Pride of South


The Golden Chariot

7 Nights/8 Days 

Bangalore – Kabini – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi – Badami – Goa – Bangalore

Day 1: Bangalore (Monday)
Report in Lobby of Hotel Taj West End by 4pm for Check-In formalities of Golden Chariot Train Tour, followed by high tea,brief train tour presentation & cultural program. Proceed to visit ISKON Hindu Temple,before reaching Yashwantpura Railway Station by 815pm to board the Golden Chariot Train. At 9pm train departs. Dinner is served onboard.

Day 2: Kabini
Morning 10 a.m. pack overnight clothes for Night stay in Jungle Lodge & first drive to visit early 20th Century built Amba Vilas Mysore Palace, whose architecture style is a mix of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput & Gothic structure. View the Durbar Hall Wing & Personal Art Gallery Of former royaly. Later drive 2 hrs to Kabini Forest. Arrive in Kabini by 1.15 pm & check into rooms in Jungle Lodge After lunch & brief rest proceed for Safari to Kabini jungles, abound with herds of Asian Elephants, Sambar & Spooted deer; wild boar,sloth bear gaur & occasional sighting of panther & tiger. Evening return to jungle lodge for screening of wildlife film, followed by campfire & Dinner. Night stay Kabini Jungle Lodge.

Day 3: Mysore
Early morning 630 am proceed for boat ride in Kabini River,to site crocodiles sunning themselves & many hued birds flitting in & out of the forest’s green canopy. Return back to Jungle Lodge for breakfast & check-out by 930 am to drive back to Mysore railway station (2 hrs) to board the train After brief rest & lunch, proceed at 3.30 pm for excursion to 18th Century built Srirangapatnam Fort, On a river bank-Which witnessed many a skirmishes between Popular King Tipu sultan & British Colonial rulers. After Visiting Dariya Daulat & Tipu Mausoleum drive back to Mysore Town & time free for shopping. Later enjoy cultural program & dinner in Lalita Mahal Palace, now converted into a 5 Star Hotel. Return back to train by 10 p.m. & train is stationary at Mysore Station for the Night.

Day 4: Hassan
Early morning train departs from Mysore to Hassan Railway station & at proceed for excursion (1.5 hrs one way) to Shravanabelagola village. Climb 700 steep steps, carved in a stone hillock to view 10th century built statue of Jain Monk Gommateshvara Bahubali an architectural marvel towering 58 feet high,Later, climb down the steep steps to board your bus standing at base of the hillock & drive back to Hassan Railway station to board the train by 1p.m. for lunch & brief rest.
NOTE: Guests unwilling to climb the steep steps can stay back on board The Golden Chariot

From Hassan Railway Station depart at 2.45 pm. for excursion (1.5 hrs one way) to view ancient Hindu temples at Halebedu & Belur. The 12th Century built Belur Temple is dedicated to Hindu God-Lord Vishnu & filled with intricate sculptures of elephants, lions, horses & sensuous dancers. The 12th Century built Halebidu temple complex is dedicated to Hindu God-Lord Shiva ,but were ransacked & looted by Muslim Invaders from north India in 14th Century. The outer walls of the temples contain intricate array of stone sculptures. Return back to Hassan Railway station by 7.15 p.m. for dinner & depart for Hospet.

Day 5: Hampi
From Hospet Railway station at 8.30 a.m. proceed for excursion (30 minutes one way) to UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi Palace ruins. Located amongst awesome granite boulder-strewn landscape, Hampi was the capital of mighty South Indian Vijayanagar Empire in 14th Century-with opulent palaces, marvellous temples, massive fortifications, private baths for royalty, markets, pavilions & stables for Royal Elephants. The city’s merchants traded in diamonds, pearls, fine silks, brocades, horses & much more. Though ransacked by rulers from North India in 16th Century, ruins of these historical monuments have withstood the ravages of man & nature, to evoke memories of regal splendour. Return back to Hospet Railway Station by 1 p.m. to board the train for lunch & brief rest.

