Golden Chariot

World's Leading Luxury Train

Welcome to Golden Chariot - a luxuriously appointed train that takes you to a land of architectural marvels, heritage monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, coffee plantations, divine temples, pristine beaches, roaring waterfalls, calming hills, adventure activities, magnificent art forms, sacred festivals and traditional cuisines. The Golden Chariot links some of South India's greatest destinations trundling through spectacular locales, recapturing the romance of a by-gone era making your sojourn an unforgettable one. It makes you travel back in time by capturing the essence, the magic and the fragrance of the natural wonders and World Heritage Sites of South India.

The Golden Chariot, run by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), covers most of the Karnataka and also chugs through neighboring states including the enchanting Tamil Nadu, God's own country Kerala and the land of golden beaches Goa. Crafted especially for those with the royal flavor, the train is truly a masterpiece that compliments the historical significance of the places covered. This is evidently visible from its construction and design, which are inspired by the Mysore and Hoysala architectures.

Come, have a rendezvous with the brilliance of Southern India through the train's two thematically designed journeys - Splendour of South and Pride of the South.

Golden Chariot Itinerary

Golden Chariot Heritage of India
5 Nights/6 Days
Pride of Karnataka
Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Halebidu - Chikamgaluru – Hospet – Goa – Bengaluru
Golden Chariot Treasures of India
5 Nights/6 Days
Jewels of South
Bengaluru – Mysore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam – Bengaluru
Golden Chariot Treasures of India
3 Nights/4 Days
Glimpses of Karnataka
Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Hospet – Bengaluru

About Golden Chariot Train

Q . What is the Golden Chariot?

A. Golden Chariot is India's iconic luxury train which came in recent times and it is the luxury train known for its pan-Indian journey experience.

Q . What are services that are included in the tariff ?

A. The tariff of the Golden Chariot includes cost of travel, accommodation, all meals, water, beverages, house brands of wines, beer and spirits, and sightseeing at the destinations. The tariff also includes entrance fees of monuments, guides, tour managers, still camera fees, and all leisure activities.

The tariff however does not include laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, liquors and alcoholic beverages (apart from house brands of wines, beer and spirits). Video, films and professional still camera fees are also excluded from the tariff.

Q . Can I smoke onboard the train ?

A. As per Indian law, smoking is prohibited inside the train as well as other public places.

Q . What is the dress code onboard the train ?

A. Smart casuals for the day, clothes with subdued colors for jungle safari and formal attire for the dinner to suit the occasion and as a consideration for fellow travelers is expected. Since the itinerary involves walking excursions off train, it is recommended that you carry walking shoes with you.

Q . Can I buy gifts onboard Golden Chariot ?

A. Yes, Golden Chariot has a high-end boutique carriage where you can buy gifts and intimate mementos to cherish your unforgettable journey.

Q . How long does the journey take ?

A. Golden Chariot India offers a total of 4 pre-packaged, all-inclusive itineraries. Three of them are pan-Indian itineraries spanning over 6 nights/7 days and the other itinerary is golden triangle tours spanning over 3 nights/4 days.

Q . Are guides available for Journey ?

A. On all excursions off-train, you will be accompanied by professional guides with in depth knowledge of the locality. Foreign language speaking guides can also be arranged at additional cost on prior request at the time of booking by the guests.

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