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Jewels of South

Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi - Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur & Chettinad – Kumarakom – Cochin

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour


Jewels of South is a well-planned journey spanning over 6 nights and 7 days. Commencing from the capital of Karnataka, Bengaluru, the luxury train tour gives you insights into cultural and natural wonders before ending in Cochin, a city in Kerala. The tour covers famous tourist destinations in South India, such as Mysore, Hampi, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, Chettinad, Alleppey/Kumarakom, and Cochin.

Jewels of South is a  6 Nights and 7 Days tour offering travelers a luxury experience while exploring the cultural heritage and topographical diversity in different cities of the Southern Indian states Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

After your luxury tour goes on wheels in Bangalore, you will reach imperial Mysore the same day. You will enjoy your meals onboard with lovely views and a comfortable journey. The next day as the train reaches Hampi, you will explore the UNESCO world heritage sites and then the train will head towards the proud cultural heart of India Tamil Nadu.

The luxury train journey allows you to explore heritage temples and palaces in Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Chettinad before moving to Kerala. You will enjoy sightseeing in Fort Kochi and cruising on Kerala backwater that offers a lifetime experience to the travelers.

During the tour, you will enjoy excellent hospitality and comfortable interiors with modern amenities that make the journey hassle-free as you travel from one captivating destination to another.

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Day 1 - Bengaluru to Mysore
Day 1 - Bengaluru to Mysore

Receive a warm welcome at the Yeshwantpur Railway Station at around 09:00 AM. After completing the registration and the briefing session, move towards Mysore. Enjoy your lunch on board before de boarding the train in Mysore at around 3:00 PM. After you reach the past kingdom of Great Tipu Sultan, proceed to visit the Mysore Palace. Admire the beautiful architecture and learn about its history while exploring this priceless national treasure designed by British architect Henry Irwin. This is one of the biggest palaces in India with exquisite carvings and artwork from all over the world.

After the exploration return to your train. Have your dinner on board as the train proceeds to Hampi.

Day 2 - Hampi
Day 2 - Hampi

Day 2 of the luxury train journey is reserved for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hampi. Enjoy delectable breakfast on board before you proceed to visit Hampi, the past capital of the Vijaynagara kingdom on the bank of the River Tungabhadra. Admire excellent craftmanship of monolithic sculptures and monuments while visiting the sites of ruins that tell the story of the ancient Hindu kingdom of Vijaynagar. After the excursion, return to the train and have your lunch. In the evening, you can go for an optional visit to the Anegundi, a lovely village on the other side of the Tungabhadra. Then return and have your dinner as the train moves to Mahabalipuram.

Day 3 - Mahabalipuram
Day 3 - Mahabalipuram

Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board as you arrive at the Chengalpattu Railway Station in Tamil Nadu. Then proceed to visit the Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mahabalipuram. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu showcases great architectural work of the Pallavas. Overlooking the shore of the Bay of Bengal, the 8th-century temple is built with blocks of granite. Here you can see Lord Vishnu in a lying posture. After exploration, enjoy your lunch at one of the best hotels and return to the train. In the evening, complete your dinner on board as the train moves to Thanjavur.

Day 4 - Thanjavur and Chettinad
Day 4 - Thanjavur and Chettinad

Today as the train enters the cultural town in Tamil NaduThanjavur, you complete your breakfast and proceed to visit the BrihadeshwaraTemple. This beautiful temple on the bank of the Kaveri River is a UNESCO world heritage site. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the largest temples in South India showcasing the brilliance of Dravidian architecture. Then return and have your lunch as the train proceeds to Chettinad; famous for its cuisine, temples, and mansions. In the evening as the train reaches Chettinad, visit the Athnagudi tile factory and Chettinadu mansions. Then return and have your dinner as the train moves to Cochin.

Day 5 - Cochin
Day 5 - Cochin

On day 5, Port city Cochin welcomes you to enjoy the colonial charm, traditional menus, Kathakali Dance, etc. Have your breakfast on board and head to the Fort Kochi. Visit the Mattancherry Palace also known as Dutch Palace. The palace depicts the life of Kings of Kochi through beautiful Kerala Murals. You can walk along the colonial streets of Fort Kochi lined with traditional shops. Then return to the train and have your lunch. In the evening, you can go for an optional visit to the St. Francis Church, one of the oldest European churches in India constructed in 1503. Also, explore the Chinese Fishing Nets, a unique and spectacular way of catching fishes. Then return and have your dinner as the train moves to Kumarakom.

Day 6 - Kumarakom
Day 6 - Kumarakom

On day 6, the train reaches Kumarakom, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerala for backwater cruising and Ayurveda retreat. Have your breakfast on the train and proceed to board the houseboat to cruise on the Kerala backwater. Sink in heavenly delight as you sail on the serene backwater with views of coconut groves, charming villages, paddy fields, colorful birds, etc. Thereafter, return to the train and have your dinner as you move back to Bangalore.

Day 7 - Bengaluru
Day 7 - Bengaluru

Welcome to the Garden City again where your Jewels of South tour comes to end. Have your breakfast and de board the train bidding farewell to your co-passengers.

Note : -

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.

Price Table

Jewels of South Tariff For Season 2023-24 & 2024-25

Occupancy Type

Price (Per Person Per Night)

Total Amount (6 Nights)

Deluxe Cabins

USD 875

USD 5250

Single Supplement

USD 657

USD 3940

Jewels of South Tariff For Season 2023-24 & 2024-25

Occupancy Type

Price (Per Person Per Night)

Total Amount (5 Nights)

Deluxe Cabins

USD 948

USD 4740

Single Supplement

USD 712

USD 3560


Jewels of South Schedule Schedule For Season 2023-24 & 2024-25


Departure Dates

October, 2023


November, 2023


December, 2023


January, 2024


February, 2024


March, 2024


October, 2024


November, 2024


December, 2024


January, 2025


February, 2025



  • The tariff of this luxury train includes accommodation on board, the meals, the sightseeing trips, and the entrance fees (while entering monuments, parks, palaces and other sightseeing locations).
  • The fare of the Golden Chariot does not comprise of tips, phone calls, and camera fees in the sightseeing locations, SPA car and Business car facilities, liquor as well as laundry.

Tour's Location

Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi - Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur & Chettinad – Kumarakom – Cochin


How much do a Jewels of South ticket cost?
Ans : The price of luxury train Jewels of South depends on the occupancy type. For a deluxe cabin, the price is USD 875 per person per night, and for a single supplement, the price is USD 657 per person per night.

*Note that this price is for the season 2022-23.
How long do the Jewels of South journey last?
Ans : Jewels of South train runs for 6 nights and 7 days, starting in Bengaluru and ending in Cochin.
What facilities are provided to the guests of Jewels of South?
Ans : As this is a luxury train, the guests are provided with cozy and well-decorated twin/double-bedded cabins with attached bathrooms. A personal attendant is provided that caters to your needs. An English-speaking guide conducts all tours. Also, entrance fees to monuments, parks, and other places are included. For more details, contact the Indian Luxury Trains team.
Which are the destinations covered in the Jewels of South tour?
Ans : Jewels of South train runs in South India through the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

Jewels of South train route: Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi - Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur & Chettinad – Kumarakom – Cochin.
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Based on 1 review
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Lynette la mere

best part of our trip

we loved our trip on the Luxury train, the Golden Chariot. The memories are just a dream, I'd go back to india to do that trip again and I tell everyone is was just wonderful. Like going back in time and seeing places rarely seen by tourists or even wealthy indians. Its a lifetime must! The food, the FOOD! the staff the train it was all amazing.
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