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Home > India Tour Packages >The Golden Chariot – Pride of the South
The Golden Chariot – Pride of the South
Duration : 07 Nights & 08 Days
Destinations : Bangalore – Mysore – Hassan – Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bangalore

Day 01 (Monday) : Bangalore
Your unforgettable journey on the Golden Chariot train of India starts at 1500 hrs from the Taj West End fromBangalore the capital city of the state of Karnataka. Later enjoy nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj. Thereafter witness the presentation and orientation on The Golden Chariot train and enjoy cultural dance held for the guests. Later visit the Iskcon temple and experience a traditional welcome at Yeshwantpur Railway Station where you will board your luxury train, The Golden Chariot. Lavish dinner will be served on board and depart for Mysore.

Day 02 (Tuesday) : Mysore / Kabini

Today morning have your lavish breakfast in train and later depart for Kabini by your air conditioned coach. On arrival at Kabini, transfer to your pre-booked jungle resort. Later after having your lunch in resort, enjoy jungle safari into the wildlife sanctuary. For wild life lovers Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole (Kabini) is absolutely the ideal destination in South India. Today while doing the Jungle safari excitement starts when you spot wild animals in their natural habitat. Asiatic elephant is the main specialty of Nagarhole with surprising profusion of wildlife. Later return in the evening for wildlife film and have your dinner followed by camp fire. Overnight stay is at Jungle Lodges Resort.

Day 03 (Wednesday) : Mysore
Today morning after breakfast depart for Mysore. On arrival at Mysore, board your luxury train and have your lunch. Later proceed for Mysore sightseeing which includes visit to the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace which is a blend of Indo-Saracenic, Mogul and Hindu architecture styles. The original wooden palace was destroyed in a fire in 1897 during a marriage ceremony. Henry Erwin, a British architect, designed the new palace and handed it over to the king in 1911-12, at a cost of Rs. 4.2 million. It is the official residence of the Wodeyars, the former royal family of Mysore, which ruled the princely state of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. Also visit Srirangapatnam where the legendary warrior Tippu Sultan built his island fortress and Summer Palace. Inside the fortress is Tipu's mosque with its twin minarets, the Wellesley Bridge and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned. Later enjoy the cultural show followed by dinner at Lalitha Mahal Palace and thereafter return to your your luxurious Golden Chariot Train where you will depart for next royal stop, Hassan.

Day 04 (Thursday) : Hassan
Today morning arrive at Hassan and after relaxing for some time depart for sightseeing  of Shravanabelagola which is home to Asia’s largest monolithic statue. Specially erected pots of curd, milk, honey, vermilion, coconut water, turmeric paste, and even gold and precious jewels over the statue’s head. Please note that here you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this journey are advised to do so. Guests who are unwilling to experience can stay back on board The Golden Chariot. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the guests at no extra cost. Later return to The Golden Chariot and have your lavish lunch on board. After some relaxation depart for Belur and Halebid sightseeing. Belur is home to the Chennakesava Temple, situated on the banks of the Yagachi River. It basks in the glory of one of the greatest monuments of medieval art in India. Also Halebid is worldwide famous for its outstanding architecture of Indian temple. In Halebid, Hoysaleshwara Temple is dedicated to Hindu god Shiva has its entire surface covered with a succession of friezes running its entire length, featuring elephants, lions, horsemen, and an incredible display of celestial beasts and birds. Later after sightseeing return to your Luxury India train the Golden Chariot to depart for Hospet. Dinner will be served on board.

Day 05 (Friday) : Hospet

Today morning arrive at Hospet and after having breakfast on board depart for Hampi sightseeing which includes the World Heritage site consisting of the ruins of the medieval city of Vijayanagara, former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Visit Virupaksha Temple, Queens's Bath, Elephant Stables and enjoy shopping at Local crafts bazaar. Later after the charming visit to Hampi return back to your train. Have your lavish lunch on board and after some relaxation again proceed for the remaining sightseeing places. Visit royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple and Illuminated Vittala Temple. After sightseeing return to your Luxury train to depart for your next royal step. Dinner will be served on board.

Day 06 (Saturday) : Badami
Today morning arrive at Badami, a world heritage site and after having your lavish breakfast on board proceed for the sightseeing which includes visit to Badami Caves and Pattadakal. Later after sightseeing return back to your one of the Luxurious train of India, The Golden Chariot. Have your lavish lunch on board and depart for Goa.

Day 07 (Sunday) : Goa

Today morning arrive at Goa and have your lavish breakfast on board. Later depart for Goa sightseeing which includes visit to the famous churches of old Goa and old Portuguese house, Sola Souto Maior for tea/coffee and cookies and shopping at the emporium. The Goan beaches are the best place to relax. Thereafter proceed towards Majorda Beach Resort where you will have your lunch and an option for an Ayurvedic massage and visit to the casino (charges extra as applicable). Later in evening depart from the resort and return to your luxury train, The Golden Chariot. Dinner will be served on board and depart for Bangalore.

Day 08 (Monday) : Bangalore

Here your most unforgettable Golden Chariot, luxury train of India journey which will be the part of your dreams in future ends today. Morning have your last and lavish breakfast on board and de-board the Train at Yeshwantpur Railway Station from where you will be transferred to Bangalore airport to board the flight back home or onward journey.