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Golden Chariot Itinerary

By the joint venture of IRCTC and KSTDC, Golden Chariot luxury train now runs covering unique circuits of the Southern India, bringing heritage lands and incredible beauties together in one route. The itinerary starts and ends in Bengaluru and stretches for seven days and six nights.

Tour Highlights

Journey Route

Bengaluru - Bandipur - Mysore - Halebidu - Chikamgaluru - Hampi - Badami - Goa - Bengaluru

Itinerary

Day 1 (Sunday) : Bengaluru – Bandipur - Mysore

The guests are expected to reach Yeshvantpur Railway Station of Bengaluru by 8:45 am on Sunday. After formal welcome and assistance in seating, a tour briefing is conducted on-board. As the lunch is served on-board, the train moves towards Nanjangud Town.

Train reaches Nanjangud Town by 2 pm. Tourists are taken on a road trip to Bandipur. The road trip stretches for 50 km. Tourists will be at Bandipur national park right in time for the evening safari. Evening safari starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 6:30 pm, covering eminent spots in the national park to spot animals and birds. After evening safari, tourists are taken back to the train. Dinner is served on-board as the train runs towards Mysore.

Overnight stay on-board, while the train is stationed at Mysore Railway Station.

Day 2 (Monday) : Mysore – Srirangapatnam - Banavar

After breakfast on-board, tourists are taken on a road trip to visit the Mysore Palace. After a complete exploration of the palace, tourists are taken back to the train. Lunch is served on-board. After a brief rest, tourists can choose to visit Srirangapatnam, a temple town. Alternatively, tourists can stay back in the train to enjoy amenities inside the train. Dinner is served on-board.

Overnight stay on-board, while the train runs towards Banavar Railway Station.

Day 3 (Tuesday) : Banavar – Halebidu – Chikmangalur

As tourists enjoy their breakfast, the train reaches Banavar Railway Station. From the railway station, the tourists are taken on a road trip to the heritage site of Halebidu, by 8 am. Tourists return to the train by 11:30 am.

As tourists enjoy lunch and a brief rest, the train races towards Chikmangalur. At 3 PM, tourists are taken on a road trip to the hill town of Chikmangalur to enjoy plantation stroll, and tasting coffee. Dinner is served at any exclusive hotel/resort in Chikmangalur. Tourists return to the train by night.

Overnight stay in the train, as the train moves towards the next destination.

Day 4 (Wedndesday) : Hampi

After an early breakfast, tourists are taken on a long road trip to the ruins of Hampi, the iconic attraction of Karnataka. Tourists return back to the train after sightseeing, right in time for lunch.

After lunch and brief rest, the rest of the evening is at leisure. Cultural programs will be conducted inside the train. Tourists can also enjoy other amenities of the train.

Overnight stay in the train.

Day 5 (Thursday) : Badami – Pattadakal – Aihole - Goa

After breakfast, tourists are taken to Badami Caves. This is an optional tour as one has to climb more than 200 steps to reach the cave. If you are not interested, stay back in the train to enjoy the amenities and facilities.

After lunch, the tourists are taken on an evening sightseeing to Pattadakal and Aihole group of monuments at 2:15 pm. After sightseeing, tourists are taken back to the train by late evening. Dinner is served on-board.

Overnight stay in the train as it moves towards Goa.

Day 6 (Friday) : Goa - Bengaluru

After breakfast, tourists are taken on a road trip for city sightseeing covering the churches of the North Goa and the museums. Tourists are taken back to the train right in time for lunch.

After lunch and a brief rest, tourists return back to the city tour for Bollywood Evening and a luxury dinner at any resort or hotel of Goa. Tourists are taken back to the train by 9:45 pm.

Overnight stay in the train, as the train moves towards Yeshvantpur Railway Station of Bengaluru, the last destination.

Day 7 (Saturday) : Bengaluru

The train reaches Yeshvantpur Railway Station early in the morning. After breakfast in the train, the check-out formalities start. Tourists de-board at the railway station, marking the end of the itinerary.

Note :-
  • The Itinerary timing is subject to approval from the train authority