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Pride of Karnataka

Bangalore – Bandipur - Mysore - Halebid and Chikkamagaluru - Hampi (Hospet) - Goa - Bangalore (Return)
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Duration

5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Overview

Spanning 6 days and 7 nights, Pride of Karnataka is an enchanting journey. Beginning in Bangalore, the luxury tour takes you across tigers abode Kabini, avian haven Srirangapatna, imperial Mysore, colossal Shravanabelagola, an architectural wonderland of Belur, Halebidu, Hampi, Badami, and Pattadakal, and tiny emerald Goa.

The proud cultural heritage and topographical diversity of the state of Karnataka, along with the sun-kissed beaches of the tiny emerald of Goa, is on display during the 6 nights and 7 days itinerary of the Golden Chariot named the Pride of Karnataka.
Beginning from the Garden City Bangalore, this luxury train crisscrosses fascinating terrains traveling through lush landscapes near Kabini from their on-the-train travels to a series of heritage and architectural sites, including the royal Mysore, heritage Hassan, Hospet, and Badami and then on to the creamy beaches of Goa.
Throughout the journey, the state-of-the-art amenities, impeccable hospitality, and cozy interiors keep you pampered on board as you travel hassle-free from one fascinating destination to another.
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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Bangalore – Bandipur
Day 1 - Bangalore – Bandipur

On your arrival in the city of Bangalore, you have to arrive at 08:30 hours at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station.

After a traditional welcome by the train staff, you will be ushered to your royal cabins. The train will depart from Bangalore (Yeshwanthpur Railway Station) at 09:45 hrs.

High tea will be organized for all guests aboard the Golden Chariot, and after the tour briefing, onboard the guests will proceed for the scrumptious lunch. Your train will reach Nanjangud town at 13:30 hours, and you will deboard. At 14:45 hrs, you will head towards Bandipur National Park, located 50 km(1 hr 30 minutes approx.) away from Nanjangud. Enjoy your evening safari at the national park between 16:30 and 18:30, then return to your train by 20:15 and have dinner. The train will now proceed towards Mysore. Train stationed at Mysore station for overnight.

Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.

Day 2 - Mysore
Day 2 - Mysore

Relish your breakfast served aboard the Golden Chariot. Later, deboard at Mysore Railway Station. You will be taken to visit the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace, the home of the royal Wodeyar Dynasty. After a quick visit, you will be returned to the train for lunch.

Then you can visit the Srirangapatnam (optional). You will be taken on a short coach trip to Srirangapatnam, the capital of South India's tiger, Tipu Sultan. Explore Dariya Daulat, Tipu mausoleum, and drive through the fort while sightseeing. Later proceed for shopping in Mysore; the city is famous for silk Sarees, sandalwood, incense, coffee powder, and brass artifacts. After shopping, return to your train and enjoy a delicious dinner at 20:00 before the train proceeds to Banavar.

Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

Day 3 - Halebid and Chikkamagaluru
Day 3 - Halebid and Chikkamagaluru

Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast. Arrive at the Banavar Railway station, where you deboard the Golden Chariot at 08:00 hours and proceed for a sightseeing tour of Halebidu. This city is blessed with magnificent temple complexes of the 10th century Hoysala architecture. Explore and appreciate the intricate workmanship of the sculptures, frescoes, and ornate pillars.

Return to the train by 11:00 hours and then proceed to Chikkamagaluru. Savor a sumptuous lunch and deboard the train upon your arrival at Chikkamagaluru station. Proceed for the Coffee Plantation tour. Enjoy the time here and devour the dinner.

Return to the train for an overnight stay as the train travels towards Hampi.

Day 4 - Hampi (Hospet)
Day 4 - Hampi (Hospet)

On the 4th day of the vacation, guests aboard the Golden Chariot itinerary will head toward Hampi. Enjoy the lavish spread of breakfast as the train chugs towards your destination. Hampi, the UNESCO World Heritage site, displays the splendors of the erstwhile capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Check out the wonderful Hemakuta Hill, Virupaksha temple, Queens Bath, Elephant stables, Royal enclosure, and Hazara Rama Temple. Take a break for lunch and return to the Golden Chariot. The train will proceed to Goa in the evening.

Savor the delectable dinner on Golden Chariot and overnight stay.

Day 5 - Goa
Day 5 - Goa

On the 5th day of the Golden Chariot trip, arrive at Karmali railway station in Goa. India's smallest state offers enchanting beaches as its specialty, but plenty of other attractions exist. After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour.

Sightseeing in Goa must include its UNESCO World Heritage sites and its elegant churches. Visit the famous churches of Old Goa and museums. Walkthrough the Old Portuguese house, now an emporium for shopping and refreshments. As the train continues to Madgaon, lunch will be provided onboard. In the evening, there will be a Gala Dinner at a hotel located in South Goa.

Return to the Golden Chariot by 21:45 hours. The train will proceed to Yeshwanthpur at 22:30 hrs.

Overnight stay on board.

Day 6 - Bangalore (Return)
Day 6 - Bangalore (Return)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast served on the train before your Golden Chariot journey ends. The luxury train will return you to Yeshwanthpur Railway Station in Bangalore, completing your full-circle journey with the Golden Chariot.


Price Table

Pride of Karnataka 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

Pride of Karnataka 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

Pride of Karnataka Schedule For Season 2023-24 & 2024-25

Month

Departure Dates

September, 2023

30

October, 2023

28

November, 2023

25

December, 2023

23

January, 2024

20

February, 2024

17

October, 2024

19

November, 2024

16

December, 2024

14

January, 2025

4

February, 2025

1

March, 2025

1

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

Bangalore – Bandipur - Mysore - Halebid and Chikkamagaluru - Hampi (Hospet) - Goa - Bangalore (Return)

FAQs

What destinations are included in the Pride of Karnataka itinerary?
Ans : The Pride of Karnataka covers the following destinations: Bengaluru – Bandipur - Mysore – Halebidu – Chikmagalur - Hampi - Badami – Goa.
What facilities does the Pride of Karnataka luxury train include?
Ans : The cost of the Pride of Karnataka covers your accommodation on the train, the meals, the sightseeing tours, and entrance fees to monuments, parks, palaces, and other attractions.
How can I book the Pride of Karnataka train ticket?
Ans : With Indian Luxury Trains, the booking process is quite simple and quick. Just click this link and submit your details. Our travel expert will contact you as soon as possible and confirm your luxury train ticket.

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What is the cost of booking the Pride of Karnataka train ticket?
Ans : The Pride of Karnataka has two types of occupancy - Deluxe Cabin and Single Supplement. The ticket price for the deluxe cabin is USD 875, and for a single person, it's USD 657.

*This price is for the season 2022-23. For more details, refer to the table above.
How long is the Pride of Karnataka tour ticket?
Ans : The Pride of Karnataka train operates for 6 nights and 7 days, starting in Bengaluru and ending in Goa.

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