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The Golden Chariot - Pride of the south tour


Bounded by the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, the Deccan Region of India is home to plentiful flora and fauna and also an exotic cultural heritage that people from all over the world come to treat their eyes to. The Jewels of the Deccan, spanning 8 days and 7 nights, begins from Mumbai and takes you on a whirlwind tour across popular destinations in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Read the itinerary given below for your kind perusal.


  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Aihole, Badami, Hampi and Pattadakal.
  • Experience the culinary delights of the Nizams of Hyderabad.
  • Walk through the bustling bazaars of Hyderabad and pick up souvenirs.
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The capital of Karnataka is known as Garden City because of its salubrious climate and greenery. Today Bengaluru has become the centre of India's booming IT industry. NOTE: Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Leela Palace check-in and Bengaluru sightseeing.

From 11 a.m. onwards, check in at our Native Village ( & head for lunch and a revitalising tour through this herbalist and eco-friendly village resort. Later in the evening, return back to the station and embark on your journey towards the city of Mysore.


Visit Bandipur, one of the best game sanctuaries in India, to observe and photograph wildlife in close proximity. A World of Wildlife – 10 a.m. (Departure). Reach Kabini by 1 p.m. A perfect destination for wildlife lovers and a bird watcher's paradise. The park is home to over 300 species of birds, many of which are endemic to these jungles.

**ALTERNATE ITINERARY** • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, • Mysore Zoo, • Lunch on board, • Brindavan Gardens

NOTE: Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for the Kabini / Bandipur tour •A minimum of 5 passengers is required for the alternate itinerary.

Day 3: WEDNESDAY: MYSORE – 08:30 p.m. (Departure)

Breakfast and lunch are on board today. Depart for Mysore, a city known for its resplendent palaces and majestic buildings. Visit Mysore palace and Srirangapatna- the island fortress of the legendary warrior king Tipu Sultan. Cultural show and dinner at Lalitha Mahal Palace.

Day 4: THURSDAY: HASSAN – 06:15 a.m. (Departure)

Arrive by 8:15 a.m. in Hassan. Embark on a tour of the districts of Belur and Halebid. Belur is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakesava Temple is the major attraction over here.
Halebid is another district having one of the finest Hoysala temples being preserved till yet. Back onboard by 7:45 p.m. for dinner and departure.

Day 5: FRIDAY: HOSPET (HAMPI) – 06: 00 a.m.

If dreams were made out of stone, it would be Hampi. Hampi has been classified as a World Heritage Centre and is one of the major tourist destinations in India.

The splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city tell a tale of man's infinite talent and power of creativity, together with his capacity for senseless destruction. Back onboard by 8 p.m. to the train for overnight travel and dinner.

Day 6: SATURDAY: BADAMI AND PATTADAKAL – 5 a.m. (Departure)

Badami: A World Heritage Site – Arrival at 8 a.m. 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.

Pattadakal, with its beautifully chiselled temples, is a World Heritage Site located on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Depart for Goa.

Day 7: SUNDAY: GOA – 09:30 a.m. (Departure)

Also known as the "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", Goa's state is considered the world of Golden Beaches. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers worldwide. Besides the natural beauty, the warm and friendly nature of the Goan people makes it a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 8: MONDAY: BENGALURU – 11 a.m. (Departure)

Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot – Pride of The South. Reach Yeshwantpur railway station, bid farewell by the entire crew for Bengaluru.