The Golden chariot

The Golden Chariot, India's most luxurious train intended to promote tourism in Karnataka. The Golden Chariot luxuriously appointed with the finest facilities.The train has 19 luxuriously and thematically designed coaches, among which 11 coaches are passenger coaches, each one equipped with modern amenities like wi-fi- environment, plasma TV and attached baths etc.
It's 7 Nights / 8 Days colorful journey begins every Monday from Bangalore and traverses through Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna, Mysore Palace; the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) and continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur-the 11th century cradle of Hoysala architecture and a world heritage site, Halebidu, Hampi and thereafter entering into the triangular heritage site of Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, and finally the Golden Beaches of Goa before ending in Bangalore.

The Golden Chariot - Facilities
Cabin Coaches
. Fully air-conditioned cabins.
. 26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for the physically challenged.
. Vanity / Writing desk.
. Every cabin is equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD television, DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories.
Conference Coach
. Seating capacity of 25-30 guests.
. 42 inch LCD television.
. Highspeed internet surfing area.
Gym Coach
. Two massage rooms for an out of this world rejuvenation experience.
. For those who prefer a local flavour - Ayurveda massages are provided.
. Fully equipped gymnasium.

Two Restaurants - Nala and Ruchi
Nala Restaurant
. Interiors inspired by the timeless aesthetics of Hampi and Halebid.
. 4-seater and 2-seater dining cabins with comfortable sofas and chairs.
Madira - The Lounge Bar
. Relaxing and elegant seating at bar.
. Plush and royal interiors modeled after the Mysore Palace.

Tour duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Bangalore - Kabini / Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore

The Golden Chariot Train Tour starts on every Monday of the week from Bangalore and ends in Bangalore on every Monday morning respectively.

Day 1 - Bangalore (Monday)
12:30 : Arrival at The Leela Palace Hotel
13:00 : Check in at The Leela Palace Hotel for The Golden Chariot followed by lunch at Jamawar or Citrus
15:00 : Departure from The Leela Palace Hotel for Bangalore sightseeing Visit Tipu's Palace, Bull Temple and Lal Bagh
20:00 : Arrival at Yeshwantpur Station
2000 - 2030 : Traditional Indian welcome at the Railway Station at Platform No.6 and escorting to respective cabins onboard The Golden Chariot
21:00 : Departure to Mysore and dinner onboard

Day 2 - Kabini / Bandipur (Tuesday)
Breakfast on Board
10:00 : Depart for Kabini / Bandipur, experience your drive to the Jungle Resorts
13:00 : Lunch at the jungle lodge
Post lunch : Jungle / Boat Safari, Return in the evening for wild life film, Dinner and overnight stay at jungle lodge

Day 3 - Mysore (Wednesday)
08:30 : Breakfast at the jungle lodge and depart to Mysore
11:30 : Back onboard The Golden Chariot to relax
13:00 : Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
15:00 : Mysore sightseeing, Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam,
17:00 : Reach Brindavan Gardens for Cultural show followed by Dinner at Royal Orchid.
22:00 : Back onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 4 - Hassan (Thursday)
06:00 : Breakfast onboard and depart for Hassan
08:15 : Arrive at Hassan
09:00 : Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola (Please note this has a climb of 640 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to expe- rience can stay back onboard The Golden Chariot and experience the facilities onboard. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost)
13:00 : Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
15:00 : Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing
19:15 : Back onboard The Golden Chariot
19:45 : Depart to Hospet and dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 5 - Hospet (Friday)
06:00 : Arrival at Hospet
08:30 : After breakfast depart for Hampi sightseeing, Virupaksha Temple, Queen's Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts Bazaar
13:00 : Return to The Golden Chariot for the lunch
15:00 : Depart for sightseeing, Royal Enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple, Illumination at the Vittala Temple
20:00 : Back onboard The Golden Chariot for dinner

Day 6 - Badami (Saturday)
05:00 : Depart from Hospet to Badami
08:30 : Arrival at Badami
09:00 : After breakfast depart for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal
13:30 : Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch
14:00 : Depart for Goa
Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard The Golden Chariot: Spa, Gymnasium.
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot reaches Goa post midnight

Day 7 - Goa (Sunday)
08:00 : Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
10:00 : Depart for sightseeing
11:00 : Visit the famous churches of Old Goa
12:15 : Visit an Old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for Tea/Coffee and cookies and shopping at the emporium
14:00 : Reach Sahakari Spice Plantation, Ponda for lunch and tour of spice farm
15:00 : Depart for Utorda Beach
16:30 : Reach to The Golden Chariot
(Guests can make use of the facilities: towels, shower, and toilet)
19:15 : Return to The Golden Chariot and dinner onboard
21:00 : Depart for Bangalore

Day 8 - Bangalore (Monday)
08:00 : Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
11:00 : Arrival at Yeshwanthpur station.

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