The Golden Chariot

Overview

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Reliving History through a sojourn of Luxury

Welcome aboard the Golden Chariot – South India’s one and only luxury train that brings to you a journey of eternal joy, worthy of royalty. The Golden chariot takes you through a fascinating journey into the era of Kinds, Queens, Dynasties and royal elegances. The Golden Chariot offers you a beautiful insight into the treasure trove of archeology, enchanting architecture, wildlife and culture in some of the heavenly destinations of South India.

Crafted for Royalty

Having been declared “Asia’s Leading Luxury Train” at the World Travel Awards 2013. The Golden Chariot train was commissioned in 2008 by Karnataka Tourism in association with Ministry of Railways, Government of India and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to provide the discerning rail travelers, an option to explore the history and culture of Karnataka in the luxurious comforts of a specially designed train.

Covering the entirety of the South of Karnataka, The Golden Chariot seeks to enthrall you in journey that spans through a vast majority of its incredible empires.

A JOURNEY TO SAVOR
EXPERIENCE THE FINEST THINGS IN LIFE

The Golden Chariot is brimming with royal amenities to suit your every need. Boasting 13 coaches designed to serve your every need and fully equipped with modern day amenities, the Golden Chariot offers luxury beyond your imagination!
The lounge bar of the Golden Chariot blends royalty with a truly magnificent ambience coupled with performances by talented artisans that make for an experience like no other.

FIT FOR ANY KING
A TOUCH OF ROYALTY EVERYWHERE

The Golden Chariot’s specialty restaurants are complemented by a sumptuous Indian and Continental cuisine that are a perfect fit for any Royal Palate. Enjoy a unique menu every day to fill your appetite.
With top of the line Spa Services, indulge in a relaxing experience that will seek to rid you of stress and fatigue. Discover the elixir of good life with traditional and age old massages.
Rejuvenate yourself with a workout to stay at the peak of your fitness even when on-the-go with world class gym facilities.

A TOUCH OF ROYALTY ALL THE WAY

The interiors of the saloon reflect the intricately carved Hoysala style of art & architecture of 12th century. The train features 11 guest carriages with 04 guest cabins in each with en-suite bathrooms. The guest cabins are a mix of 13 Double Bed Cabins, 30 Twin Bed Cabins and 1 Cabin for specially abled, where liveried Valets attend to each guest requirements. Each cabin contains a small wardrobe, vanity desk, LCD TV, electric sockets for recharging and a private washroom.

IMMERSED IN LUXURY

The Golden Chariot has two restaurant coaches (Dining Cars) named NALPAKA & RUCHI, with décor inspired by the grandeur of the Hampi & Halebidu temples. A wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delicacies from various parts of the world coupled with an array of Indian options are available in these dining cars. The lounge bar coach known as “Madira” is yet another royal glamour, it has plush and royal interiors, modeled after the early 20th century Mysuru Palace. The bar serves choicest wines, beers and spirits.

SPA AND GYM FOR ROYAL REJUVENATION
BUSINESS CENTRE TO KEEP YOU CONNECTED

Arogya, the Spa cum Health Club combines traditional Auyrvedic Spa therapies & modern workout machines for the guests to rejuvenate their mind, body & soul to get relieved from modem day fatigue & stress. A fully equipped gym to fulfill your fitness regime is at your disposal. Our well-equipped business center awaits the modern day traveler to attend to their business requirements anytime.

• Inclusive tariff
• All meals with mix of Indian and International cuisine
• Complimentary house wines, spirits and beers
• Sightseeing with entrance fee
• Services of experienced Tour Director
• Excursions in air conditioned buses
• Choice of optional excursions on additional payment
• Paramedic Onboard
• Round-the-clock Valet Service
• Ensuite Shower and WC
• Television and Infotainment system in all Cabins
• Electronics Safe in all Cabins
• Mix of Twin & Double Bed Cabins
• CCTV cameras, smoke alarms and 24X7 security

Itinerary

An Incredible Journey with a Memorable Experience

Itineraries on the Golden Chariot train are an eclectic mix of history, culture, nature and tradition of South India. The itineraries are paced to allow the travelers soak in the majestic landscape, visit important spots at each destination and relax onboard in the comforts of the train.

Pride of Karnataka

Pride of Karnataka

Bengaluru – Bandipur – Mysore – Halebidu – Chikamgaluru – Hampi – Badami – Goa – Bengaluru

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Jewels of South

Jewels of South

Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur & Chettinad – Cochin – Kumarakom – Bengaluru

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Glimpses of Karnataka

Glimpses of Karnataka

Bengaluru – Bandipur – Mysore – Hampi – Bengaluru

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Bengaluru

The city of Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, is a splendid neo-metro that lets measures of modernity and age old culture mingle in equal parts. While here, enthrall your senses with a traditional art exhibition and folk dance performance at the Chithrakala Parishad. Or check-in at Our Native Village for a quick overview of village life in India. Furthermore, get acquainted with just what’s in store for you, aboard The Golden Chariot.

Mysuru, the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar Maharajas, is home to a few opulent palaces and is a centre of sandalwood-carving, silk and incense production. A short coach trip from Mysore will take you to the capital of South India’s very own tiger, Tipu Sultan, at Srirangapatna. While here, visit his summer palace and Gumbaz. And revisit history as it was two centuries ago.

