Named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a World Heritage Site in South India, The Golden Chariot conveys you in luxurious comfort on voyages through time and exotic South Indian locales. On these journeys, it unravels for you both eras hidden behind time’s veil, and the splendours of the present day. Come aboard, on a journey filled with moments worth cherishing for a lifetime.The Golden Chariot offers you two memorable itineraries: Pride of the South and Southern Splendour.
About The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot is a royal experience, a journey that is much more than a luxury train ride. The Golden Chariot tour epitomizes the rich Indian heritage and journeys through one of the most exotic regions in the world – The Golden Chariot train named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site, in Southern India will travel through timeless Historical Heritage Sites, Resplendent Palaces, Wildlife and Golden Beaches. It’s 7 Nights / 8 Days colorful journey begins every Monday from Bangalore and traverses through Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace; the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) and continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur-the 11th century cradle of Hoysala architecture and a world heritage site, Halebidu, Hampi and thereafter entering into the triangular heritage site of Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, and finally the Golden Beaches of Goa before ending in Bangalore.
Facilities in The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot has been equipped with the most stylish and comfortable coaches to offer the guests a true delight. ut of the various facilities on the Golden Chariot, the most significant ones are as below:
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Wi-Fi system
- LCD television
- DVD with satellite television
- Vanity / Writing Desk
- Attached bathrooms with range of toiletries
- 26 twin beds with architecture depicting the designing sentiments of the state
- Dining facilities on the Golden Chariot
Dining facilities on the Golden Chariot
The two restaurants, Nala and Ruchi offer some very interesting gastronomic delights to food lovers. Be it vegetarian or non- vegetarian food, the onboard dining experience will surely take you by surprise. The interiors of the restaurants are in complete sync with the interiors of the Golden Chariot and the thematic interiors complement the tasty food served here. Besides the restaurant, one can also spend some quiet time to oneself in the Madira Bar that serves exotic drinks
Business facilities on the Golden Chariot
And if you thought that the Golden Chariot is only about fun. Think again. Yes! It also facilitates for some serious business endeavors and offers a conference coach that accommodates up to 30 people at a time. The train is also well set with a high-speed internet zone as well as LCD TV.
Pride of the South
The Golden Chariot transports you to the worlds of mythology, heritage, worship, natural wonders, wildlife, adventure, beaches and more. Spanning 7 nights and 8 days, the ‘Pride of the South’ itinerary begins with Bangalore and encompasses tiger-stalked Kabini, avian paradise Srirangapatna, majestic Mysore, colossal and monolithic Shravanabelagola, transcendent architectural marvels Belur and Halebid, imperial Hampi, sublime Badami and Pattadakal, and finally, the glorious beaches of Goa.
It covers three states and brims over with awe-inspiring moments. On its Southern Splendour run, The Golden Chariot starts out from Bangalore, the Garden City, taking you first to Chennai, a modern city exceptional for its allegiance to ancient traditions. Moving on, you find yourself at Puducherry, where serenity is redefined. In the ancient temple towns of Thanjavur and Madurai, you will encounter marvels of architecture and heritage. And thence to Kerala, God’s Own Country, and the ineffable scenic beauty of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and coastal Kochi. Finally, its back to home base Bangalore.