The Golden Chariot Train has already made a name for itself by being a one-of-a-kind luxury train offering tourists the best of South India experience. If you’ve been thinking ‘what is the itinerary of The Golden Chariot Train’, then this blog is for you. With three unique itineraries, covering places like Mysore, Hampi, Badami, Thanjavur, Bandipur, Kochi, Goa and beyond, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Here’s a look at the three journeys that The Golden Chariot Train offers.
- Pride of Karnataka with Goa: Want to witness the spell-binding beauty of Karnataka? Embark on a 7 days/6 nights tour aboard The Golden Chariot Train & delve deep into the soul of South India. Witness its wide spectrum of colours and get a chance to explore the best of everything the state has to offer. From culture to heritage, and from the delicious local cuisine to spectacular palaces, experience them all while travelling in the lap of luxury. Starting from Bengaluru, this joyride will first take you on a wildlife expedition in Karnataka to the Bandipur National Park. This is followed by a visit to the magnificent edifice of Mysore Palace, one of the most lavish palaces in India you’ll ever set eyes on. The next destination on this beautifully crafted itinerary is the ancient town of Halebidu, which is famous for its illustrious temples and sacred sites. On the same day, walk through the ambrosial coffee plantations of Chikmangluru and pick out your favourites during a heady coffee tasting session that follows. Let the charm of this bewitching journey continue with a tour of the fabled ruins of Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that will remind you of the grandeur and glory of the Vijayanagar Empire. On the next day, explore the rock-cut architecture of Badami caves, dating back to the 6th century and also pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pattadakal and Aihole. Finally, experience the serenity of Goa’s famous Portuguese quarters, churches or just relax on one of its extravagantly beautiful beaches. As the journey comes a full circle in Bengaluru, you are bound to be left with remarkable moments and picturesque snapshots. Ready to book this exotic Golden Chariot Train itinerary? Visit www.goldenchariot.org
- Jewels of South: Undertake a splendid heritage trail with this handcrafted itinerary that promises a tour of the most sought after destinations across South India. Commence the journey from Bengaluru and kick-start this trip with the opulence and grandeur of the famous Mysore Palace followed by an exploration of Hampi. Then proceed to Mahabalipuram, the enchanting port city that is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the stunning Shore Temple. Follow this up with a visit to another wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site in Thanjavur, Brihadeshwara Temple. Then get ready to be mesmerized by the larger than life historical mansions of Chettinad. The next day will give you a sneak peek of the best of South Indian art and culture with dance performances at an exclusive venue in Cochin.. Finally, get on a relaxing cruise on the serene backwaters of Kumarakom. For a more detailed Golden Chariot Train route map of this heartwarming 7 days/ 6 nights journey, check www.goldenchariot.org
- Glimpses of Karnataka: Get ready for an adventure trail power-packed with thrilling game drives and delightful excursions on this beautiful 4 days/3 nights tour. Start the journey from the ‘garden city’, Bengaluru and then explore the wildlife of Bandipur National Park, an idyllic retreat perfect for an exhilarating experience close to nature. Then proceed to Mysore and lose yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Mysore Palace, the former residence of the royal family of Mysore. Next on the itinerary is the city of ruins, Hampi, a treasure trove of history and architectural wonders. End the trip with a fun-filled cultural night on the train that will leave you with memories galore.
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