Note :: This train operates from October till March Every Year


Places Covered     Bangalore - Kabini/Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa – Bangalore.

Tour Details           7 Nights / 8 Days


The Golden Chariot  Pride of The South Train Tour starts on every Monday of the week from Bangalore and ends in Bangalore on             every Monday morning respectively.


The land once ridden by formidable armies is now traversed by the world's most unique railway - The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South beckons you to discover worlds that are enriched with history and culture. Recline and relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty. We present The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South - a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow in a magical land... that is Karnataka























Day 01 : Bangalore

1600 Hr (4 p.m)

 Report in Lobby of Hotel Taj West End for Check-In formalities of Golden Chariot train, followed by high tea & brief train tour presentation


1730 - !930Hrs

Visit Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery ,followed by cultural program


2000 Hrs

 Arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 Traditional Indian welcome  at Railway Station and escorted to respective cabins.

2100 Hrs

 Train departs & Dinner on board.


Day 02 : Drive Mysore/Kabini Lodge

11 a.m.

Board AC Vehicles from Mysore Railway station with overnight clothes for stay at Forest Lodge Near Nagarhole Tiger Reserve


Reach Kabini Forest by 1 p.m. & Check into Govt.Jungle Lodge . After Lunch,proceed for jungle excursion/boat ride Return in the evening for wildlife film. Dinner and overnight at Jungle Lodge.


Day 03 : Mysore

0630 Hrs

Boat ride/jungle excursion

0930 Hrs

After breakfast,check out from lodge & depart back for Mysore station

1130 Hrs

Board back on Golden Chariot, followed by lunch.

1500 Hrs

Proceed to visit Mysore Palace & Srirangapatnam Fort, followed by shopping

1900 Hrs

Cultural show followed by dinner at Lalita Mahal Palace Hotel

2200 Hrs

Reach railway station to board train


Day 04 : Thursday : Jain Monolith & Hosalya Temple Architecture

0600 Hrs

Train Depart from Mysore for Hassan

0815 Hrs

Your train Arrive at Hassan Railway station

0900 Hrs

Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola.

(Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to experience can stay back on board The Golden Chariot. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost)

1300 Hrs

Lunch on board The Golden Chariot

1500 Hrs

Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing

1915 Hrs

Back onboard The Golden Chariot

1945 Hrs

Depart to Hospet

Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot


Day 05 : Hampi Temples & Vijayanagara Palace

0600 Hrs

Train Arrives at Hospet Railway Station.

0830 Hrs

After breakfast depart for Hampi sightseeing: Virupaksha Temple. Queens’s Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts bazaar.

1300 Hrs

Return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch.

1500 Hrs

Depart for sightseeing: Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple. Illuminated Vittala Temple.

2000 Hrs

Back onboard The Golden Chariot.

Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.


Day 06 : Badami Caves & Pattadakal Temples

0500 Hrs

Train Departs from Hospet Railway Station for Badami

0830 Hrs

Your train arrives at Badami Railway station

0900 Hrs

Depart after breakfast for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal

1330 Hrs

Return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch

1400 Hrs

Depart for Goa.

Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard The Golden Chariot: Spa, Gym

Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.

Reach Goa post midnight.


Day 07 : Sunday : Goa

0930 Hrs

Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot

1000 Hrs

Depart for sightseeing

1100 Hrs

Visit the famous churches of old Goa

1215 Hrs

Visit an old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for tea/coffee and cookies; shopping at the emporium

1400 Hrs

Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch

1500 Hrs

An Ayurvedic massage, a visit to the casino, a dip in the pool / beach, etc. (Ayurvedic massage and casino charges extra as applicable)

1800 Hrs

Depart from the resort

1915 Hrs

Return to The Golden Chariot.

Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

2100 Hrs

Depart for Bangalore


Day 08 : Bangalore Return


Tours ends on arrival at Yashwantpura Railway station by 1130 hrs


IMPORTANT  The Day to Day Schedule may be changed at short notice by the Train Manager, to suit local logistics.








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