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Jewels of South

Bengaluru – Mysore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam – Bengaluru
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Duration

5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Overview


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

By 08:30 in the morning, you have to reach Yashwantpur Railway Station and complete your registration. The train will depart YPR at 09:45 hrs, moving towards Mysore. Enjoy your lunch before deboarding the train in Mysore at around 14:15 hrs. Upon arrival in Mysore at 3:00 PM, proceed to visit the Mysore Palace, the former kingdom of Great Tipu Sultan. Admire the beautiful architecture and learn about its history while exploring this priceless national treasure designed by British architect Henry Irwin. It is one of the largest palace in India, with exquisite carvings and artwork from around the world. After the exploration, return to your train. On board, the train, and enjoy your dinner while traveling to Chengalpattu (CGL).

Day 2 - Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram
Day 2 - Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram

Enjoy breakfast on board as the train arrives at Chengalpattu Railway Station. If you wish, you can explore Kanchipuram in noon. Once you finish exploring Kanchipuram, head back to the train for lunch on board. After lunch, visit the Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mahabalipuram. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu showcases the 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, have your dinner at a beachfront hotel. Now return to the train and starts your journey to Thanjavur.

Day 3 - Thanjavur to Chettinad / Karaikudi
Day 3 - Thanjavur to Chettinad / Karaikudi

As the train enters Thanjavur, a cultural town in Tamil Nadu, finish your breakfast. At 09:00, deboard your train and visit the Brihadeshwara Temple. 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. Afterward, come back and enjoy your lunch while the train continues its journey towards Chettinad. This region is known for its delectable cuisine, stunning temples, and grand mansions. As the train reaches Chettinad, visit the Athnagudi tile factory and Chettinadu mansions in the evening. Once you're done, head back to your train and enjoy your dinner as the train proceeds to Cochin.

Day 4 - Cochin
Day 4 - Cochin

Port City Cochin welcomes you to enjoy the colonial charm, traditional menus, Kathakali Dance, etc. Have your breakfast on board and head to Fort Kochi. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, also known as Dutch Palace. The palace depicts the life of the 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 fish. Then return and have your dinner as the train moves to Kumarakom.

Day 5 - Chertala / Maraikulam
Day 5 - Chertala / Maraikulam

The train reaches Kumarakom, one of Kerala's most popular tourist destinations for backwater cruising and Ayurveda retreat. Have breakfast on the train and 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. Afterward, return to the train and have dinner as you return to Bangalore.

Day 6 - Bengaluru
Day 6 - Bengaluru

Welcome to Garden City again, where your Jewels of South tour ends. Have your breakfast and deboard 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

Schedule

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

Month

Departure Dates

January, 2024

27

February, 2024

24

March, 2024

15

October, 2024

5

November, 2024

2,30

December, 2024

21

January, 2025

18

February, 2025

15

Included/Excluded

  • 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 – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam – Bengaluru

FAQs

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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Bengaluru
Lynette la mere
12/07/2016

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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