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The Golden Chariot Tour - Pride of South


Welcome aboard The Golden Chariot. South India's first and only luxury tourist train. An exotic journey through Karnataka awaits you. One that stretches across time. And heritage, wildlife and beach destinations. Get ready to experience the wonders of the state in regal splendour. In the comfort of your very own kingdom, The Golden Chariot.


Duration : 7Nights - 8Days
Highlights of the Tour : Bangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Goa, Bangalore

Day 1* :- Bangalore


City Visit Option
  • 03:00 pm Check-in at Taj West End
  • 04:00 pm High-tea at Banquet Hall
  • 05:00 pm Briefing on The Golden Chariot
  • 05:30 pm Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / art gallery
  • 06:30 pm Cultural show
  • 07:00 pm Departure to Yeshwanthpur Railway Station
Eco-resort Experience Option
11 am onwards Check-in at Our Native Village
  • 12:00 noon Lunch
  • 02:30 pm Briefing on The Golden Chariot
  • 03:00 pm Eco-resort tour
  • 03:30 pm Art and culture tour – The Revivalist Movement
  • 04:00 pm Organic farm and herb garden tour
  • 04:30 pm Pottery session, Indian village games & bullock cart rides
Golf Itinerary
  • 01:00 pm Departure to Karnataka Golf Association
  • 01:30 pm Tee off
  • 06:00 pm Snacks/Tea at the Golf course
  • 06:30 pm Departure to Yeswantpur Railway Station
  • 08:00 pm Arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 Traditional Indian welcome Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 09:00 pm Departure to Mysore
  • 11:00 pm Arrival at Mysore

* Travellers can choose any one option.

Day 2 :- Mysore/ Kabini

  • 10:00 am Visit to the Mysore Palace after breakfast**
  • 11:00 am Departure to Kabini
  • 01:00 pm Arrival and lunch at Jungle Lodges & Resorts
  • 03:00 pm Jungle/ boat safari
  • 07:40 pm Screening of wildlife film. Dinner and overnight stay at Jungle Lodges & Resorts.

Day 3* :- Kabini/ Mysore


City Visit Option
  • 06:30 am Boat Safari
  • 09:30 am Departure to Mysore post breakfast
  • 11:30 am Back onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 01:00 pm Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 03:00 pm Mysore sightseeing: Srirangapatna**
  • 07:00 pm Arrival at Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. Cultural show followed by dinner.
  • 10:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
Golf Itinerary
  • 08:30 am Departure to Mysore post breakfast
  • 11:30 am Back onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 01:00 pm Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 02:00 pm A round of Golf at Hotel Lalitha Mahal Palace
  • 07:00 pm Cultural show followed by dinner
  • 10:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot

* Travellers can choose any one option. ** Coach journey

Day 4* :- Hassan


Heritage Tour Option
  • 06:00 am Departure to Hassan
  • 08:15 am Arrival at Hassan
  • 09:00 am Departure to Shravanabelagola for sightseeing#**
  • 01:00 pm Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 02:45 pm Departure to Belur and Halebeedu for sightseeing**
  • 07:15 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
Golf Itinerary
  • 06:00 am Departure to Hassan
  • 08:15 am Arrival at Hassan
  • 09:30 am Departure to Chikmagalur Golf course
  • 11:30 am Tee off
  • 02:30 pm Lunch at Taj Garden Retreat, Chikmagalur
  • 04:00 pm Departure to Hassan
  • 06:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 07:45 pm Departure to Hospet. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.

* Travellers can choose any one option. ** Coach journey
#Note: Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to climb can stay back on board The Golden Chariot.

Day 5 :- Hospet

  • 06:00 am Arrival at Hospet
  • 08:30 am Departure to Hampi** post breakfast Sightseeing tour: Virupaksha Temple, Queens's bath, Elephant stables, local crafts bazaar, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple,
  • 01:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot for lunch
  • 04:30 pm Sightseeing tour: Vittala Temple (The Stone Chariot)
  • 08:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 6 :- Badami

  • 05:00 am Departure to Badami
  • 07:30 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 08:30 am Arrival at Badami
  • 08:40 am Sightseeing tour: Badami Caves and Pattadakal
  • 01:30 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot for lunch
  • 02:00 pm Departure to Goa Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

** Coach journey

Day 7* :- Goa


Heritage Tour Option
  • 09:30 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 10:00 am Sightseeing tour
  • 11:00 am Visit to the churches of old Goa
  • 12:15 pm Tea/coffee at Solar Souto Maior Shopping at the emporium
  • 02:00 pm Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch
  • 03:00 pm onwards Avail of facilities like spa treatments, casino, swimming pool, beach etc.
Golf Itinerary
  • 08:00 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 09:30 am Departure to Intercontinental The Lalit Goa Resort - Golf Course
  • 11:30 am Tee off
  • 02:30 pm Lunch at the hotel
  • 04:00 pm Departure from the resort
  • 05:30 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 07:00 pm Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot Departure to Bangalore

Day 8* :- Bangalore


  • 09:30 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 11:00 am Reach Yeswanthpur Railway Station Farewell by the entire crew

*Travellers can choose any one option.
-Terms and Conditions - Golf Itinerary
-Pricing: An additional charge of USD 125 per person per round of Golf is applicable.
-Conditions: Golf can be included only when a minimum of four guests choose the option.
-Golf itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. Itinerary, destination and scheduled departure may change without prior notice.


The Golden Chariot - Tariff Card (October 2012 - March2013)

PRIDE OF SOUTH

October 2012 - March 2013 (For International travellers)

Occupancy Type Per person / night (USD) Total for 7 nights per person (USD)
Single 754 5278
Double 545 3815
Triple 440 3080

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)
10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year. Service Tax @ 3.09% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.

The Tariff includes
Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot/ travel/all meals / Conducted Sight-seeing Tours/ Entrance fees at Monuments / Parks / Palaces and Cultural Programmes.

The Tariff does not include
Room service, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, SPA Car, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Reservation Policy:

In case of FITs:
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
In case of Group:
  • 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy:

In case of FITs:
  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.
In case of Group:
  • 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:

  • No Show- In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.
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