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The Golden Chariot (Pride of the South)

Tour Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Tour Destinations: Bangalore - Kabini/Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hampi - Gadag - Goa - Bangalore

Train Overview

In the history of royal train the date 10 March 2008 is to celebrate the addition of another bon – voyage beloved as Golden Chariot train. The royal safari is an initiative by Karnataka Tourism Corporation & Indian Railway Ministry to being forth the amazing fables of resplendent India.

Golden Chariot journeys have been divided into twin caravans of "Splendor of the South" & "Pride of the South". They are also very synonymous to the existence of colorful India. Great chance to discover the hidden treasure of incredible nation with Karnataka's historic imprints; Goa's enthralling beach frolic, Chennai's religious significance, & Kerala's backwater ripples while embarking on Golden Chariot train tour.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangalore (Monday)

The day 1 begins with your arrival at Bangalore and get welcome from Travel Cooper representative. Get transfer to Hotel Leela Palace. Relish on Indian cuisine during lunch at Jamawar, The Leela Palace - Bangalore. Than go for exploring Bangalore attractions like "Tipu's Wooden Palace, Basavanagudi (Bull Temple) largest monolith Bull statue, and Lalbagh Botanical Garden." Thereafter, get transfer to Yeshwanthpur Railway Station to board 'The Golden Chariot luxury train.' Overnight on Board the Golden Chariot

Day 2 - Kabini (Tuesday)

The royal motorcade will arrive on the 2nd day, at Kabini. After breakfast drive to Kabini / Bandipur through the forests of wilderness and adventures. Arrive at Kabini and get refreshed and go for nature walk or boat cruise.

Post - lunch enjoy Film show on Indian Wildlife, and go for jeep safari to Bandipur National Park. During jeep safari enjoy wildlife attractions at Bandipur like "elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, wild boar, Tiger, and Leopard." Thereafter, visit a temple perched atop Himad Gopalaswamy Hill, the highest peak in the Bandipur range. Overnight stay at Bandipur jungle resort

Day 3 - Mysore (Wednesday)

On the 3rd day enjoy breakfast at Kabini / Bandipur and proceed to Srirangapatna. Arrive at royal city of Mysore, and go for exploring the Mysore attractions. The sight to check out is 'Daria Daulat - Tipu's Palace' and enjoys lunch.

Thereafter, you will proceed to Chamundi hills. The major attractions to witness are sights of Mysore Palace, the Amba Vilas Palace, Mysore and elephant ride. One can also enjoy cultural show at Rangayana. Later Drive back to The Golden Chariot & dinner onboard Mysore.

One can also opt for Alternate Itinerary

  • Raganatittu Bird Sanctuary
  • Mysore Zoo
  • Lunch on board
  • Brindavan Gardens

(This will be applicable to those who do not opt for Kabini / Bandipur tour)

Day 4 - Hassan (Thursday)

The regal caravan of Golden Chariot on the 4th day, after breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot will reach at Hassan. The entrée to Hassan will follow with drive to Halebid the-Hoysala temple architecture tour and thereafter, drive to Belur also far famed for its Hoysala temple architecture.

Come back to enjoy lunch and thereafter, explore Shravanabelagola attractions of Jain temples, trekking to Indragiri Hill, and witness the world's tallest monolith Lord Gomateswara statue. Come back to Golden Chariot for dinner and overnight board

Day 5 - Hampi (Friday)

The fifth day will start with arrival at Hampi the world heritage center. Soon go for discovery of the grand heritages. One will get glimpses of "Virupaksha temple, Hampi Sacred Centre, Vittala Temple Complex, Anegundi village, and Royal centre." Later, in the afternoon enjoy lunch go for shopping at the Craft Bazaar and later return to The Golden Chariot for dinner onboard.

Day 6 - Gadag / Pattadakal / Badami (Saturday)

The tour of the 6th day will start with visit to Badami. The tour will get forth from Badami to exploring attractions of 'Pattadakal - World Heritage Site.' Have lunch, and go for shopping at the crafts bazaar in Hotel Badami Court.

Thereafter, visit - Badami Caves the 3rd Century rock cut cave temple at Badami. Come back to Gadag for departing at Vasco, Goa. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.

Day 7 - Goa (Sunday)

The 7th day, trip of royal Golden Chariot train will arrive at Goa beloved as the Pearl of East. Check out the Goan beaches, sea foods, and night parties. Popular attractions to check are "Basilica of Bom Jesus, Miramar Beach and the city of Panjim- bustling with shops and tourists. Later, drive back to the Golden Chariot, Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot. Journey back to Bangalore

Day 8 - Bangalore

The 8th day your tour of Golden Chariot Train journey will come to an end with arrival at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station.

Schedule

7 Nights The Golden Chariot (The Pride of the South) Train Tour

Oct 2013 07,14,28
Nov 2013 11,25
Dec 2013 09,23
Jan 2014 06,20
Feb 2014 03,17
March 2014 03,17

Tariff

Occupancy Type Per person / night (IN $) Total for 7 nights per person (IN $)
Single 754 5278
Double 545 3815
Triple 440 3080

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