The 8 day journey covers historical locations of Karnataka along with a visit to Goa. You will board the train at Bangalore and Kabini will be the first destination. There you will stay overnight in a forest lodge. Kabini will be followed by the cleanest city in India- Mysore, where you will be having a look at various forts. Day 4 will be in Hassan while the 5th day of the tour will involve a visit to the ruined city of Hampi, which was once the capital of Vijaynagar Empire. The train will travel to Goa via Badami before returning to Bangalore.
Day 01 : Bangalore (Monday)
Upon your arrival at Bangalore Airport, you will be met by our Representative. Later we will transfer you the Hotel Taj West End, from where the journey will begin at 0300 hrs. A high tea will be organized for all the travelers who are going to experience the journey of Pride of South. The staff will give you the presentation of The Golden Chariot Train along with other important safety & securityconcerns. Evening visit the Chitrakala Parishad known as Art gallery. Enjoy the cultural program arranged for the welcome of all guests.
Report at Yeshwantpur Railway Station at 2000 hrsto begin with your luxury tour on the Golden Chariot. Receive a warm welcome at the stationin a classic and royal way.Board the train and get into your exclusive cabin surprisingly elegant to start your luxurious train tour.Lavish dinner will be served on board and depart for Mysore.
Day 02 : Mysore and Kabini (Tuesday)
Have lavish breakfast onboard in air conditioned coaches. On reaching Mysore, receive a royal welcome at the station and head out through road in your air conditioned coachtowards Kabini Jungle Lodge. Kabini/ Nagarhole National Park houses diverse flaura and fauna, scenic lake and extensively scattered jungle. The national park is enclosed within the area of 643 sqkm.Take a jungle safari through the jeep to Scrutinize the denizens of the National Park. Enjoy the evening at jungle resort followed by dinner and night halt.
Day 03 : Mysore (Wednesday)
Indulge in savory breakfast presented in splendid style at the resorts.Today, leave for Mysore by road to get into your luxurious coaches of the train. Mysore is a city with charm of Palaces and glittering monuments. Mysore city is also known for sandalwood products. Mysore is a place with enchanting beauty,board your train and have lunch, later you will be assisted with cars to travel through road and visit the Amba Vilas Mysore Palace, a grand mansion,
a royal building carved with wooden doors and paintings of princely times. Later, visit Srirangapatnam fort where Tipu Sultan launched his attack against Britishers. Fort is enclosed with mosque and temples. Thereafter, head out towards the tomb Of Sultan, Gumbaz which has marvel architecture and craftsmanship. TipuSulatn died here fighting with them.Drive to board back your train. Enjoy Dinner in the luxurious cabin and feels like fairytale come alive. Train proceeds to Hassan.
Day 04 : Hassan (Thursday)
Indulge in superior breakfast onboard. The train arrives at its next destination – Hassan. The town is a prominent center for Jain art, architecture, religion and culture.Detrain yourself and you will be transferred by road to explore the temple of LordGommateshwara- The world's largest monolithic stone statue of around 58 feet long is the most pilgrimage centre in Karnataka.A flight of 614 steps, finely chiseled into the granite of the mountain, leads to the summit.Palanquins are available by Golden Chariot for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the guests at no extra cost. Drive back to grand train and indulge in lunch onboard.Deboard the train to look through the next thowdestinatoin- Belur and Halebid,prominent Jain Pilgrimage Centers.
Chennakesava Temple is locayed in Belur, surrounded by Yagachi River.Halebidu which is close to Belur is a popular tourist destination in Karnataka. The Chennakesava temple has been conferred as a heritage site by UNESCO.Hoysaleshwara Temple in Halebidu is the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva with exquisite architecture. Explore the temple and seek blessings.Drive back to board your luxury train for delectable dinner and the train leaves for Hospet.
Day 05 : Hospet and Hampi (Friday)
Train enters Hospet. Experience breakfast onboard.Off-train excursion tours through air conditioned caches to the city-Hampi. You will be left spellbound on your visit to the place. The iconic ruins of palaces, aquatic structures, ancient market streets, treasury buildings and of lot more attracts thousands of visitors to the place.Hampi is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Wander around the place and visit VirupakshaTemple, Queens's Bath and Elephant Stables. Later, you will transferred back to your luxurious train to have tantalizing lunch in princely manner in your train. Relax and drive back to visit the traditionally local bazars of Hampi with budget restaurants and shops. Have a sightseeing of Vitalla Temple with incredible sculptures and Hampi Art Gallery. Drive back and Embark the Golden Chariot. Dine in your deluxe train while the train proceeds further to its next royal step.
Day 06 : Badami (Saturday)
Wake up in the city of marvel Hindu architecture as the train stops at Badami station.Get down your luxury train to visit the magnificent rock cut cave temples of Badami through bus. Overlook the caves of bygone era carved with mater skill and talent. Later drive back to Golden Chariot Train for your Luxurious lunch and for onward journey to Goa.Enjoy Dinner in the comfortable air conditioned cabins as the train travel further to the land of beaches, Goa.
Day 07 : Goa (Sunday)
Experience a leisurely morning onboard followed by savory breakfast. Train stops at Goa.Get down from your luxurious train to explore Goa – The land of beaches. Gauzy water, white sands and historical churches are the essentials of Goa.Travel through road the limelight places of Goa Cathedrals and Churches, visit the St. Augustine Church and explore the beauty of Portugese House. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the house surrounded by vibrant markets.Indulge in delectable lunch at the resorts and head out to stroll around the beachesprovided with organized Hi – Tea session. Thereafter, return back to Golden Chariot to relax. Train proceeds to Bangalore provided with grand dinner in the luxurious train.
Day 08 : Bangalore (Monday)
Enjoy your last refreshing meal onboard. Today, train stops at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Bangalore.Your luxury train tour concludes today. Deboard the train after receiving a warm farewell by the organisers.