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Step onto the Golden Chariot in Bangalore, Karnataka’s glorious capital city, to begin an incredible voyage of 8 days and 7 nights. Each day is a magical ride to a new place, including Mysore, the Imperial City of Palaces; Kabini, home of Nagarhole National Park; Hassan, an ancient center of worship with magnificent rock-carved temples in Shravanabelagola, Belur and Halebidu; Hampi, the seat of India’s great 14th century Vijayanagara Empire, known for its military and cultural achievements; Badami and Pattadakal, a comprehensive setting for the myriad architectural forms and styles of temples built between the 6th and 8th centuries; and Goa, the gorgeous golden beach town along the Arabian Sea, to repose and refresh the traveler’s soul before returning back to Bangalore at your journey's end.

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  • Goa

    Badami AlholePattadakal

    SrirangapatnaShravanabelagola

    Hampi

    Karnataka

    HalebiduBelur

    Kabini

    Bangalore

    Mysore

    Many WorldsOne Voyage

    Palace Tours Presents

    The Golden Chariot awaits to carry you on a Maharajas journey through time in the magical land of Karnataka. Experience a unique blend of past and present as you visit magnificent palaces, hand-carved temples, lush wilderness with abundant wildlife and the ruins of some of Indias most glorious ancient civilizations. Relax and recline on board the luxurious Golden Chariot train as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window on this unforgettable voyage.

    Golden Chariot Luxury Train

    Nights 8 Days

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    Enjoy the roundtrip journey from Bangalore or choose your desired sector

  • Day 1 BangaloreArriveatthehotelforlunchandthendeparttovisittheVidhanaSoudha,thestatelegislatureofKarnataka.TraveltoSt.MarksCathedraltoadmireitscolonialarchitectureandcleanseyourspiritbeforevisitingseveralshopsandpubsalongMGRoad.DrivetoYeshwantpurStationandboardtheGoldenChariotforyourunforgettablevoyagethroughKarnataka.

    Day 2 MysoreDeparttoSrirangapatnatoexploretheDariaDaulatFortandenjoylunch.VenturethroughtheChamundiHillstovisitthetoweringmonolithofNandibeforearrivingattheresplendentMysorePalace.TakeanelephantrideandenjoyaRangayanaculturalshowbeforeheadingbacktothetrainfordinner.

    Day 3 KabiniThismorning,embarkonascenicdrivetoKabini,wherelunchisservedpriortoarelaxingnaturewalkandboatsafari.ThedaycontinueswithanexcitingJeepsafarithroughRajivGandhiNationalParkwhereyouhavetheopportunitytospotmanyspeciesofwildlifeincludingelephant,gaur,sambarandmaybeeventheelusivetiger.

    Day 4 HassanYourjourneycontinuestoBelurandHalebidutoexplorethemagnificent Hoysala Temple Complex and the intricately carved ChennakesavaandHoysaleswaraTemples.Returntothetrainforlunchandlaterthisafternoon,drivetotheimportantJainpilgrimcenterofShravanabelagolatoseethemassivemonolithicstatueofLordGomateswarawhichloomsatopthepicturesqueVindhyagiriHill.

    Day 5 HospetArrive in Hampi and explore the magnificent hand-carved pillars andstatuesoftheVijayanagararuinsthatcompriseaWorldHeritageSite.FirstvisittheSacredCentrebeforereturningtothetrainforlunch,thenheadbacktotowntotourtheRoyalCentreandtheVittalaTempleComplexwithitsfamousstonechariotshrine.Takeatourofthecraftbazaarandenjoyshoppingfortheremainderoftheafternoon.

    Day 6 GadagTraveltoBadamiforatourofthetemplesofAihole,acclaimedas the cradle of Hindu temple architecture and the beautifully-chiseledmonumentsofPattadakalonthebanksoftheMalaprabhaRiver.Enjoyarelaxinglunchandthenfeastyoureyes on Badamis splendid rock-cut cave temples which were constructedbetweenthe6thand8thcenturies.DrivebacktoGadagtorejointhetrain.

    Day 7 GoaThismorning,departforGoasCandolimbeachfollowedbylunch.TakeatourofthebeautifulchurchesandtemplesinOldGoaandtransfertoPanjimssereneMiramarbeachwheretheafternoonisyoursatleisuretosoakupthesunandrelaxonGoasgoldensands.ReturntothetrainthiseveningforyourlastnightonboardasittravelsbacktoBangalore.

    Day 8 BangaloreDisembarktheGoldenChariotwithmemoriesofthiswonderfuljourneytocherishforalifetime.

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    Golden Chariot Luxury Train

    HampiBangalore Mysore Kabini Badami

    Rajiv Gandhi NationalPark, Nagarhole (Kabini),the former hunting retreatof Mysore Maharajas, is theperfectdestinationforwildlifeloversinSouthIndia.

    The former state capital,Mysoreisavibrantcityteemingwith visitors and locals alike.It is world-renowned for its exotic sandalwood and richsilks. Many culinary delightsawaitthoseinclinedtosampletheregionalcuisine.

    Hampi was the seat of thefamedVijayanagaraEmpireinpost-moghul India. Now, the 14th century ruins of HampihavebeendesignatedaWorldHeritage Site and narrate thestory of its former grandeur,splendorandfabulouswealth.

    Badami is picturesquelysituated at the mouth of aravine between two rockyhills.Theexquisitesculpturesand cave temples in the rustred sandstonecliffs tellmanytalesofyore.

    This capital of Karnataka isalso known as the GardenCitybecauseofitssalubriousclimate and greenery. Thisunique city combines itsrich cultural heritage withmodern-day technological and industrialachievements.

    Belur

    BelurisfamousmainlyforitsHoysalaTemple complex andornateChennakesavaTemple,the faade of which is filled with intricate sculptureswithnoportionleftblank.

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