Pride of the South- The Golden Chariot

The magnificence, the glory and the refined aesthetics – all define this Golden Chariot Train. Beginning from Bangalore, the train chugs through the three states of south including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. A journey through the land of traditions, Tamil Nadu uncovers the ancient heritage of Chennai, Pondicherry, temples at Tanjore and Madurai along side the merging point of three seas at Kanyakumari. Towards the end, the train chugs into the God's own country's surreal experience at Kovalam and backwater trance from Alleppey to Kochi.

Day 1 - Bangalore

3.00 pm to 4.00 pm: Check-in at Taj West End
4.00 pm to 5.00 pm: High Tea at Banquet Hall
5.00 pm to 5.30 pm: Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Dos and Donts, safety and security, etc.
5.30 pm to 6.30 pm: Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery
6.30 pm to 7.30 pm: Cultural Show
8.00 pm: Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, PlatformNo. 6 to a traditional Indian welcome. Dinneronboard The Golden Chariot
9.00 pm: Depart to Mysore

Day 1 - Bangalore Alternate Itinerary*

11:00 am onwards: Check-in at “Our Native Village”
12:00 pm to 2.00pm: Lunch
2.30 pm to 3.00pm: Briefing on The Golden Chariot
3.00 pm to 3.30 pm: What makes us a 100% Eco Resort - Resort Tour
3.30 pm to 4.00 pm: The Revivalist Movement - Art & Culture Tour
4.00 pm to 4.30pm: Living an organic life - Herbal & Medicinal Plant Tour, Organic Farm Tour
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm: Pottery Session, exploring the simplicity of village games, playing Indian village games andBullock Cart rides
6.00 pm to 6.30 pm: Rest and depart to Yeshwantpur Railway Station
*Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Leela Palace check-in and Bangalore sightseeing.

Day 2 - Kabini

MYSORE/ KABINI
10:00AM Visit the Mysore Palace after breakfast
11:00 AM Later depart for Kabini
01:00 pm Reach Jungle Lodges Lunch at the Jungle Lodges
Post Lunch Jungle Safari
07:40pm Screening of wildlife film in the evening Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodges

Day 3 - Mysore (Wednesday)

MYSORE
06:30am Boat Safari
09:30 am After breakfast, depart for Mysore
11:30 am Back on board The Golden Chariot
01:00 pm Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm Mysore sightseeing: A Visit to Srirangapatnam and later some shopping
07:00 pm Reach Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel for a cultural performance followed by dinner.
10:00 pm Back on board The Golden Chariot

Day 4 - Hassan Thursday

06:00 am: Depart from Mysore to Hassan
08:15 am: Arrive at Hassan
09:00 am: 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 climb can stay back on board The Golden Chariot.)
01:00 pm: Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
02:45 pm: Depart for Belur and Halebidu for sightseeing
07:15 pm: Back on board The Golden Chariot
07:45 pm: Depart to HospetDinner on board The Golden Chariot

Day 5 - Hospet

06:00 am: Arrive at Hospet
08:30 am: After breakfast, depart for Hampi sightseeing: VirupakshaTemple, Queens's bath, Elephant stables, local crafts bazaar, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple.
01:00 pm: Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch
04:30 pm: Depart for sightseeing Vittala Temple with the beautiful Stone Chariot.
08:00 pm: Back on board The Golden ChariotDinner on board The Golden Chariot

Day 6 - Badami

05:00 am: Depart from Hospet to Badami
07.30 am: Breakfast on board the Goldenchariot.
08:30 am: Arrive at Badami
08:40 am: SightseeingTour : Badami Caves and Pattadakal.
01:30 pm: Back onboard The Golden Chariot for lunch
02:00 pm: Depart for GoaRelax and enjoy the facilities on board - Spa, Gym, etc.Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Reach Goapast midnight

Day 7 - Goa

09:30 am: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
10:00 am: Depart for sightseeing
11:00 am: Visit the famous churches of old Goa
12:15 pm: Visit an old Portuguese house; Sola Souto Maior for tea / coffee and cookies; shopping at the emporium
02:00 pm: Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch
03:00 pm: An Ayurvedic massage, a visit to the casino, a dip in the pool / beach, etc.
04:00 pm Depart from the resort
05:30 pm Back on Board The Golden Chariot
07:00 pm: Dinner on board The Golden Chariot Depart for Bangalore

Day 8 - Bangalore

09:30 am: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
11:00 am: Reach Yeswanthpur Railway Station
Farewell by the entire crew.

Departure Dates

  MONTHS / YEARS DATES
  Oct 2016 10th
  Nov 2016 7th
  Dec 2016 5th
  Jan 2017 16th
  Feb 2017 13th
March 2017 13th


Tariff and departure details for 2016 - 2017
For International Travellers
Occupancy Type Per person / night (IN $) Total for 7 nights per person (IN $)
Single US$ 790 US$ 5530
Double US$ 590 US$ 4130
Triple US$ 500 US$ 3500
For Indian Nationals Only
Occupancy Type Per person / night (INR) Total for 7 nights per person (INR)
Single 26,000 1,82,000
Double 22,000 1,54,000
Triple 16,000 1,12,000


Note :
» 50% of tariff for children between 5 years and 12 years of age.
» Taxes will be extra as applicable.
» There will be a 10% surcharge levied on the tariff for the trips falling during Christmas and New Year.

Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot / travel / all meals / Conducted Sight-seeing Tours / Entrance fees at Monuments / Parks / Palaces and Cultural Programmes.

Tariff does not include Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, SPA Car, Business Car Facilities and other items of personal nature.

Booking Policy :
a) In case of FITs:-
» 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-
» 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
» Remaining 50% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure of the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
a) In case of FITs:-
» 5% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
» 20% of ticket value between 30 to 59 days prior to departure.
» 100% of ticket value less than 30 days prior to departure.

b) In case of Group and Charter:-
» 10% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
» 100% of ticket value between 0 to 59 days prior to departure.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:-
» No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
» En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
» Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

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