The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South



Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days

Destinations Covered : Bangalore – Kabini – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi - Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bangalore


Day 01 (Mon) : Bangalore To Mysore

The city of Bangalore, 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

  • 1500 hrs: Self report and Registration at Taj West End
  • 1600 hrs: Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj
  • 1700 hrs: Hi-Tea
  • 1730 hrs: Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour
  • 1800 hrs: Cultural dance
  • 1845 hrs: Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
  • 2015 hrs: Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot
  • 2100 hrs: Train departs to Mysore
Day 02 (Tue) : Mysore To Kabini

From Mysore, a coach ride through the breathtaking wilderness will take you to Kabini. Now a part of the Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Kabini was once a hunting retreat of the Mysore Maharajas. The excitement here starts with a safari into the heart of the jungle, where you are sure to spot wild animals in their natural habitat

  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast on board
  • 1000 hrs: Visit the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace
  • 1115 hrs: Depart for Kabini in coach
  • 1315 hrs: Reach Kabini jungle lodges resort Lunch at the resort
  • 1545 hrs: Jungle safari
  • 1940 hrs: Screening of wildlife film
  • 2000 hrs: Dinner followed by camp fire and stay overnight at jungle lodges resort
Day 03 (Wed) : Kabini To Mysore

Mysore, 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

  • 0630 hrs: Boat ride for bird safari on Kabini River
  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast at the jungle lodges resort
  • 0930 hrs: Depart for Mysore in coach
  • 1130 hrs: Back on board The Golden Chariot
  • 1300 hrs: Lunch on board
  • 1530 hrs: Srirangapatnam sightseeing–Dariya Daulat, Tipu mausoleum and drive through the fort
  • 1800 hrs: Shopping at CIE
  • 1900 hrs: Cultural dance and dinner at 5 star palace hotel
  • 2200 hrs: Back on board The Golden Chariot
Day 04 (Thu) : Mysore To Hassan

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

  • 0500 hrs: Depart from Mysore to Hassan
  • 0730 hrs: Breakfast on board
  • 0900 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)
  • 1300 hrs: Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch
  • 1445 hrs: Depart for Belur and Halebidu to visit the magnificent temple complexes
  • 1915 hrs: Back on board The Golden Chariot
  • 2000 hrs: Dinner on board and depart to Hospet by 2040 hrs
Day 05 (Fri) : Hospet to Hampi

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

  • 0600 hrs: Arrive at Hospet
  • 0700 hrs: Breakfast on board
  • 0830 hrs: Depart for sightseeing to Hampi- World Heritage site: Hemakuta Hill, Virupaksha temple, Queens Bath, Elephant stables, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple
  • 1300 hrs: Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch
  • 1530 hrs: Visit to the Vijaya Vittala temple complex and the marvel stone chariot
  • 1700 hrs: Sit out by the banks of the Tungabhadra River for sunset view
  • 1800 hrs: Depart to Hospet railway station
  • 2000 hrs: Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 06 (Sat) : Hospet To Badami

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

  • 0400 hrs: Depart from Hospet to Badami
  • 0730 hrs: Breakfast on board
  • 0830 hrs: Arrive at Badami
  • 0840 hrs: Depart for sightseeing: Pattadakal and Badami cave temples- World Heritage Sites
  • 1320 hrs: Return to The Golden Chariot
  • 1330 hrs: Lunch on board and depart for Goa Free time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board - Spa, Gym, Movies, etc
  • 2000 hrs: Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Reach Goa past midnight
Day 07 (Sun) : Goa

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

  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 1000 hrs: Depart for sightseeing
  • 1100 hrs: Visit the famous churches of old Goa
  • 1215 hrs: Visit Old Portuguese house now an emporium for shopping and refreshments
  • 1400 hrs: Lunch at the luxury resort in Goa followed by beach stroll and Hi-Tea
  • 1730 hrs: Depart from the resort
  • 1830 hrs: Return to The Golden Chariot and depart for Bangalore
  • 2000 hrs: Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 08 (Mon) : Bangalore

The overnight return journey to Bangalore is the time for quiet contemplation. As the warm sea breeze gives way to the cool night, prepare yourself to celebrate the end of a journey well travelled. In luxury. Aboard The Golden Chariot

  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 1130 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.


Schedule for Season 2016 - 2017

Month Departure Dates
OCTOBER, 2016 17
NOVEMBER, 2016 07
DECEMBER, 2016 05
JANUARY, 2017 16
FABRUARY, 2017 13
MARCH, 2017 13

Note: Train Tour will operate subject to Minimum Twenty Passengers (or advance received will be refunded-with NO Further liability)


Tariff for Season 2016 - 2017

Cost per Cabin for 7 Nights Pride of South Golden Chariot Train Tour
Occupancy Type No of Persons Per Cabin US$ Tariff- For Foreign Nationals only INR Tariff- for Indian Nationals Only
Single One US$ 790 per person per night INR 26,000 per person per night
Double Two US$ 590 per person per night INR 22,000 per person per night
Triple Three US$ 500 per person per night INR 16,000 per person per night

Terms & Conditions :

Please note :
  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year
  • Service tax @9% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms
  • 50% of the prevailing tariff will be charged for the children between 05-12 years of age
  • The above tariff is subject to change without notice
The Tariff includes :

Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot and other resorts/ Travel/ all meals/ conducted sightseeing tours / entrance fees at monuments / parks/ palaces and cultural programs.

The Tariff does not include:

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, spa, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Booking Policy :
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy :
  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 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



The Golden Chariot Tour Packages


Golden Chariot

Pride of The South

07 Nights / 08 Days

Bangalore – Kabini – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi - Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bangalore


Golden Chariot

Southern Splendour

07 Nights / 08 Days

Bangalore – Chennai - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry – Thanjavur – Tiruchirapalli - Madurai – Kanyakuramari – Kovalam – Kochi - Alappuzha - Kochi – Bangalore