The Golden Chariot Train 2021 Route, Ticket Price & Contact Details

Check out The Golden Chariot Train 2021 complete information in this article. It has detailed information on the Golden Chariot train route, ticket price in INR & USD, contact detail and photos.

The Golden Chariot Train is the South Indian version of the Palace on Wheels. We will provide you various information about the Route, Ticket Price, and Contact Details of the Golden Chariot Train through this article today. You are requested to read this article till the end so that you do not miss any important information provided through this article. 

About the Golden Chariot train:

The train operates from Bangalore on two tour circuits. One is the seven nights’ pride of the journey in South which covers Mysore, Goa, Hampi, etc. The other is seven nights journey of Southern Splendour which covers Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram and Kerala backwaters, etc. 

The Golden Chariot Train HD Photo

The Golden Chariot Train operates in the months of October to March, whereas the service is not available in the months of April to September. 

Golden Chariot Train Route:

The train tour program is of 7 nights-

  • On the 1st day, the train departs from Bangalore by 09:00 p.m. Before that, the travellers should self-report at Hotel Taj West End (Bangalore) by 04:00 p.m. Then, they visit Chitrakala Parishad for enjoying cultural program for which they depart from hotel at 05:30 p.m. by A/C bus. Finally, they reach the Yashwantpura Railway Station, Bangalore to board the train. They have dinner after boarding the train.
  • On the 2nd day, the train reaches the Mysore station. After that, at 10:00 a.m. the passengers board bus for visiting Kabini Forest Reserve of Nagarhole before which they visit Mysore Palace. They have their dinner and stay at a lodge at Kabini during night.
  • On the 3rd day, they enjoy boat ride in Kabini River and enjoy the scenic beauty of various species of aquatic birds and after that they board AC bus around 09:30 a.m. after completing breakfast. They go to the Mysore Railway Station so that they can again board the train for rest and lunch. After that, they visit the Srirangapatnam Fort, which is famous for the battles between British and Tipu Sultan. Next, they go for free shopping, enjoy a cultural program and finally at the Lalita Mahal Palace Hotel they have dinner after which around 10:00 p.m. after that they return to the train which stays at the station itself the whole night.
  • On the 4th day, the train departs at 06:00 a.m. for visiting Hassan Railway Station. They arrive there by 08:15 a.m. Next, they visit Shravanabelagola to see the monolithic statue of the Jain Monk Lord Gomateswara which is 57 feet high, by climbing 700 steps. Then, they again go to railway station eat lunch and take rest. After that, they go to the architectural marvels of the Belur and Halebid temple complex which was built under Hosalya Dynasty in the 12th Century. Finally, they return in train around 07:15 p.m. and have dinner after departure.
  • On the 5th day, they arrive at the Hospet Railway Station at aroung 08:00 a.m. They visit Hampi, Virupaksha Temple, Elephant Stables, Hazara Rama Temple, Queens Palace and Royal Enclosure. Then, they go back to train by 01:00 p.m., have lunch, take rest and then proceed to visit the Vittala Temple Complex at around 04:30 p.m. After visiting it, the travellers visit the iconic architectural masterpiece of the Stone Chariot, after which this train has been named. Then, they return at train and stay there overnight.
  • On the 6th day, train arrives Badami Railway Station around 07:30 a.m. The passengers visit the cave sculptures of Badami, among which the 18 armed Natraja striking total 81 cosmic dance poses are the most imposing. After that, they visit Pattadakal Temple Complex. This day’s journey ends in afternoon itself.
  • On the 7th day, train arrives the Vasco de Gama Railway Station and then they board on AC Bus at 10:00 a.m. for going to the Old Goa’s UNESCO World Heritage Site which is famous for Portuguese Churches built in 16th Century. Next, they visit medieval Portuguese Building and do free shopping. Then, they have lunch at Resort Beach Hotel, enjoy sea sports (at the extra costs) or they can relax in the swimming pool or beach. Finally, they board the train again at 05:30 p.m.
  • On the 8th day, the train again arrives at the Yashwantpura Railway Station marking the end of the beautiful journey at 11:00 a.m.

