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The Golden Chariot – Pride of The South – Introduction

The Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots in the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa. It is named after the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple at Hampi.

There are 19 coaches on the train are coloured purple and gold, and sport the logo of a mythological animal with the head of an elephant and a body of a lion. The Golden Chariot operates weekly and had its maiden commercial run on March 10, 2008.

The Golden Chariot is run by KSTDC – Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, a Government of Karnataka undertaking.

Tours offered by The Golden Chariot

The train offers a 7-day/8-night tour of Bangalore, Kabini, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet, Badami and Goa, before returning to Bangalore. The tourist attractions visited include the Nagarhole National Park, Mysore Palace, Srirangapatna forts, Hoysaleswara Temple, Gomateshwara and the Badami Cave Temples. Passengers have the option to start their trips from either Bangalore or Goa. The Golden Chariot offers you two memorable itineraries: Pride of the South and Southern Splendour.

Pride of the South
The Golden Chariot transports you to the worlds of mythology, heritage, worship, natural wonders, wildlife, adventure, beaches and more. Spanning 7 nights and 8 days, the ‘Pride of the South’ itinerary begins with Bangalore and encompasses tiger-stalked Kabini, avian paradise Srirangapatna, majestic Mysore, colossal and monolithic Shravanabelagola, transcendent architectural marvels Belur and Halebid, imperial Hampi, sublime Badami and Pattadakal, and finally, the glorious beaches of Goa!

Southern Splendour
This is a truly breathtaking experience spread over 7 nights and 8 days, linking some of South India’s most unique and exciting destinations. It covers three states and brims over with awe-inspiring moments. On its Southern Splendour run, The Golden Chariot starts out from Bangalore, the Garden City, taking you first to Chennai, a modern city exceptional for its allegiance to ancient traditions. Moving on, you find yourself at Puducherry, where serenity is redefined. In the ancient temple towns of Thanjavur and Madurai, you will encounter marvels of architecture and heritage. And thence to Kerala, God’s Own Country, and the ineffable scenic beauty of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and coastal Kochi. Finally, its back to home base Bangalore.

Facilities in The Golden Chariot Luxury Train

The Golden Chariot offers accommodation in 44 cabins in 11 coaches that are named after dynasties that ruled the region: Kadamba, Hoysala, Rashtrakuta, Ganga, Chalukya, Bahamani, Adil Shahi, Sangama, Satavahana, Yadukula and Vijayanagar. It also has two restaurants, a lounge bar, and conference, gym and spa facilities. It is the only train in India to have onboard Wi-Fi connectivity, and satellite antennae providing live television service in the cabins.

Golden Chairot Luxury Tour Package Costing and Price

PRIDE OF SOUTH

April 2011 – March 2012 (For Indian nationals only)
Occupancy Type Per person / night (INR) Total for 7 nights per person (INR)
Single 20000 140000
Double 15000 105000
Triple 12000 84000
April 2011 – March 2012 (For International travellers)
Occupancy Type Per person / night
(USD)
Total for 7 nights per person
(USD)
Single 685 4795
Double 495 3465
Triple 400 2800

SOUTHERN SPLENDOUR

April 2011 – March 2012 (For Indian nationals only)
Occupancy Type Per person / night
(INR)
Total for 7 nights per person
(INR)
Single 24000 168000
Double 18000 126000
Triple 15000 105000
April 2011 – March 2012 (For International travellers)
Occupancy Type Per person / night
(USD)
Total for 7 nights per person
(USD)
Single 755 5285
Double 570 3990
Triple 495 3465

Note

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)
10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.

Service Tax @ 2.58% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms.

Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.

The Tariff includes:

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.

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

Reservation Policy:
In case of FITs:
– 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
– Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:
– 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
– Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy
In case of FITs:
– 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
– 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
– 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
– 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

In case of Group:
– 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
– 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
– 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
– 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 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 will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

Contact details for online booking of luxury train tours in India with The The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot
Tourism House, KSTDC, No. 8,
Pappanna Lane, St Marks,
Bangalore 560 001.
Tel : +91 80 43464340, +91 80 43464342

KSTDC
No. 49, 2nd Floor West Entrance,
Khanija Bhavan, Race Course Road,
Bangalore – 560 001.
KARNATAKA, INDIA.
Telephone: 91-080-22352901 / 22352902 / 22352903,
Fax 080 22352963

Official website of The Golden Chariot Luxury Train: http://www.goldenchariot.org/

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