Golden Chariot, a luxurious train journey through South India
Named after the stone chariot at the Vitthala Temple in Hampi, the Golden Chariot unveils empires and treasures, unravels secrets and takes you to lost kingdoms, all in resplendent and luxurious surrounds. The epitome of travelling in style, this is the perfect way to explore Southern India.
This luxury train offers accommodation in 44 cabins spread over 11 coaches that are named after dynasties that ruled the region: Kadamba, Hoysala, Rashtrakuta, Ganga, Chalukya, Bahamani, Adil Shahi, Sangama, Satavahana, Yadukula and Vijayanagar. It also has two restaurants, a lounge bar, a conference room, gym and spa facilities.
This train offers the following two itineraries.
Pride of the South
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Route : Bangalore → Kabini/Bandipur → Mysore → Hassan → Hospet → Badami → Goa → Bangalore
The Golden Chariot offers an attractive sojourn across Karnataka, aptly christened as the Pride of the South. Commencing on Monday from Bangalore and concluding back in Bangalore, the following Monday, the Pride of the South tour offers to its visitors an 8 day itinerary of pure fun. Capture the essence of Karnataka through this journey and carry back fond memories to remember for long.
Splendor of the South
Duration : 8 Days / 7 Nights
Route : Bangalore → Chennai → Mamallapuram → Pondicherry → Tiruchirapalli & Thanjavur → Madurai → Kanyakumari → Thiruvananthapuram → Backwaters & Kochi / Allepey → Bangalore
Southern Splendor is another grand way of traversing across the colorful and culturally vibrant southern regions of India. Extensively traveling through the length and breadth of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, this luxury train offers 8-day sojourn to its guests. Come board this enchanting sojourn and relive the glory of India, yet another time.
Each Coach of the Golden Chariot has been named after the dynasties that ruled Karnataka – Kadamba, Hoysala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adhilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula and Vijayanagar.
- Fully air-conditioned cabins
- 26 twin beds
- 17 double bed cabins
- 1 cabin for the physically challenged
- Vanity / Writing desk
- Every cabin is equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD television, DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories.
Nala and Ruchi : These two restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights. Interiors inspired by the timeless aesthetics of Hampi and Halebid. 4-seater and 2-seater dining cabins with comfortable sofas and chairs.
Madira : Madira, the mythical drink of the gods, is the lounge bar aboard Golden Chariot. Pour yourself fine spirits as you unravel your soul, as you watch performances of local artisans. Celebrate the journey into timelessness as lilting music uplifts you. Relaxing and elegant seating at bar. Plush and royal interiors modeled after the Mysore Palace.
Conference Coach : Where modern day royalty does business. Golden Chariot Conference Coach can seat up to 30 people and gives you lessons in history and leaves with a vision for the future. Seating capacity of 25-30 guests. 42 inch LCD television. High-speed internet surfing area.
Nirvana : At the Ayurveda centre, Spa and gym on Golden Chariot, discover age old traditions and cures to modern day stress. Two massage rooms for an out of this world rejuvenation experience. For those who prefer a local flavour – Ayurveda massages are provided. Fully equipped gymnasium.