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Pristine beaches, wildlife parks and astonishing architectural and World Heritage sites along with cultural immersions & insider experiences: The Golden Chariot luxury trains travel in India is about this and more.

At a Glance

Tour Duration 6 Nights / 7 Days
Bengaluru – Bandipur - Mysore – Halebidu – Chikmagalur - Hampi - Badami – Goa
SEASON Oct to Apr
DISTANCE COVERED 2,588 kms approx

The Golden Chariot offers tastefully crafted luxury train tours in South India. An initiative of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), the Golden Chariot travels to an array of World Heritage Sites, wildlife sanctuary, spectacular palaces and cultural sites in South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.

This Indian luxury train comes equipped with state of the art amenities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, live television and en-suite washrooms. The train also comes with 2 dining cars, a bar & a lounge and fitness center and spa.

With interior decor inspired from the Hoyasala and Mysore tradition of architecture, this luxury train transports the guest into a bygone era of elegant train traveling.

Relax in privacy of your cabin even as the breakfast is served to you every morning. Wake up at a different destination each day, watch the landscape spool by through the panoramic window as you embark on one of the most unforgettable chug across destinations in South India

With all inclusive itineraries which include an array of unique experiences, embark on a voyage through the sand of times as you travel in style aboard this luxury train in South India.

About the Train

This award-winning train is an opportunity to discover the famous destinations of South India with unique travel experiences. The Golden Chariot provides well-crafted tours that make your entire journey joyful and comfortable. This train is an initiative of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC).

Golden Chariot covers three itineraries – Pride of Karnataka, Jewels of South, and Glimpses of Karnataka. The durations of these itineraries are between 4 to 7 days. This train will take you into a bygone era with elegant train journeys that showcase the diversity of the South Indian states in the shortest possible time. The itineraries of this luxury train include heritage, wildlife, nature, spectacular palaces, and luxurious touch.

Throughout the train journey, you will enjoy the facilities like air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet, live television, and an en-suite washroom. Apart from that, this train has two dining cars, a bar & lounge, and a fitness and spa.

The interior of this train is inspired by the Hoysala and Mysore tradition of architecture. You will enjoy relaxing in your cabin that is equipped with modern facilities. Breakfast is served to you every morning in your cabin, and you can have your morning meal while enjoying the landscapes through panoramic windows.

With all-inclusive itineraries which include an array of unique experiences, embark on a voyage through the sand of times as you travel in style aboard this luxury train in South India.

Golden Chariot Covered Destinations

The Golden Chariot train offers you diverse destinations to discover the charm of the past and rediscover yourself innumerable times. Golden Chariot is the best luxury train to explore the cultural and historical aspects of south destinations. This train offers three itineraries that are scheduled for the most incredible South India tour. Golden Chariot covers destinations such as Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. With this train journey, guests can get brief introductions about the history, culture, and tradition of South India.

Train journeys offer you the opportunities to witness the most mesmerizing forts, temples, palaces, and forests. Guests will visit the ancient sites of Hampi, Shravanabelagola, Halebidu, Gadag, Belur, Pattadakal, Badami, and many more. The train journey of Golden Chariot becomes enthralling when you explore the forest of Kabini and the famous places of Goa and Bengaluru.

Golden Chariot Cabins

The Golden Chariot has eleven guest carriages, which are named after the dynasties that ruled South India over several centuries. Each carriage has four deluxe cabins that are a mix of twin and double cabins. Golden Chariot cabins have 13 double Bed Cabins, 30 Twin Bed Cabins, and 1 Cabin for Specially abled.

Each deluxe cabin is air-conditioned with a temperature control facility. Traditional décor combines flawlessly with the modern amenities to offer the best of elegance and pampering to the guests in their warm and suave interiors. Intricate carvings, sylvan décor, and furniture inspired by Mysore and Hoysala architecture are suffused in history narrating eternal tales. Each cabin is equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, LCD television with satellite channels, wardrobes, vanity/writing desk, and attached bathroom with accessories and toiletries.

