To witness the natural and architectural treasure troves of south India, one of the most exciting and luxurious alternative is to travel on board Golden Chariot train. Golden Chariot is a joint venture between Karnataka State Tourism and Development Corporation (KSTDC) and the Indian Railways Catering Tourism Corporation ( IRCTC ) . The Golden Chariot Train derives its name from the famous stone in Hampi.
The only luxury train in India offering tours to South India - the Golden Chariot is an award winning luxury train offering 3 itineraries across some of the most prominent destinations in South India. This Indian luxury train comes equipped with state of the art amenities to offer unique travel experiences in India .
The Golden Chariot Train rolls out from Bangalore ( Bengalure Railway Station ) and also return back. The Luxury Golden Chariot offer a gracious hospitality and impeccable service along with a host of cultural interactions translating into unique guest experiences will leave you enthralled and spell bound as you come across the mesmerizing sights and sounds of India's most vibrant region during your Golden Chariot train tour. Rediscover the charm of elegant traveling as you hop aboard the Golden Chariot to discover many worlds rolled together into three luxury train journeys.
The southern region of India is known as one of the ancient cradles of civilization where several dynasties flourished. Dravidian heritage for which this region is renowned across the globe saw patrons of art and culture building and developing spectacular sights and monuments. Hampi, Halebidu, Mysore, Cochin and many more cultural movements saw the erection of some spectacular manmade edifices. There is so much to be seen, witnessed and experienced in South India which may leave even the fussiest of travelers breathless. Itineraries of the Golden Chariot train are meticulously designed to offer whirlwind tour across prominent destinations in India to let you capture the true essence of traveling - to uncover the spirit inherent in the land and people.
The Golden Chariot offers 3 itineraries – Pride of Karnataka, Jewels of South, and Glimpses of Karnataka that span over the duration of 4 to 7 days. Designed to showcase the diversity of the South Indian states in shortest feasible time to those who prefer to travel in exclusivity and luxury, the itineraries of this Indian luxury train include a dash of heritage, wildlife, nature, and modernity to paint the mesmerizing picture of a region blessed with wonders both manmade and natural.
All three luxury train tours start in Bangalore on Sunday and allow you to explore the various attractions of South India from the comfort of the Golden Chariot Train. A jungle safari at Bandipur National Park or Kathakali dance show at Cochin and sailing on the Kerala backwater; you can enjoy it all through Golden Chariot Journey. The luxury train allows a completely soothing journey with the cutting-edge interior design while you witness the majestic Dravidian art and culture at Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram, Hampi, and other places in South India.
Coaches of this deluxe train are suffused with quaint charm evident in the rich furnishings and antique furniture which is inspired from the cultural ethos of erstwhile south Indian dynasties. To maintain the royal élan of the train journey, all the coaches have been named after erstwhile princely states of the south namely Kadamba, Hoyasala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula and Vijayanagar.
There are a total of 30 twin bed cabins, 13 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for the physically challenged. All the cabins of Golden Chariot are outfitted with facilities like LCD television, air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet and a private bathroom to provide cozy comforts to the guests. Other facilities and services provided on board include two ornately designed restaurants, lounge bar, business center, gymnasium and a wellness spa. An array of gourmet delicacies are tastefully served in the lavish premises of the two in-house restaurants whose motifs characterize a mythical character and a Sanskrit word called Nala and Ruchi respectively. There is a lounge bar called 'Madira' where guests can unwind and interact with fellow travelers over a glass of wine.
This is not the end of the road for the Golden Chariot facilities. Guests can also partake in few recreational amenities housed within this luxury tourist train. A fully equipped gymnasium and an Ayurvedic spa 'Nirvana' allows guests to tab on their fitness routine even while vacationing. There is a business center for those guests who cannot make out time for holidays out of their hectic business schedule Itineraries on the Golden Chariot train are an eclectic mix of history, culture, nature and tradition of South India. The itineraries are paced to allow the travelers soak in the majestic landscape, visit important spots at each destination and relax onboard in the comforts of the train.
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Golden in deed and word-a cabin specially designed for the physically challenged proves that Golden Chariot is one of the finest and most luxurious travel products of south of India. Taking you through three pulsating states of Karnataka, Kerala and Goa, gear up for the most exotic travel you have ever accomplished. The imperial hospitality and ultimate luxury will take your breath away. With green symphony of nature accompanying you every where it is the huge diversity of sight seeing that makes your experiences so cherishable. Historical and Heritage Sites, Palaces, Wildlife , Beaches, shopping, entertainment and breath taking landscape are just to name a few.Read More