The Golden Chariot - Named on the world heritage site i.e. stone chariot of Hampi in Southern India. The Golden Chariot built on Mysore and intricately carved Hosalya Temple architecture. Train is equipped with comforts one could imagine. It has an inter-continental and local cuisines (Nalapaka and Ruchi), a lounge bar, a world class spa & gym and 19 specially-designed coaches. Journey on the Golden Chariot let you travel back in time and it is a wonderful mix of heritage and culture, and traversing across the colourful and culturally vibrant southern regions of India. Explore the City of Palaces Mysore. The wildlife reserve at Kabini. Magnificent World Heritage Sites of Hassan and Hospet. Wander the beaches of Goa. Mysore, Kabini, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Goa.
Day 1 : Bangalore (Monday). 1600 Hrs : Self report and Registration at Taj West End. 1630 Hrs : Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj. 1730 Hrs : Hi-Tea. 1800 Hrs : Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour. 1830 Hrs : Cultural dance. 1900 Hrs : Depart to Yeshwanthpur Railway Station to board The Golden Chariot. 2015 Hrs : Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot. 2100 Hrs : Train departs to Mysore.|
Day 2 : Mysore & Kabini (Tuesday). 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board. 1000 Hrs : Visit the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace. 1130 Hrs : Depart for Kabini in coach. 1330 Hrs : Reach Kabini jungle lodges resort. 1400 Hrs : Lunch at the resort. 1530 Hrs : Tea / Coffee. 1600 Hrs : Jungle Safari. 1940 Hrs : Screening of wildlife film. 2030 Hrs : Dinner and stay overnight at jungle lodges resort.|
Day 3 : Kabini & Mysore (Wednesday). 0530 Hrs : Wake up Call. 0630 Hrs : Boat ride for bird safari on Kabini river. 0800 Hrs : Breakfast at the Jungle Lodges Resort. 0930 Hrs : Depart for Mysore in coach. 1130 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot. 1300 Hrs : Lunch on board. 1500 Hrs : Srirangapatanam sightseeing - Dariya Daulat, Tipu mausoleum and drive through the fort. 1800 Hrs : Shopping at CIE. 1900 Hrs : Cultural dance and dinner at partner hotel. 2200 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot.|
Day 4 : Hassan (Thursday). 0500 Hrs : Depart from Mysore to Hassan. 0730 Hrs : Breakfast on board. 0900 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola. (Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to climb can stay back on board The Golden Chariot) 1300 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch. 1500 Hrs : Depart for Belur and Halebidu to visit the magnificent temple complexes. 1915 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot. 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board and depart to Hospet by 2040 Hrs.|
Day 5 : Hosapet & Hampi (Friday). 0600 Hrs : Arrive at Hosapet. 0700 Hrs : Breakfast on board. 0830 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing to Hampi: Hema kuta hill, Virupaksha temple, Queens Bath, Elephant. stables, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple. 1300 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch. 1530 Hrs : Visit to the Vijaya Vittala temple complex and the marvel stone chariot. 1630 Hrs : Site visit of the famous Vijaya Vittala Temple complex. 1900 Hrs : Back at the Hosapet railway station. 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot.|
Day 6 : Badami (Saturday). 0400 Hrs : Depart from Hosapet to Badami 0730 Hrs : Breakfast on board 0830 Hrs : Arrive at Badami 0900 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing: Pattadakkal and Badami cave temples 1320 Hrs : Return to The Golden Chariot 1330 Hrs : Lunch on board and depart for Goa Free time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board - Spa, Gym, Movies, etc 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Reach Goa past midnight|
Day 7 : Goa (Sunday). 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot 1000 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing 1100 Hrs : Visit the famous churches of old Goa 1215 Hrs : Visit old Portuguese house now an emporium for shopping and refreshments 1400 Hrs : Lunch at the luxury resort in Goa followed by beach stroll and Hi-Tea 1600 Hrs : Depart from the resort 1800 Hrs : Return to Vasco railway station and board The Golden Chariot 1910 Hrs : Depart for Bangalore 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot.|
Day 8 : Bangalore (Monday). 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot 1130 Hrs : Reach Yeshwanthpur Railway Station and Farewell by the entire crew
Note : Itenary, Destination & Scheduled time are liable to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot / Travel / all meals / conducted sightseeing tours / entrance fees at monuments / parks / palaces and cultural programs.
Room Service, Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, spa, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.
Note : All bookings are subject to availability. Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years, 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year. GST 5% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms. Tariff is subject to change without notice.