The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South Train Tour starts on every Monday of the week from Bangalore and ends in Bangalore on every Monday morning respectively.
The land once ridden by formidable armies is now traversed by the world's most unique railway - The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South beckons you to discover worlds that are enriched with history and culture. Recline and relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty. We present The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South - a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow in a magical land... that is Karnataka.
Day 1 - Bangalore
15:00 hrs Self report and Registration at Taj West End 16:00 hrs Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj 17:00 hrs Hi-Tea 17:30 hrs Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour 18:00 hrs Cultural dance 18:45 hrs Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness) 20:15 hrs Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot 21:00 hrs Train departs to Mysore
Day 2 - Mysore/ Kabini
08:00 hrs Breakfast on board 10:00 hrs Visit the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace 11:15 hrs Depart for Kabini in coach 13:15 hrs Reach Kabini jungle lodges resort Lunch at the resort 15:45 hrs Jungle safari 19:40 hrs Screening of wildlife film 20:00 hrs Dinner followed by camp fire and stay overnight at jungle lodges resort
Day 3 - Kabini & Mysore
06:30 hrs Boat ride for bird safari on Kabini river 08:00 hrs Breakfast at the jungle lodges resort 09:30 hrs Depart for Mysore in coach 11:30 hrs Back on board The Golden Chariot 13:00 hrs Lunch on board 15:30 hrs Srirangapatnam sightseeing – Dariya Daulat, Tipu mausoleum and drive through the fort 18:00 hrs Shopping at CIE 19:00 hrs Cultural dance and dinner at 5 star palace hotel 22:00 hrs Back on board The Golden Chariot
Day 4 - Hassan (Thursday)
05:00 hrs Depart from Mysore to Hassan 07:30 hrs Breakfast on board 09:00 hrs Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola (Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to climb can stay back on board The Golden Chariot) 13:00 hrs Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch 14:45 hrs Depart for Belur and Halebidu to visit the magnificent temple complexes 19:15 hrs Back on board The Golden Chariot 20:00 hrs Dinner on board and depart to Hospet by 2040 hrs
Day 5 - Hospet & Hampi
06:00 hrs Arrive at Hospet 07:00 hrs Breakfast on board 08:30 hrs Depart for sightseeing to Hampi- World Heritage site: Hemakuta Hill, Virupaksha temple, Queens Bath, Elephant stables, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple 13:00 hrs Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch 15:30 hrs Visit to the Vijaya Vittala temple complex and the marvel stone chariot 17:00 hrs Sit out by the banks of the Tungabhadra River for sunset view 18:00 hrs Depart to Hospet railway station 20:00 hrs Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 6 - Badami
04:00 hrs Depart from Hospet to Badami 07:30 hrs Breakfast on board 08:30 hrs Arrive at Badami 08:40 hrs Depart for sightseeing: Pattadakal and Badami cave temples- World Heritage Sites 13:20 hrs Return to The Golden Chariot 13:30 hrs Lunch on board and depart for Goa
Free time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board - Spa, Gym, Movies, etc 20:00 hrs Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Reach Goa past midnight
Day 7 - Goa (Sunday)
08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot 10:00 hrs Depart for sightseeing 11:00 hrs Visit the famous churches of old Goa 12:15 hrs Visit Old Portuguese house now an emporium for shopping and refreshments 14:00 hrs Lunch at the luxury resort in Goa followed by beach stroll and Hi-Tea 17:30 hrs Depart from the resort 18:30 hrs Return to The Golden Chariot and depart for Bangalore 20:00 hrs Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 8 - Bangalore (Monday)
08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot 11:30 hrs Reach Yeshwanthpur Railway Station and Farewell by the entire crew
Note: Itinerary, Destination & Scheduled time are liable to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.