Note- The day to day tour logistics might be amended by the Train Tour Manager at short notice.

Ticket Price of the Golden Chariot Train:

The price of the ticket for the Indian Nationals and the International Travellers are as follows-

  1. For Indian Nationals-
Occupancy TypePrices (for per person per night)Total Price
Double OccupancyINR 53355INR 320130
Single OccupancyINR 93372INR 560230
  1. For International Travellers-
Occupancy TypePrices (for per person per night)Total Price
Double OccupancyUSD 700USD 4200
Single OccupancyUSD 1225USD 7350
  1. For Indian Nationals-
Occupancy TypePrices (for per person per night)Total Price
Double OccupancyINR 60977INR 182930
Single OccupancyINR 106710INR 320130
  1. For International Travellers-
Occupancy TypePrices (for per person per night)Total Price
Double OccupancyUSD 800USD 2400
Single OccupancyUSD 1400USD 4200
  1. For Indian Nationals-
Occupancy TypePrices (for per person per night)Total Price
Double OccupancyINR 53355INR 320130
Single OccupancyINR 93372INR 560230
  1. For International Travellers-
Occupancy TypePrices (for per person per night)Total Price
Double OccupancyUSD 700USD 4200
Single OccupancyUSD 1225USD 7350

The Golden Chariot Train Interior, out side view and traveller Photos

The Golden Chariot Royal Food
The Golden Chariot Royal Food (Photo Source)
The Golden Chariot Amenities
The Golden Chariot Amenities (Photo Source)

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The fare for the children aged between 5 years and 12 years will be halved.
  2. A service tax of 5 per cent will be levied on prevalent tariff, according to the norms of the Indian Government.
  3. 10 per cent surcharge will be levied on departures during Christmas and New Year.

Inclusions and Exclusions of the Tariff:

  1. The tariff includes meals, sightseeing trips, accommodation on board, entrances fees of monuments, palaces, parks, etc.
  2. The tariff does not include phone calls, facilities of SPA and Business Car, tips, camera fees in the locations of sightseeing, laundry and liquor.

Booking Policy:

  1. During booking confirmation, 20 per cent of the ticket value need to be provided.
  2. Remaining 80 per cent of the ticket value need to be provided 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Policy:

  1. If the cancellation is done up to 60 days before departure, 5% of the total ticket value will be deducted.
  2. If the cancellation is done between 30 to 59 days before departure, 20% of the total ticket value will be deducted.
  3. If the cancellation is done between 15 to 29 days before departure, 50% of the total ticket value will be deducted.
  4. If the cancellation is done 14 days before departure, 100% of the total ticket value will be deducted.

Contact Details:

For any query about the train route, price of the ticket, and any other details, you can contact the authorities by using the below given details-

Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd

Delhi, India

Corporate Office, M-13, Punj House, Connaught Place

New Delhi – 110 001, India

Tel: +91-8595931021,

+91-8287930197

Email: goldenchariot@irctc.com

Chennai, India

IRCTC, South Zone Office, 6A,The Rain Tree Place, No. 9 McNicholas Road, Chetpet, Chennai- 600031

Tel: +91-8287931970,

+91-8287931973

Email: thiagarajan6438@irctc.com

Cochin, India

Salih – Arcade, 1st Floor, 40/8194, Convent Road, Near Ernakulam Public Library, Ernakulam-682035,

Tel: +91-8287931907,

Email: samjoseph4735@irctc.com

Bangalore, India

No. 82, 1st Floor, Shree Maruti Ramakrishna Arcade, 2nd Block (Above IDBI Bank) Dr Raj Kumar Road, Rajajinagar, Bangalore – 560010.

Tel: +91-8287931971,

Email: ravindran.m@irctc.com

We have tried our best to give you various important details related to the Golden Chariot Train. For any further query, you can contact us via comments. We will try to provide a solution to your query as soon as possible. 

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q 1- How many days is there in the tour package?

Ans 1- The train tour is of total 7 days.

Q 2- Does the train runs for the whole year?

Ans 2- No, the train does not run for the whole year. The train runs only during October to March.

Q 3- Does the train runs only in the South India?

Ans 3- Yes, the train runs only in the South India.