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Pride of the Karnataka

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 will be conducted. As the lunch will be served on-board, the train will 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 started at 16:30 hours and ends at 18:30 hours, covering eminent spots in the national park to spot animals and birds.

After evening safari, guest are taken back to the train. Dinner will be served on-board as the train will run 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, guest are taken on a road trip to visit the Mysore Palace.

After a complete exploration of the palace, guest are taken back to the train. Lunch will served on-board. After a brief rest, guest can choose to visit Srirangapatnam, a temple town.

Alternatively, guest can stay back in the train to enjoy amenities inside the train. Dinner will served on-board.

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

Day 3 (Tuesday) : Banavar – Halebidu – Chikmangalur

As guest will be enjoying their breakfast, the train will reache Banavar Railway Station. From the railway station, the guest are taken on a road trip to the heritage site of Halebidu, by 8 am. Guest will be return to the train by 11:30 am.

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

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

Day 4 (Wedndesday) : Hampi

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

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

Overnight stay in the train.

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

After breakfast, guest will be 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 guest are taken on an evening sightseeing to Pattadakal and Aihole group of monuments at 2:15 pm. After sightseeing, guest 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, guest are taken on a road trip for city sightseeing covering the churches of the North Goa and the museums. Guest are taken back to the train right in time for lunch.

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

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

Day 7 (Saturday) : Bengaluru

The train will reache Yeshvantpur Railway Station early in the morning.

After breakfast in the train, the check-out formalities will start. Guest de-board at the railway station, marking the end of the itinerary.

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

Schedule

Note

Itineraries, destinations, venues and scheduled departures are subject to change without prior notice.