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Golden Chariot Marks 100th Trip with Splendor of the South Journey

By Harren Lee on Nov 17, 2012

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The Golden Chariot Luxury Train Exterior

Golden Chariot, the first and only luxury train running in South India, has completed its 100th  trip with the Splendor of the South journey on November 12. Till now, the only luxury train to achieve this benchmark is the Palace on Wheels, owned and managed by Rajasthan Tourism and Development Corporation (RTDC). The Splendor of the South journey that commenced on November 12 will reach its final destination on November 19.

Golden Chariot was launched on 10th March, 2008. The luxury train offers two trips- Pride of the South and Splendor of the South. While Pride of the South covers the destinations in Karnataka, the Splendor of the South covers Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. During its initial run, Golden Chariot witnessed an occupancy rate of 42 to 50%. However in the last two trips, the train has registered better collections due to excessive promotion done in India and the abroad.

During its 100th trip, the Golden Chariot had 86 passengers on board with the maximum percentage of domestic tourists than foreign one. According to  Mr. Srinivas, project director, Golden Chariot, the luxury train will reach its break even point next year which is quite early than Palace on Wheels as it took 9 years to reach that stage.

Harren Lee

Harren Lee is working with Indian Luxury Train in the capacity of Senior Editor for last 2 years.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012

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