From Heritage Sites to Natural Wonders: Exploring the Unparalleled Beauty of India with the Golden Chariot

The extraordinary Golden Chariot Train journey is an endeavour to map South India’s fascinating history through the centuries. Every powerful ruler and every reigning dynasty left an indelible mark on the terrain of South India, making way for a celebrated land that exhibits the tale of lost empires. With their patronage of arts and crafts, these dynasties shaped South India’s architecture, culture and history and gave way to the fascinating Deccan we know today. The Indian Railways Golden Chariot not only takes tourists across these historic destinations and heritage sites through a luxurious journey but also pays homage to South India’s glorious legacy through the train design and nomenclature.
Train Coaches Inspired by Dynastic Treasures
Each carriage on The Golden Chariot Train has been named after a dynasty that ruled Karnataka in the bygone era. The train’s 11 carriages and the mighty dynasties they are named after are Kadamba, Hoysala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adhilshahi, Sangama, Sathavahana, Yudukula and Vijayanagar. Not just the train carriages, other features of The Golden Chariot Train also offer a tribute to India’s glorious past and serve as a reminder of our legacy. Literally meaning ‘devoid of any ailments’ Arogya is an exclusive ayurvedic spa and wellness centre onboard the train. Offering a range of traditional Indian and modern massage techniques, it is a dedicated space for relaxation and rejuvenation. Tracing its origin to the great Indian epic, The Mahabharata, The Golden Chariot Train’s fine-dining restaurant ‘Nalapaka’ is made up of two words. ‘Nala’ was one of the finest chefs of his time and ‘Paka’ which means cuisine; Nalapaka stands for ‘fine cuisine.’ The other elegant restaurant on the Karnataka train Golden Chariot is named ‘Ruchi’ which means taste. Even the train’s swanky lounge bar is named ‘Madira’ which means an elixir or ‘drink of the Gods.’ The train cabins are decorated like spectacular palaces and the vintage decor running throughout the train imbibes the taste of royalty.
Services Fit for Royalty
Travelling aboard the Karnataka train Golden Chariot is an experience unlike any other in the world. With elegantly decorous interiors, a warm hospitable staff and an ambrosial amalgam of grandeur from royal ages, The Golden Chariot Train successfully recreates the magic and ambiance of South India’s golden period. Peppered with antiques, royal furniture, unique handicrafts and gorgeous paintings, the train is indeed like an ethereal palace on wheels in India. But what makes this train even more luxurious is that it is fitted with modern state-of-the-art amenities. Some of the cabin features include LCD TV, writing desk, wardrobe, attached bathroom, a personal attendant, safety lockers, etc. that come as an add-on to every cabin. While these facilities ensure that guests can travel in the most comfortable manner possible, the train staff works relentlessly to make this journey truly memorable for every guest.
Often known as ‘the honeymoon train in India’, The Golden Chariot has a lot more than meets the eye. The painstaking attention to detail given in designing the train is observed throughout the journey. It is extended to the meticulously-planned itineraries, the perfect service and the top-notch arrangements. The Golden Chariot Train journey is more than a glimpse of the Southern splendour. It is a celebration of the past in the present. Book this journey today and avail special promo offers for Indian Nationals and others. Details on www.goldenchariot.org.
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