The Golden Chariot takes passengers on a very historical tour of Southern India in luxurious manner. The purpose of this magnificent and elegant train to give guests a splendid and unforgettable experience of a lifetime to the beautiful south.
The train leaves station from Bengaluru and after 6 nights and 7 days journey, it loopbacks at Bengaluru, Yaswantpur station.
The Golden Chariot tour starts in Bengaluru and takes passengers to Bandipur for jungle safari, next it stops in Mysor to enchant passengers with royalty and its forts. This train makes its next stop at Halebidu and lets passengers explore all historic places there, next stop of this elegant train makes at Chikmagalur, to let them enjoy hills and coffee paradise, afterward train stops in Hampi and Badami, the place for Hindu temples with highly architectural values and it all ends with an energetic tour to India’s smallest yet vibrant state Goa.
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Itinerary of Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot offers one itinerary to explore the destination of Karnataka. With world-class and five-star amenities and two well-planned itineraries of 6 nights and 7 days duration, Golden Chariot gives tourists a chance to explore historic and beautiful aspects of Southern India. These itineraries will make your journey very memorable and cherished among all.
List of the destination covered by the Golden Chariot
The whole journey covers the prominent destinations of Karnataka, and Goa. The detailed attractions of the destinations are given below:
The journey kicks off from Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India.
Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital of Karnataka.
Bengaluru is established on the Deccan Plateau and displays a tropical climate with wet and dry seasons. The life of Bengaluru is vibrant and technology-filled. The city is well known, parks churches, historical points and it’s IT hubs. This multi-ethnic city is packed with shopping malls, café’s, restaurant and many opportunities to make lifestyle here worth living. Bengaluru is place where every religion exists in harmony, food Bengaluru has to offer is mostly South India and delicious.
Attraction of Bengaluru
Major attraction in Bengaluru is Cubbon Park, Lalbagh botanical garden, Bangalore Palace, ISCON temple, and many more.
Being one of the best cosmopolitan cities in India, Bengaluru has many exciting things to offer.
Bandipur National park is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries; it is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It is scattered across 88 kilometers square and protects more than 100 species. It is used to be a prominent hunting ground for kings in their era, but today very premium species of the tiger can be found roaming here with majestic prowl.
Attraction of Bandipur
Some major attractions in Bandipur are Bandipur National park, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, Masnigudi, Gopalaswamy Betta.
Bandipur has exquisite scenery and prolonged history, that makes Bandipur a true present of nature and worth of exploring every bit.
Mysore is one of South India's most enchanting cities, a city fit for a maharaja. This city was previously known as Mysuru. This city reflects majestic opulence in every term. The place has to offer a lot in terms of forts and palace with architectural values. Here guests enjoy history, world heritage listed culture and fascinating sightseeing.
Attraction of Mysore
The main attraction to the land of history Mysore is Mysore palace, MBA Vilas Palace, Jailaxmi Vilas Palace, temples like Sri Chamundaeshwar, churches, etc. Mysore is also famous for its beautiful Mysore silk saree and Mysore Malice.
Badami is located nearby the scenic landscape of Agastya Lake, Badami is a fondly visited tourist destination in Karnataka. The city holds a lot of classic fables of the time. This city was used to be the capital city of the Chalukya Empire and has wonderful architectural sights.
Badami is famous for its beautifully carved temples, forts, sculpture, and inscription. Here, in Badami cave temple is carved with the famous 18 armed Nataraja and beautiful 81 poses dance.
Attraction of Badami
The major attraction to explore in Badami are Badami caves, Agastya lake, Badami Fort, Aihole, Bhutanatha temples, Archaeological MuseumBadami, Akka-tangi falls, MalegittiShivalaya Fort, temples like Millikarjuna temple, lower Shvilaya, upper Shivalya, Mahakuteshwara temple, RavanaPahad, Pattadakal, and Banashankari Amma temple.
Hampi is located in the Northern part of the Karnataka and it is used to the capital of the Vijaynagar empire. This place is known as the lost world due to its architectural heritage. The whole city is beautifully carved with magnificent art and culture. The Virupaksha temple is the most popular and the holiest religious site in the place. Hampi has a lot of temples and scared points to explore.
Attraction of Hampi
Thousands of devotees every day come to Tiruvengalanatha temple, Anjeyanadri Hills, Ugra Narasimha, Vittala temple to offer their prayers. Other than that Zenana and the archaeological museum in Kamalapura is a major tourist attraction in Hampi.
Halebidu a popular Hindu temple destination in the country, it is located in Hassan, Karnataka. It was a regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It still has some best carved architectural culture of the Hoysala Empire. It is popularly known for Siva and Vishnu temple, Vaishnavism, and Halebidu temple.
Thousand of devotees visit here to the temples with exquisite architectural brilliance. Belur and Halebidu have many tourist attractions to offer both for religious as well as the leisure tourists.
Attraction of Halebidu
Here the Hoysala Empire, the temples in Belur, the Chennakesava temple and the Veeranarayana temple, Vaishnavism are the most popular destination.
Chikmagalur is popularly known as the “Land of Coffee”. It is a district state in Karnataka. This is a hill station in southwest India with Baba Budangiri in North. This place has holy caves and Mullayangiri Peak. Chikmagalur also offers to witness wildlife sanctuary and it is a very beautiful home to elephants, tigers, and leopards.
The place is very famous for its aromatic coffee and tea plantation and breath-taking Hebbe falls. With a serene atmosphere and nature all around with lush green forests, beautiful mountains, and this place is a very peaceful stop to the people of all generations.
Attraction of Chikmagalur
Major attractions in the land of coffee are coffee museum, Mullayangiri peak, Baba Budangiri, kudurekhajamly, Mahatma Gandhi Park, etc.
Goa is a coastline stretched against the Arabian sea. This state is India’s smallest state and covers an area of 3702 sq km. It had colonial rule of Portuguese. Goa is famous for tropical spice plantation and 17th century preserved churches. The vibrancy of Goa is irresistible for party lovers. The city is packed with beaches, parties, alcohol, and fun let people loose their cool for once. There are lists of adventure things can be done in Goa like water sports, scuba diving, etc.
Major attraction of Goa
The major attraction in the Goa is Baga beach, Calangute beach, Dudhsagar falls, Anjuna Beach, Chapora forts, se Cathedral church, Cabo de Rama, etc.