Luxury Train Tours
The Golden Chariot
Welcome aboard a fascinating journey through the many worlds of Karnataka. Embark on a luxurious voyage of discovery through the Cradle of Stone Architecture. Wildlife and Golden Beaches. It’s 7 Nights / 8 Days colorful journey begins every Monday from Bangalore and traverses through Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace; the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) and continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur-the 11th century cradle of Hoysala architecture and a world heritage sites.
(Bengaluru – Kabini / Bandipur – Mysore – Hassan – Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bengaluru)
Each Coach of the Golden Chariot is named after dynasties that ruled Karnataka. These are the Kadamba, Hoysala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adhilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula and Vijayanagar dynasties.
Day 1 :
MONDAY :: BENGALURU – 12 NOON
The capital of Karnataka is known as the Garden City because of its salubrious climate and greenery.Today Bengaluru has become the the center of India’s booming IT industry.
NOTE: Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Leela Palace check-in and Bengaluru sight seeing
From 11 A.M. onwards, Check in at Our Native Village (www.ournativevillage.com) & head for lunch and a revitalising tour through this herbalist and eco-friendly village resort. Later in the eveing,return back to the station and embark your journey towards the city of Mysore.
Day 2 :
TUESDAY :: BANDIPUR/ KABINI / MYSORE – 10 A.M.
Visit to 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** • Raganatittu Bird Sanctuary, • Mysore Zoo, • Lunch on board, • Brindavan Gardens
NOTE : Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Kabini / Bandipur tour •A minimum of 5 passengers required for Alternate Itinerary.
Day 3 :
WEDNESDAY :: MYSORE – 08:30 P.M.(Departure)
Breakfast and Lunch on board today.Depart for Mysore a city known for its resplendant palaces and majestic buildings.
Visit to 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 Center and is one of the major tourist destinations in India.
The splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city tells 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 an 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 chiseled 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 “Pearl of the Orient” and a “Tourist Paradise”, the state of Goa is the considered to be the world of Golden Beaches.
The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favorite with travelers around the world.
Besides the natural beauty, it is the warm and friendly nature nature of the Goan people that makes it a truly unforgettable experience
Day 8 :
MONDAY :: BENGALURU – 11 A.M. (Departure)
Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot – Pride of The South.
Reach Yeswanthpur railway station, bid farewell by the entire crew for Bengaluru.