Golden Chariot is a luxury train-based experience presented by KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation) and IRCTC. The Golden Chariot takes you on a fantastic journey to some of India’s premier wilderness and beach areas, along with major UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A well-curated five to seven days itinerary covers the most important tourist destination of the state. Travellers can enjoy the luxury on wheels chugging from Bangalore to Goa and back.
Guests experience the epitome of luxury and royal treatment on board. The Golden Chariot offers luxury from shifting the luggage from the hotel to the train, into the luxurious and beautiful cabins until the final departure of the guests. The train tour includes delicious food which includes a wide range of options to indulge in on board, luxury accommodation on the train and outdoor/sightseeing activity as per itinerary at destinations. The interiors of the restaurants Ruchi and Nalapa inside the train are inspired by the architecture of the Hoysala and Vijayanagara empires.
About the Train
The southern peninsula saw several dynasties with the patronage of the arts and crafts that have left an indelible mark. All this through various intricately carved temples and historical monuments to various other structures of marvellous architecture that narrate the stories of the glorious past.
The carriages are named based on the theme after the various dynasties that ruled Southern India especially Karnataka over centuries. Each carriage has four cabins with a mix of twin and double occupancy. A total of 13 double occupancy cabins and 30 twin occupancy cabins and 1 cabin for the specially-abled, all self-contained, are available for guests.
Ruchi and Nalapaka are the two restaurants serving scrumptious meals from across the world with a lavish platters from India. An exclusive bar Madira serves the choicest of spirits, wines and beers. Relax with traditional Spa therapies at the Arogya, the Spa and Fitness centre. For the adrenaline rush, the fitness centre has all the relevant modern workout machines to make sure you burn all the calories consumed on board.
Currently, three tours are offered by Golden Chariot
1. Pride of Karnataka (6 Nights / 7 Days):- The tour begins from Bangalore. Bengaluru – Bandipur – Mysore – Halebidu – Chikamgaluru – Hampi – Pattadakal & Aihole – Goa – Bengaluru
2. Jewels of South (6 Nights / 7 Days):- Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur and Chettinad – Cochin – Kumarakom –Bengaluru
3. Glimpses of Karnataka (3 Nights / 4 Days):- Bengaluru – Bandipur – Mysore – Hampi – Bengaluru
The given information is subject to change, however, the guest is requested to log on to Golden Chariot’s official website i.e. www.goldenchariot.org for more information about its route and itineraries.
The full-board price starts at Rs. 182930 for the ‘Glimpses of Karnataka’ (3N/4D) tour and goes up to Rs. 320130 for the ‘Pride of Karnataka with Goa’ (6N/7D) & ‘Jewels of South’ (6N/7D) itinerary for the deluxe cabin of the Golden Chariot. However, the guests can log in to the official website of the Golden Chariot for discounts and offers.
Contact: 91 – 8585931021