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  • The Golden Chariot19 CHAPTERS. 10 DESTINATIONS. 1 JOURNEY.19 thematically designed coaches. Drawn by 5000 horses, The Golden Chariot is a monument of luxury. Its 44 cabins are fully equipped with modern amenities like wi-ft environment, plasma TV and attached baths. Yet, it is set in the past.

    The cabins are inspired and draws heavily from the Mysore and Belur-Halebidu schools of art and architecture. The bedspreads are handwoven by artisans who have carried tradition down the ages.The two restaurants take you on a culinary tour, a bar with the finest collection of wines and spirits is a heady experience for your taste-buds and your soul. It is a journey that travels from Bangalore, through Mysore, Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Hampi, Badami, Ahole, Pattadakal terminationg in Bangalore. A journey that makes conversation with 1600 years of history.

  • The Golden ChariotTRAVEL 16 CENTURIES BACK IN TIMEMoulded in steel. Crafted with passion. Inspired by Kings, holy men, timeless beauties and cosmic dances. The Golden Chariot luxuriously appointed with the finest facilities takes you on journey through the pages of history. This history train takes you on journey back in time through the historic state of Karnataka. A state nestled in the South of India.

    The Golden Chariot on its voyage of 7 days and 7 nights unveils empires, unlocks priceless treasures, unravels secrets and takes you to a time now lost, wrapped in the lap of luxury. The Golden Chariot an unforgettable journey that chronicles may worlds of Karnataka and leaves you with myriad experiences.

  • From the Palaceto Your ChamberMANY WORLDS.ONE VOYAGEYour chambers are steeped in history and craftsmanship that narrate timeless tales. Sink into a bed of royalty, reminiscent of the Mysore Maharajas, admire the intricate carvings on the ceiling. Get lost amongst wall panels and furniture inspired by Hoysala architecture.

    Catch up with the future if you wish to on your plasma TV, as you travel into the past.

  • Madira The lounge barSPIRIT FOR YOUR SOUL.Timeless like the spirits we serve, Madira, the mythical drink of the gods is the lounge bar aboard The Golden Chariot. Pour yourself fine spirits as you unravel your soul, as you watch performances of local artisans.

    Celebrate the journey into timelessness as lilting music uplifts you.

  • Experience eternityATTAIN NIRVANAAt Arogya the Ayurveda Centre, let your body be the mridangam. See your worry lines disappear as expert hands caress and rejuvenate your body with the exiler of eternal youth.

  • The GymMUSCLE OVER MINDA state-of-the-art gym with the latest equipment. It comes with a changing room, a steam bath, two shower rooms and a toilet.

  • Nalapaka and Ruchi Two RestaurantFINE CUISINE SERVED WITH HISTORYNalapaka named after a king and legendary chef from the times of the Mahabharata, the great Indian epic Ruchi, a name that means fine taste in Sanskrit. The two restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights.

  • The Golden Chariot19 CHAPTERS. 10 DESTINATIONS. 1 JOURNEY.Tour Highlights : Its 7 Nights / 8 Days colorful journey begins every Monday from Bangalore and traverses through to 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. Train Highlights : Fully air-conditioned vestibule cabins, 26 twin beds, 17 double beds cabins and, 01 cabin for physically challenged guests, Every cabin includes LCD televisions with DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories, Restaurant Coaches interiors are inspired by timeless aesthetics of Hampi & Halebid with a combination of 4 and 2 seat cover tables, Lounge Bar coach has elegant bar & plush interiors replacing the Mysore Palace aura of royalty and charm, Conference Coach with a seating capacity of 25-30 guests with 42 LCD television and high speed internet area, Gym Coach has a fully equipped gymnasium; two massage rooms for rejuvenating experience including Ayurveda massages.Tour Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

    Places Covered : Bangalore - Srirangapatnam - Mysore - Kabini - Shravanabelagola - Belur - Halebid - Hampi - Badami - Aihole - Pattadakal Goa - Bangalore

    The Golden Chariot Tour starts on every Monday of the week from Yeshwantpur Railway Station Bangalore.

