Whether you are looking to create new memories, discover new cultures, capture breathtaking sights, or just have a relaxing and fun holiday, a Golden Chariot itinerary might be what you need.
The Golden Chariot is renowned all over the world as one of the finest luxury trains. You may have learned about The Golden Chariot on National Geographic. The lavish passenger cabins with attached bathrooms, WiFi and AC, attention to detail in the decor, a diverse and exquisite menu, and the one-of-a-kind spa cum fitness center on the train make us feel more like a castle on track rather than just another train.
But what truly draws attention are our itineraries, each crafted to showcase the finest of South India and ensure a memorable experience for our passengers.
Pride Of Karnataka
As you may guess from the name, Pride Of Karnataka is a Karantaka-centric itinerary that takes you to some of the finest landmarks of the state over the duration of six days and five nights. Though an excursion to Goa is also part of the package towards the end of the journey.
The journey starts and ends in Bangaluru, taking you on an exciting evening safari in the Bandipur National Park, a visit to the Mysore Palace, a visit to Srirangapatnam (optional), a trip to Halebidu, a pleasant evening tour of a coffee plantation at Chikmagalur, sightseeing of the Hampi ruins and excursion to the beautiful churches of North Goa.
The journey is filled with stunning and soothing sights that stay with you and an exploration into the rich history and heritage of the southern state.
Jewels Of South
The Jewels Of South has a wider scope than the previous Golden Chariot itinerary, covering three South Indian states: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The journey gives you a better grasp of the vast and diverse heritage of the area with cultural influences from many dynasties with political links to the East and the West.
The journey starts and ends in Bangaluru, taking you to Mysore Palace, Kanchipuram (optional), the Mahabalipuram monuments, the Athnagudi tile factory, Chettinad mansions, the Matancherry Palace in Fort Cochin, Chinese Fishing Nets (optional), St. Francis Church (optional) and a houseboat cruise in an exclusive place in Chertala/Maraikulam with lunch.
Over the course of six days and five nights, you get to witness some of the most breathtaking sights of the region and a glimpse of the region’s diverse culture.
Glimpses Of Karnataka
One wouldn’t be wrong to think of Glimpses Of Karnataka as a slightly shorter version of the first itinerary, lasting four days and three nights and with some destinations and activities removed. But it is still an ideal program for tourists who want to focus on the best of Karnataka rather than go in depth.
This journey also starts and ends in the city of Bengaluru. The destinations included on The Golden Chariot Train route map are Bandipur National Park, Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam (optional), and Hampi.
In a few days, you get to explore the state’s rich wildlife and the rich heritage including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi.
Here’s the fare of Golden Chariot for 2023-24 & 2024-25 in INR and USD:
|Pride of Karnataka
(5 Nights/6 Days)
|Glimpses of Karnataka
(3 Nights/4 Days)
|Jewels of South
(5 Nights/6 Days)
Government taxes will be added as applicable. Be sure to check www.goldenchariot.org to look out for price changes, terms and conditions, and other information or to book your slot before it’s taken.
Can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey with your loved ones? Choose an itinerary that catches your fancy and head to the official website right away and book a journey that will leave you with memories of a lifetime!