Mysuru, the erstwhile capital of the Wodeyar Maharajas, is home to a few opulent palaces and is a centre of sandalwood-carving, silk and incense production. A short coach trip from Mysore will take you to the capital of South India’s very own tiger, Tipu Sultan, at Srirangapatna. While here, visit his summer palace and Gumbaz. And revisit history as it was two centuries ago.

From Hassan, set deep in the Karnatakan countryside, the journey to Asia’s tallest monolith at Shravanabelagola is not long. Return to The Golden Chariot for your sumptuous lunch spread, for the glory of 10th century Hoysala architecture awaits you at Belur and Halebeedu in the afternoon. Take a trip around the temple courtyards of this World Heritage Site to appreciate the intricate workmanship of the sculptures, friezes and ornate pillars.

The splendours of the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara empire await you at Hampi, just 13kms away from Hospet. Magnificent temples and courtyards, peppered in between the ruins of what might have been resplendent palaces a few centuries ago, vie for your attention here. This, together with the boulder strewn sandscape and the Tungabhadra river gives Hampi a charm that is almost ethereal.

Wake up in the cradle of Hindu architecture at the ancient capital city of the Chalukya empire. A flight of steps will take you to the four ancient rock-cut caves, each replete with carved pillars, bracket figures and sculptures. Among them is the 18 armed Nataraja, striking 81 dance poses. A short distance away is Pattadakal, home to perhaps the earliest examples of Dravidian and Nagara architecture in the whole of India.

This well known beach paradise is famous for its carefree spirit and relaxed vibes. Savour the Portuguese history of this state on a walkabout through its magnificent churches and Portuguese homes. Or just relax, for the excellent sea food, casino and spa services set the right note.

Tariffs

Golden Chariot Fare for 2020-21 & 2021-22

Tariff per Person in INR (For Indian Nationals)
Occupancy Pride of Karnataka / Jewels of South
Glimpses of Karnataka
Deluxe Cabin 3,20,130 1,82,930
Single Supplement 2,40,100 1,37,200

Tariff Includes

Cost of travel and accommodation, catering, bottled mineral water (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner), conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches, entrance fee for monuments and palaces and cultural entertainment.

Tariff Excludes

Taxes, Liquor, laundry, video cameras & other items of personal nature.

Christmas & New Year, Signature Journey Supplement Charges

  • There will be supplement charge of USD 400 per pax travelling during the tour falling on New Year Eve and Christmas, which shall be commissionable.
  • The supplement charge will be applicable for child between 05-12 years also.
  • Supplement charges may be applicable for certain signature journeys as announced from time to time.

Child Policy

Golden Chariot does accommodate children but we ask parents to be mindful of the sophisticated adult atmosphere we endeavor to maintain.

  • Children below 5 years shall be allowed free, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • Single child (5 years - 12 years) - 50% of the adult fare, subject to sharing of double bed with parents. This is subject to availability of double bed at the time of booking.
  • All applicable taxes will be charged extra.

Booking Policy

In case of FITs:

  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 90 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 10% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Next 15% (i.e. cumulative 25%) of published price 90 days prior to departure.
  • Balance payment 60 days prior to departure.
  • Naming list needs to be submitted 45 days prior to departure for the purpose of insurance, off board services, cabin allotment etc.

Cancellation Policy

In case of FITs:

  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 40% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 45-59 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 44 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:

  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 120 days prior to departure.
  • 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 90-119 days prior to departure.
  • 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 60-89 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 29 days prior to departure.

No Show / En Route Termination of Tour / Amendment

No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.

En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.

Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

Train Schedule

Pride of Karnataka - 6 Nights / 7 Days
MonthSunday
March 202022, 29
April 202012
October 202004
November 202001, 22
December 202013
January 202103, 24
February 202114
March 202114
October 202103, 31
November 202121
December 202112
January 202202, 23
February 202213
March 202213
Jewels of South - 6 Nights / 7 Days
MonthMonday
March 202016
October 202011
November 202008, 29
December 202020
January 202110, 31
February 202121
March 202121
October 202124
December 202105, 26
November 202114
January 202216
February 202206
March 202206, 20
Glimpses of Karnataka - 3 Nights / 4 Days
MonthSunday
October 202018
November 202015
December 202006, 27
January 202117
February 202107, 28
March 202128
October 202117
November 202107, 28
December 202119
January 202209, 30
February 202220

Offers

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  1. 01 Night stay in Bengaluru at 5 Star hotel with buffet breakfast
  2. Airport Pick Up
  3. Bengaluru Guided Sightseeing Tour
  4. Both Ways Railway Station Transfer
  5. All Transfers & Sightseeing in Air Conditioned Luxury Vehicle
  6. Certificate of Travel in The Golden Chariot
  7. Travel Gift Voucher worth USD 100 per Person
  8. A bottle of Champagne per cabin upon arrival
  9. Souvenirs from the Company
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Package Starting @  US$ 2,400 per Person

10% Off on All Golden Chariot Journeys

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  • This offer cannot be clubbed with any other offers
  • This offer is on first-come first-serve basis & subject to availability of cabins

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