are among the best aspects of travelling aboard The Golden Chariot as they include a combination of sightseeing activities, exciting excursions, luxurious experiences and thrilling adventures. The itineraries feature UNESCO World Heritage Sites (like Hampi), beautiful national treasures, local sights and cultural activities.

Onboard Recreational Activities

There is a lot to do aboard the train with its range of activities and entertainment options when you aren’t exploring local sights. The gorgeous Madira bar lets you relax and socialize with co-passengers while basking in the marvellous sights you may come across on your luxury trip in South India. You can refresh your mind with a massage at Arogya after a tiring day of exploration off-board, or keep up with your fitness routine with the amazing exercise equipment.

Guided Excursions

Our dedicated team of guides provide insights into the history and culture of the spots on the itinerary, ensuring that your journey is nothing less than enlightening. This is perfect for you if you love travelling to explore the unique heritage of different places. Along with the services of a guide, the guided off-train excursions also include entrance fees, still camera fees and transport.


The safety of passengers aboard The Golden Chariot train is of utmost importance to us. The train features electronic lockers in each cabin for your valuables, CCTV cameras, 24/7 surveillance and smoke alarms. You can also avail of paramedic services on board in case of emergencies.

Exemplary Service

We take immense pride in offering personalized service to each and every passenger, ensuring that every aspect of the journey is taken care of. Each member of our staff is courteous, attentive and dedicated to making you feel pampered and comfortable. Our trained team of butlers are available to assist you 24/7. We provide porterage at stations for your convenience.

These factors and more make The Golden Chariot one of the finest luxury trains in the world to travel on. Visit www.goldenchariot.org to learn more or book your journey.