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Day 1 : Bangalore. 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. 1930 Hrs : Depart to Yeshwantpur railway station. 2015 Hrs : Traditional Welcome at Yeshwantpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot. 2245 Hrs : Train departs to Chennai.|
Day 2 : Chennai - Mamallapuram. 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. 0945 Hrs : Arrive at Chennai Egmore railway station. 1000 Hrs : Depart to Mahabalipuram by coach. 1130 Hrs : Visit the famous St. Thome Church. 1300 Hrs : Lunch at luxury resort in Mahabalipuram. 1430 Hrs : Sightseeing of Krishna’s butter ball, Monolithic Ganesha temple, Arjuna’s penance area, Five Ratha’s temple and Shiva Shore Temple. 1730 Hrs : Drive to Pondicherry railway station by coach. 1930 Hrs : Arrive at Pondicherry to board The Golden Chariot and refresh. 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Train stable at Pondicherry railway station.|
Day 3 : Pondicherry. 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. 1000 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing of Auroville - Ashram and Matri mandir. 1300 Hrs : Lunch at a luxury partner hotel in Pondicherry. 1430 Hrs : Return to the station to board The Golden Chariot and rest for while. 1630 Hrs : A visit to the Aurobindo ashram in the French town, Ganesha temple, shopping and stroll on the pristine Promenade beach. 1830 Hrs : Return to the Pondicherry railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh. 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board. 2245 Hrs : Depart to Thanjavur.|
Day 4 : Thanjavur - Trichy. 0730 Hrs : Arrive at Thanjavur railway station. 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. 1000 Hrs : Visit to Brihadeeswarar Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 1130 Hrs : Visit to the famous Serfoji Museum. 0015 Hrs : Shopping at CIE. 1330 Hrs : Lunch at a riverside luxury resort. 1500 Hrs : Drive to Trichy by coach. 1700 Hrs : Visit Sri Rangam temple in Trichy – India’s largest temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu. 1900 Hrs : Return to Trichy railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh. 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board. 0200 Hrs : Depart to Madurai.|
Day 5 : Madurai. 0515 Hrs : Arrive at Madurai railway station. 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. 1000 Hrs : Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple. 1300 Hrs : Lunch on board The Golden Chariot. 1800 Hrs : Visit the Tirumalai Nayakar palace for sound & light show. 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. 2230 Hrs : Depart to Nagercoil.|
Day 6 : Kanyakumari. 0400 Hrs : Arrive at Nagercoil Railway Station. 0515 Hrs : Depart to Kanyakumari by coach. 0730 Hrs : Return back to The Golden Chariot for breakfast after viewing sunrise. 0930 Hrs : Depart to visit the Padmanabhapura wooden palace. 1300 Hrs : Return back to The Golden Chariot for lunch on board. 1400 Hrs : Depart to Kochuveli. 1600 Hrs : Arrive at Kochuveli Railway Station. 1630 Hrs : Drive to Kovalam beach by coach to view sunset and stroll by the beach (Tea/Coffee, biscuits served by the beach). 1930 Hrs : Cultural performance followed by dinner at a 5 star luxury resort, Kovalam. 2200 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot.|
Day 7 : Alappuzha - Kochi 0430 Hrs : Depart to Alleppey. 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. 0930 Hrs : Arrive at Alleppey railway station. 1000 Hrs : Depart for Houseboat cruise on the Vembanad backwaters with Lunch on houseboat. 1500 Hrs : Depart to Kochi by road. 1600 Hrs : Visit the Chinese Fishing nets and a walk around the Jew town for shopping. 1830 Hrs : Return to Ernakulam railway station to board The Golden Chariot. 1910 Hrs : Depart to Bangalore. 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot.|
Day 8 : Bangalore (Return). 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot. 1100 Hrs : Arrive at Yeshwantpur 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.
Bangalore: A World of Opportunity. Mamallapuram & Chennai. Pondicherry. Tiruchirapalli & Thanjavur. Madurai. Kanyakumari / Thiruvananthapuram. Backwaters & Kochi / Allepey.
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.