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:
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.
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!