South India's very own luxury train called "The Golden Chariot" offers a lavish ride on the majestic journey. With 19 royal purple & gold colored carriages to help you experience the feel of luxury at it's grandiose. This includes grand dining cars that offer mouth watering cuisine spread in classic cutlery and the finest linen. Stay overnight at resorts and have sumptuous meals at 5-star hotels on stopovers. The world class amenities on-board include heavenly spas, gymnasium, writing desk/ vanity desk and various other luxuries.
The unique emblem resembles an elephant’s head on the body of a lion as the Indian Luxury Train was named after Vitthala Temple’s Stone Chariot in Hampi. Asia's Leading Luxury Train (World Travel Awards 2013) operates from October to March. A combined effort of The Maple Group & Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, it takes you through the choicest spots in southern India. The 7 Nights / 8 Days luxury tour glides through Hampi, Beaches in Goa and Bangalore as you behold the beauty of plush landscapes through the pleasurable ride.
The Pride of the South tour begins at the metro Bangalore. You get a warm traditional Hi-tea welcome followed by traditional dances after a welcome presentation of the tour. The next couple of days pass jungles where Mysore Maharajas hunted in Kabini. After a fine lunch, dinner and healthy night at a resort, head straight to Hassan where you climb 700 stairs to the architectural marvel. Go on to Hospet, Hampi and Badami to view more of India’s ancient culture. Feel Paradise as you take a stroll on the popular Goan beach. The historical churches, Portugal culture, sea food cuisine mixed with carefree spirit, let you see feel modern side. Your final day ends in Bangalore from where you take the cherished experience with you.
Golden Chariot was introduced as a luxury train initiative covering Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other important south Indian destinations. This train was the first luxury train of India to cover south India. The luxury trains of the west and north India inspired the initiation of Golden Chariot. The train was inaugurated in 2002 as a joint venture of KSTDC and Indian railways. The train is named after the iconic stone chariot of Hampi and Karnataka.Read More
If you are ready to enjoy the south India in a special way, board the Golden Chariot train. The train introduces refined amenities to the traditional styled tourism theme. This train is recognized as one of the seven best luxury trains in the world within four years from its inauguration. The train provides the famous itineraries namely; Pride of the South and Splendor of the South. These itineraries cover top tourism destinations in the Southern India.Read More
This traditional royal carriage is little more than its royal ambience. The train is famous for its luxury element reflected in the decor and the facilities. The facilities in this train are similar to that of a modern luxury hotel. Top facilities inside the train are Multi-cuisine restaurants, Bar, Plush cabin, Conference car, Spa with signature treatment, UpholsteriesRead More
Are you planning for an elegant journey with Golden Chariot? You might need to know a little more about the train before starting your vacation plans. Learn about the cabins, Bar and dining, Lounge car, transport, accommodation, Spa, Smoking and Drinking, Child policy, Internet, Luggage allowance etc...Read More