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Luxury Train: Golden Chariot: The Pride of The South

Welcome to India, Asia!

ROUTE: Bangalore, Mysore, Bandipur, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Goa, Bangalore

DURATION: 8 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to historical sites/monuments
  • Overnight The Golden Chariot (The Pride of the South) – Luxury Train
  • Bangalore visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery / Cultural Show
  • Safari, game drive and viewing Rajiv Gandhi National Park
  • Jungle / Boat Safari
  • Sightseeing Mysore
  • Sightseeing to Shravanabelagola
  • Belur and Halebid sightseeing
  • Hampi sightseeing: Virupaksha Temple, Queens’s Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts bazaar
  • Sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal
  • Visit the famous churches of old Goa and stop at Beach Resort
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Train: The Golden Chariot (The Pride of the South) – Luxury Train
DELUXE:
  • Train: The Golden Chariot (The Pride of the South) – Luxury Train
LUXURY:
  • Train: The Golden Chariot (The Pride of the South) – Luxury Train

Included:,

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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LocationIndia, Asia
Duration8 Days
1

Day 1 Bangalore

Upon arrival, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Activities:

  • The capital of Karnataka is known as the Garden City because of its salubrious climate and greenery.
  • 15:00 – 16:00: Check-in at the Taj-Westend.
  • 16:00 – 17:00: High Tea at Banquet Hall.
  • 17:00 – 1:730: Presentation on Golden Chariot Do’s & Don’ts, safety & security.
  • 17:30 – 18:30: Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery.
  • 18:30 – 19:30: Cultural Show.
  • 20:00: Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No.6 o a traditional indian welcome.
  • Dinner on board Golden Chariot.
  • 21:00: Depart to Mysore

Overnight: Train – (L, D)

2

Day 2 Mysore - Kabini - Bandipur

Activities:

  • Kabini: A World of Wildlife. Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole (Kabini), the hunting retreat of the Mysore Maharajas, is definitely the perfect destination for wildlife lovers in South India. The excitement starts with a safari into the heart of the park, where you are sure to spot wild animals in their natural habitat. Some of the popular sightings are elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, wild boar and the more exclusive predators like tiger and leopard. A bird watcher’s paradise, the park is home to over 300 species of birds, many of which are endemic to these jungles.
  • 10:00: Depart for Kabini / Bandipur after breakfast.
  • 13:00: Reach Jungle Lodge; Lunch at the Jungle Lodge.
  • Post Lunch: Jungle / Boat Safari.
  • Return in the evening for wildlife film.
  • Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodge.

Overnight: Train – (B, L, D)

3

Day 3 Mysore

Activities:

  • Mysore: A World of Royalty. Mysore has been always associated with the royal families and their patronage, be it the Wodeyars or the Sultans. Mysore is a city known for its resplendent palaces and majestic buildings. A visit to the city conjures up visions of the glory, still evident of the illustrious Wodeyar Kings. This former state capital still retains its tradition in music and dance, art and literature and its time-honoured crafts.A 141 kms from Bangalore, the city enchants you with its quaint charm, verdant gardens, tree lined boulevards and its sacred temples.
  • 08:30: Breakfast and Depart for Mysore.
  • 11:30: Back onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • 13:00: Lunch on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 15:00: Mysore sightseeing: Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam.
  • 19:00: Reach the Lalitha Mahal Palace for cultural show.
  • 22:00: Back onboard The Golden Chariot.

Overnight: Train – (B, L, D)

4

Day 4 Hassan

Activities:

  • Belur & Halebid : A World of Worship. Belur in Hassan district 220 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakesava Temple here is the major attraction, built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate his victory over the Cholas. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures with no portion left blank. It is the only Hoysala Temple still in active worship.
  • 06:00: Depart from Mysore to Hassan.
  • 08:15: Arrive at Hassan.
  • 09:00: 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 experience can stay back onboard The Golden Chariot. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost).
  • 13:00: Lunch on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 15:00: Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing.
  • 19:15: Back onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • Depart to Hospet 19:45: Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Overnight: Train – (B, L, D)

5

Day 5 Hospet

Activities:

  • Hampi: A World Heritage Site. If dreams were made out of stone, it would be Hampi. Hampi has been classified as a World Heritage Center and is one of the major tourist destinations in India.
  • 06:00: Arrival at Hospet.
  • 08:30: After breakfast depart for Hampi sightseeing: Virupaksha Temple. Queens’s Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts bazaar.
  • 13:00: Return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch.
  • 15:00: Depart for sightseeing: Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple. Illuminated Vittala Temple.
  • 20:00: Back onboard The Golden Chariot. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.

Overnight: Train – (B, L, D)

6

Day 6 Badami

Activities:

  • Badami: A World Heritage Site. Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. The exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. The first sculptural embellishment to dazzle the eye is the 18 armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses.
  • 05:00: Depart from Hospet to Badami.
  • 08:30: Arrival at Badami.
  • 09:00: Depart after breakfast for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal.
  • 13:30: Return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch.
  • 14:00: Depart for Goa. Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard. The Golden Chariot: Spa, Gym Dinner onboard.
  • The Golden Chariot Reach Goa post midnight.

Overnight: Train – (B, L, D)

7

Day 7 Goa

Activities:

  • Badami: A World Heritage Site. Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. The exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. The first sculptural embellishment to dazzle the eye is the 18 armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses.
  • 08:00-09:30: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • 10:00: Depart for sightseeing.
  • 11:00: Visit the famous churches of old Goa.
  • 12:15: Visit an old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for Tea/Coffee and cookies and shopping at the emporium.
  • 14:00: Reach Majorda Beach Resort for Lunch.
  • 15:00: An ayurvedic massage, a visit to the casino, a dip in the pool / beach etc (ayurvedic massage and casino charges extra as applicable).
  • 16:00: Depart from the resort.
  • 19:15: Return to The Golden Chariot. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • 21:00: Depart for Bangalore.

Overnight: Train – (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 Bangalore

Activities:

  • Goa: A World of Golden Beaches Also known as “Pearl of the Orient” and a “Tourist Paradise”, the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan.
  • 08:00-09:30: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • 11:00: Reach Yeswanthpur railway station, farewell by the entire crew.- (B)

Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
We can personalize this tour just for you! Call: 416-690-6996 or complete form in: CUSTOM-CRAFTED tab on this page.

Location Name: India, Asia
Area (SQ KM): 3,287,263
Population: 1,251,695,584
Capital: New Delhi
Language(s): Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Kannada, Assamese, Sanskrit, Sindhi (all official); Hindi/Urdu; 1,600+ dialects
Religion: Hindu, Islam, Christian, Sikh
Currency: Indian rupee – INR
Time Zone: GMT +5.5
Electricity: 230 V
Phone Country Code to Call (India, Asia): 91


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