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 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 7Nights /8Days 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.