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Golden Chariot to Start Luxury Train Tours in January with Covid-19 Protocols


By Nikhil Chandra on Oct 22, 2020

Golden Chariot - Luxury Train Tours in South India

Golden Chariot is one of the 4 luxury trains in India offering luxury rail journeys in South India. In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic however, the luxury train travel in India were suspended.

Post-Covid-19 Unlock 5.0, the operators KSTDC and IRCTC have announced that the Golden Chariot will restart luxury train tours from January with Covid-19 SoPs and protocols for additional safety and hygiene of the guests as well as staffs.

The Golden Chariot train will run 3 itineraries. The tours on offer are:

Pride of Karnataka Itinerary

Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days

Itinerary Destinations:  Bandipur National Park –Mysuru – Halebid – Chikamangalur – Aihole - Pattadakal - Hampi and Goa

Tariff: For Indian Nationals Only

Occupancy Type Price (Per Person Per Night) Total Amount (6 Nights)
Single Occupancy INR 93372 INR 560230
Double Occupancy INR 53355 INR 320130

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Jewels of South Itinerary

Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days

Itinerary Destinations: Bengaluru – Mysore – Hampi - Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur & Chettinad – Kumarakom – Cochin

Tariff: For Indian Nationals Only

Occupancy Type Price (Per Person Per Night) Total Amount (6 Nights)
Single Occupancy INR 93372 INR 560230
Double Occupancy INR 53355 INR 320130

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Glimpses of Karnataka Itinerary

Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days

Itinerary Destinations:  Bengaluru – Bandipur – Mysore – Hampi

Tariff: For Indian Nationals Only

Occupancy Type Price (Per Person Per Night) Total Amount (3 Nights)
Single Occupancy INR 106710 INR 320130
Double Occupancy INR 60977 INR 182930

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Covid-19 Guidelines for Golden Chariot Luxury Train Tours:

  • All coaches as well as guest luggage (where possible) shall be disinfected periodically during the journey.
  • All tour managers, guides, drivers and other personnel engaged by the IRCTC will undergo periodic medical checks
  • All personnel have also been equipped with sanitisation kits including masks, gloves and sanitisers
  • All guests and staffs will be checked with thermal scanner for temperature at every destination
  • All guests will be scanned with contact-less thermal scanner before boarding the train at each destination
  • All transport vehicles included in the packages for sightseeing will function at a half capacity to maintain social distancing norms
  • Drivers of all the vehicles will disinfect the vehicles before guests board them
  • All guests will have to follow guidelines at heritage sites and monuments
  • All guests will be provided with guidelines and forms in advance before the sightseeing tours and other activities at each destination
  • At every destination, meal settings will be screened for proper hygiene standards by IRCTC personnel
  • Minimal-contact buffet experiences or in-house food will be served wherever possible
  • All guests as well as staffs should maintain social distancing norms aboard the train as well as during sightseeing tours
  • Wearing of face masks in public places is compulsory all the time
  • All guests should carry disinfectant at all times
  • All guests should carry sanitizers at all times

Nikhil Chandra

A savvy traveler and a part of Indian Luxury Trains (ILT) for last 2 years, Nikhil Chandra offers travel advice on a range of issues like when, where and how to travel along with advice on finding best deals and places for a perfect holiday. He is also the luxury travel feature writer for Indian Luxury Trais (ILT).


Posted on Oct 22, 2020

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