  • Bangalore to Bangalore07 Nights / 08 Days ToursDay 1 Monday (Bangalore)

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    Day 2 Tuesday (Mysore)

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    2015 2015 - 2200: Arrival at Blue Ginger Taj Westend: Check-in formalities: Lunch at Blue Ginger: Departure for sight seeing to Vidhana Soudha, Lal Bagh St.Marks Cathedral with some spare time for shopping at MG Road: Leave for Yeshwantpur Railway Station by coach: Welcome with garland and Tikka at The Golden Chariot: Bar opens: Dinner

    : Breakfast on Board: Assemble at the Station: Departure for sight seeing to Srirangapatna and Daria Daulat Fort by coach: Lunch at Regaalis: Sight seeing of Chamundi Hills by coach: Sight seeing of Mysore Palace by coach: Tea and Trip to Rangayana Kala Mandir for Cultural Show by coach: Bar opens: Dinner19 CHAPTERS. 10 DESTINATIONS. 1 JOURNEY.Day 3 Wednesday (Kabini)

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    Day 4 Thursday (Hassan)

    064007300845093011001145124513301500184519301930-22002000: Breakfast on Board: Assemble at the Station: Departure for sight seeing to Kabini by coach: Tea / Coffee: Boat ride : Lunch at Kabini: Wildlife movie: Peaceful walk with nature : Jungle safari in jeeps: Back to the resort : Departure to board the The Golden Chariot for dinner by coach: Bar opens: Dinner

    : Leave for Hassan : Breakfast on board: Arrival at Hassan and drive to Halebid by coach: Arrival at Halebid for temple visit: Drive to Belur : Sightseeing of Belur : Drive to The Golden Chariot for lunch on board: Lunch on board: Departure for Shravanabelagola : Drive to The Golden Chariot: Bar opens: Dinner: Train departs for Hospet (overnight journey)Continue

  • Bangalore to Bangalore07 Nights / 08 Days ToursDay 5 Friday (Hospet)

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    Day 6 Saturday (Gadag, Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami)

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    1115113012301300: Arrival at Hospet: Breakfast on board: Departure for Hampi by coach: Arrival at Hampi Sightseeing Mustard Seed Ganesha, Virupaksha temple, Krishna Bazar, Linga, Queens Bath and the fort. : Drive to The Golden Chariot for lunch: Lunch on board: Drive by coach to Hampi again Sightseeing of Hazama temple, Lotus fort and elephant stable: Tea / coffee break at KSTDC guest house: Drive to Vittala temple complex: Cultural show at the temple complex: Tea / coffee: Sound and light show inside the temple complex: Drive to The Golden Chariot for dinner: Bar opens: Dinner

    : Train departs for Gadag : Breakfast on board: Arrival at Gadag: Drive by coach to Hotel Badami Court for tea / coffee: Drive to Aihole: Arrival at Aihole for sight seeing: Drive by coach to Pattadakal : Arrival at Pattadakal for sight seeing19 CHAPTERS. 10 DESTINATIONS. 1 JOURNEY.14001530171517301815200020452045 - 2200

    Day 7 Sunday (Goa)

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    Day 8 Monday (Bangalore)07301200: Drive to Hotel Badami Court for lunch: Drive to Badami Caves : Drive to Hotel Badami Court for tea / coffee: Arrival at Hotel Badami Court: Depart to The Golden Chariot: Train departs for Goa: Bar opens: Dinner

    : Arrival at Vasco Railway Station: Breakfast on board: Drive to Candolim beach by coach at The Taj Holiday Village: Arrival at the beach, sun bathe and relax on the beach: Lunch at Caravela Taj Holiday Village : Sight seeing of Old Goa churches and Museum: Drive to Solas De Colacos : Visit an old Portuguese house and have tea / coffee break: Drive back by coach through Miramar beach and Panjim City: Reach the station to board The Golden Chariot and depart for Bangalore: Bar opens: Dinner

    Breakfast on boardArrival at Bangalore

  • (Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)

    10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.Service Tax @ 3.09% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms. Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.

    The Tariff includes:Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot/ travel/all meals / Conducted Sight-seeing Tours/ Entrance fees at Monuments / Parks / Palaces and Cultural Programmes.

    The Tariff does not includes: Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, SPA Car, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature. 19 CHAPTERS. 10 DESTINATIONS. 1 JOURNEY.Tour PricesTour cost is per person per night basis

  • Booking PolicyIn case of FITs: 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking. Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

    In case of Group: 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking. Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

    Cancellation Policy In case of FITs: 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made

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