Details of Golden Chariot Deluxe Cabins

Type of Cabins No. of Cabins Capacity of Passengers
Double Cabins 13 62
Twin Cabins 30 10
Specially Abled 1 2

Golden Chariot Dining

The Golden Chariot has two elegantly appointed restaurants Nalapaka and Ruchi. These restaurants have impressive decor that is inspired by the Halebidu and Hampi style of Architecture. Guests can taste gourmet cuisines in the aesthetically designed interiors. These restaurants are all about timeless beauty, serene ambiance, elegant dining experience, and a touch of great comfort. Nalapaka and Ruchi servedelectable spread of fresh and aromatic vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. You will enjoy the best dining experience on a board train journey with these restaurants.

Nalapaka: Named after the legendary chef, Nala, this in-house restaurant is best visited by guests for its classic ambiance and range of lip-smacking delicacies. The food is mouth-watering and is a treat for your taste buds. You can relish the different cuisines and dishes in this restaurant.

Ruchi: Meaning fine taste in India, Ruchi serves to its guests a comfortable atmosphere to relish Indian culinary delights besides a host of international cuisines as well. The taste and variety of this restaurant of Golden Chariot will blow your mind innumerable times. From tasting the different cuisines to enjoying the atmosphere, everything is finest in this restaurant.

Golden Chariot Lounge & Bar

There is a well-stocked bar in Golden Chariot train that serves home labels as well as international labels. You can experience the vibe of the bygone era while enjoying the sophistication in the bar decor. The bar has an eclectic collection of wine and spirits that you can enjoy with a lovely ambiance.

Madira: Madira is the lounge bar housed within the Golden Chariot that guests visit to unwind and relax after a tiring day of sightseeing and travel. A wide collection of exotic drinks will surely help lift your spirits. The interiors of the bar wonderfully reflect the design of the Mysore Palace. Sitting in this lounge and bar and enjoying your evening is something that will add an extra layer of fun to your trip.

Recreational Zones

This train journey unfolds many shades of experience that you will store in your heart forever. You can explore the tourists' destinations of India to know about the charm of history in elegant ways. Remember, that you can also recreate the luxury, comfort, and adventure in the recreational coach of the Golden Chariot. Apart from exploring the destinations, you can connect with your fitness routine, get an ayurveda spa, and enjoy relaxation in a conference coach on this luxury train.

Arogya Health Centre: This one carriage is fully dedicated to give a touch of fitness in your luxury journey. Arogya is a spa cum Fitness Center that includes traditional Ayurvedic Spa therapies and modern workout machines. There are two rooms for Ayurvedic Massage that will unwind your body.

Conference Coach: Golden Chariot has a conference coach that allows guests to enjoy relaxation comfortably. This coach can easily accommodate up to 30 people, where guests can get to know about the brief history of the places.

Golden Chariot Facilities

This luxury Golden Chariot train provides top-class facilities that reflect heritage, culture, and royalty. From well-designed beautiful interiors to delicious cuisines in restaurants, guests can enjoy the best quality service during their stay on this train. The facilities of Golden Chariot Train offer the experience of really luxurious travel.

The train journey with high-quality service is an ideal way to unravel the charm of the South Indian heritage and glory. Golden Chariot aims to offer its guests a brilliant experience.

Golden Chariot facilities have a wide array that covers modernity which is similar to a luxury 5-Star hotel. In this luxury train, guests will have elegant cabins, multi-cuisine restaurants, A relaxing lounge area, a conference car, and rejuvenating health spa.

This train has earned recognition as one of the seven best luxury trains in the world from Vanity fair Magazine. Its world-class facilities and refined hospitality make your train experience remarkable.

Other Facilities of Golden Chariot

  • Centrally air conditioning
  • Interiors depicting essence of Karnataka
  • LCD television with satellite connection
  • Writing Desk
  • Private Bath
  • Padded beds
  • 1 cabin for the disabled guests aboard the train
  • Butler Service

Golden Chariot Awards

The high-quality service and top-notch facilities make this train journey matchless. This train has earned an award as one of the seven best luxury trains in the world by Vanity Fair Magazine. The interesting part about this achievement is that Golden Chariot won this title within 4 years of its inception. Apart from that, it also won Asia's Leading Luxury Train at The World Travel Awards.

  • Asia’s Leading Luxury Train in 2013 at World Travel Awards
  • One of the Seven best Luxury trains in the World
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