At 3.30 p.m. proceed for excursion (30 minutes one way) to 16th century built temple complex of Vithala, dedicated to Hindu God-Lord Vishnu. In courtyard of the main temple is a massive Stone Chariot ,after which Golden Chariot train has been named. The stone wheels of the Chariot can be rotated ,but have been cemented by authorities to avoid damage.

Day 6: Badami
Morning 8.30 a.m. proceed from Badami Railway station for excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Badami caves & Pattadkal Temple Complex Carved out of sandstone hills, the 7th century built Badami Cave temples are dedicated to Hindu religious sects of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu & Budha and Jain Faiths. Highlight of the cave sculptures is a 18 armed Lord Shiva in Tandav dancing pose.

The Pattadakal Temple complex, built between 7th to 9th Century offers 10 temples built in fusion of various Indian Architectural Styles. There are numerous Kannada language inscriptions on the temple walls. Return back to Badami Railway Station by 130 pm & depart for Goa, Lunch & Dinner onboard Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the country side.

Day 7: Goa
Train arrives in Goa-Vasco de Gama Railway Station early Morning 1 a.m. At 10 a.m. proceed for sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Goa Churches. Founded in 15th century by Muslim Rulers of Bijapur Sultanate & capital of Portuguese Colonial rulers from early 16th to mid 19th century, town of Old Goa is famous for it’s churches affiliated to various congregations, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of S. Caetano, and notably, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier, Later visit Old Portuguese House & time free for shopping By 2 p.m. reach luxury beach resort for lunch & at leisure. Option to enjoy sea sports activities at extra cost. Depart from Beach Resort at 5.30 p.m. & drive back to Vasco De Gama Railway Station (1 hr) To board the train & depart

Day 8: Bangalore
Train reach Yeshwanthpura Railway Station Bangalore by 11.30 a.m. and Farewell by the entire crew.

  • Overnight Stay & travel onboard train in Exclusive AC sleeping chambers with private attached bathrooms
  • Daily 3 meals(wide array or vegetarian & non vegetarian cuisine)
  • Packaged drinking water
  • Group sightseeing tours in AC Buses with English speaking Guides
  • Complimentary use of onboard gymnasium & Wi-Fi connection restricted to public areas
  • Cultural programs Still Camera & Entrance fees at monuments & wild life parks

  • Professional/Video Camera fees at monuments; Room Service
  • Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic beverages
  • Use of Spa & business car facility
  • Telephone calls, Laundry
  • Tips
  • Porter fees and all other expenses of personal nature

Cost Per Cabin (taxes extra) 7 Nights Train Tour 

Occupancy Type

Number of Persons

In Rupees-for Foreign Passport Holders
(with appx. equivalent Value in US$)

For Indian Nationals (in Rs.)

On Single Occupancy


Rs. 3,85,000/-
(appx. US$ 6135 )


On Double Occupancy


Rs. 6,30,000/-
(appx. US$ 10,040)


On Triple Occupancy


Rs. 6,30,000/-
(appx. US$ 10,040)

Rs. 3,78,000/-

  • Train Tour will operate subject to MINIMUM Eleven Passengers - Or advance received will be refunded
  • 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 24 Dec depart
  • Total Journey is of 7 Nights from Bangalore/Bangalore BUT option to book minimum Three Nights Part Journey of Choice & pay accordingly
  • Only on Day 2/Tuesday Night, Guests stay Off board-in Jungle Lodge at Kabini
  • Add 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 24 Dec depart
  • Add Govt. Taxes Extra-as applicable on date of journey
  • Maximum Three Persons of five years & above can book for 1 Cabin
  • Option to book Double Occupancy Cabin either with Single Large Queen Size Bed Or Two Separate Beds(viz. Twin Bedded)
  • Children<5 years are COMPLIMENTARY without bed
  • Children<12 years are Charged 50% of Adult Cost & provided bunker bed
  • Total Journey is of 7 Nights from Bangalore/Bangalore ,BUT option to book Minimum Three Nights part Journey & pay accordingly
  • Scheduled depart will operate SUBJECT to minimum Eleven Passengers or advance received will be refunded
  • In Pride of South Journey -On Day 2/Tuesday Night Guests stay OFF BOARD-in jungle lodge at Kabini & excursion to Kabini Tiger Reserve is included in package cost

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