Enchanting beaches, shimmering sands, twinkling stars, refreshing sea waves and swaying palms…South India is truly a natural wonderland. Explore the land’s most incredible attractions on an inspiring IRCTC train tour package of The Golden Chariot. Equipped with the best of modern facilities, this one-of-a-kind luxury train offers a five-star experience along with a priceless view of Karnataka & Goa’s scenic beauty. Introduced by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) in association with Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), The Golden Chariot train not only promotes tourism in South India but also gives tourists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the hidden gems across Karnataka & Goa like royalty.
Undoubtedly, the best train tour of South India, a journey aboard the Golden Chariot is an experience you shouldn’t miss. Capturing the true essence of South India, this handcrafted itinerary covers everything from majestic palaces to aromatic coffee plantations, and from captivating ruins to fascinating caves.
Here’s an outline of what the delightful ‘Pride of Karnataka with Goa’ 7 days/ 6 nights journey has in store for you.
A royal experience: Luxurious fine dining restaurants, personal valets and plush comfortable accommodation. The Golden Chariot train boasts of all things royal. Enjoy delectable meals and the best of wines and spirits on this glimmering palace on wheels. Inspired by the life and times of royalty, even the train coaches have been named after the erstwhile ruling dynasties of Karnataka to give you a peek into the era gone by. The intricate carvings on the panels and ceiling will definitely transport you to a magnificent palace exuding opulence and grandeur.
A holistic tour: Starting from Bengaluru, the first stop on this charming train journey is Bandipur, a national park famed for its distinct and extensive range of biodiversity. Follow this with a tour of the extraordinarily beautiful Mysore Palace, a structure that bears testimony to the architectural brilliance and grandeur of the Wodeyar dynasty. After this, take an invigorating walk through the verdant coffee plantations of Chikamangluru and explore the lofty temples in Halebidu. Treat the historian in you with a day full of exploration among the famed Hampi ruins, a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage site that attracts tourists from far and wide. On the next day, pay a visit to the mysterious Badami caves and explore the architectural wonders in Pattadakal and Aihole. End the trip with a tour of Goa’s famous churches and Portuguese quarter and treasure these fond memories forever! For a detailed itinerary, visit www.goldenchariot.org
An all-inclusive package: One of the best things about The Golden Chariot tour is that it is so well-planned that guests don’t have to worry about anything. Just pack your bags and step into this luxurious abode. From specially prepared gourmet meals to comfortable accommodation, everything will be taken care of by us. The Golden Chariot staff is famed for its hospitality and attention to detail. True, every guest aboard the train is treated like royalty and with utmost care. The train tariff not only includes all the meals and complimentary spirits but also entrance fee for sightseeing at all the destinations. The same hospitality extends offboard too and includes services of an experienced tour director as well as excursions in air-conditioned buses etc. To know more about IRCTC train tour package inclusions & the offers you can avail on each booking, visit www.goldenchariot.org
No South India tour package can do justice to a journey across Karnataka & Goa like The Golden Chariot. So book your journey today for March & April departures & get ready to dive deep into the soul of these two absolutely stunning destinations. For offers and bookings, visit www.goldenchariot.org