Golden Chariot -
Jewels of South

6 Nights / 7 Days

Overview

The Golden Chariot offers an attractive sojourn across Karnataka and Kerala, aptly christened as the The Jewels of South. Commencing on Sunday from Bangalore and going through the ruins of Hampi, UNESCO World Heritage site – Shore Temple to Cochin , Backwaters of Kumarakom and concluding back in Bangalore, the following Saturday, the Jewels of South tour offers to its visitors an 7 day itinerary of pure fun. Capture the essence of Karnataka and Kerala through this journey and carry back fond memories to remember for long.

Highlights

  • Mysore Palace
  • The Ruins at Hampi, A UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
  • Visit to Chettinadu mansions
  • Watch dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue
  • Houseboat cruising on the backwaters

Bangalore

Mysore

Hampi

Mahabalipuram

Kumarakom

Kochi

Thanjavur

Chettinadu

Tour Route

Bengaluru

Mysore

Hampi

Mahabalipuram

Thanjavur and Chettinad

Cochin

Kumarakom

Bengaluru

Train Stations

Check-in Venue & Timing – Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Bangalore/ 0830 hrs
Departure Station & Timing – Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Bangalore/ 0930 hrs
Arrival Station & Timing – Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Bangalore/ 0800 hrs

The train operates between October to April only. Please refer to the available dates below.

February, 2022 – 06
March, 2022 – 06, 20

October, 2022 – 09, 30
November, 2022 – 20
December, 2022 – 11
January, 2023 – 01, 22
February, 2023 – 12
March, 2023 – 05, 26

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7

Bengaluru to Mysore

The luxury journey of The Golden Chariot starts in Bangalore the capital of Karnataka at around 09:00 AM. After receiving a warm welcome at the Yeshwantpur Railway Station complete the registration and board the train. After the briefing session, have your lunch as the train moves towards Mysore. Reach Mysore at around 3:00 PM and visit the Mysore Palace. After exploration, return to the train and complete dinner as you proceed to Hampi.

Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station around 09:00 AM.
Proceed to Mysore after welcome and registration.
Lunch shall be served onboard.
Proceed to visit the Mysore Palace at around 3:00 PM.
Return to the train for dinner as the train proceeds to Hampi.

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Hampi

After enjoying the breakfast on the train, go for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site in Hampi. Admire the craftsmanship of the Vijaynagara kingdom by visiting the ruins of temples and palaces. Then return to train for lunch. In the evening, take an optional visit to Anegundi a charming village on the bank of Tungabhadra. Then, return to the train and complete dinner as you proceed to Mahabalipuram.

After onboard breakfast.
Proceed to visit the capital of Vijaynagara kingdom – Hampi.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the ruins tell a tale of opulence and grandeur.
Return to train for lunch.
Evening optional excursion to Anegundi.
Dinner shall be served onboard as train proceeds to Mahabalipuram.

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Mahabalipuram

Have your breakfast and proceed to visit the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram as the train enters Chengalpattu Railway Station. This UNESCO World Heritage site is named so because the temple overlooks the shore of the Arabian Sea. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu was constructed by the Pallavas with great architectural brilliance. After the excursion, have your lunch at one of the best places and return to the train. In the evening, complete dinner as you proceed to Thanjavur.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast onboard as the train arrives into Chengalpattu Railway Station.
Proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site – Shore Temple.
Followed by lunch at an exclusive venue.
Return to the train for dinner as the train proceeds to Thanjavur.

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Thanjavur and Chettinad

Have your breakfast and proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brihadeshvara Temple. This is one of the biggest temples in South India dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the architectural excellence of the Dravidian style and back to the train for lunch. The train proceeds to Chettinad and in the evening, visit the Athnagudi tile factory and Chettinadu mansions. Complete the dinner onboard as the train proceeds to Cochin.

Proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Brihadeshvara Temple.
Lunch shall be served onboard as the train proceeds to Chettinad.
In the evening proceed to visit the Athnagudi tile factory followed by visit to Chettinadu mansions.
Dinner shall be served onboard as the train proceeds to Cochin.

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Cochin

Have your breakfast on the train and proceed to explore the Mattancherry Palace in Fort Kochi. Then go to witness some traditional dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue. Return to the train and have your lunch. In the evening, take an optional excursion to Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church. Complete the dinner onboard as the train proceeds to Kumarakom.

After onboard breakfast.
Proceed to visit the Matancherry Palace in Fort Cochin area after which witness some of the best kept dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue.
Return to the train for lunch.
Optional excursion to Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church.
Enjoy an India evening onboard followed by dinner as it proceeds to Kumarakom.

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Kumarakom

After having onboard breakfast, proceed for a houseboat cruising on the backwaters. Then, enjoy your lunch at an exclusive venue. In the evening, return to the train and have your dinner as it proceeds to Bengaluru.

After onboard breakfast.
Proceed for a cruise on the backwaters followed by lunch at an exclusive venue.
Return to the train as it proceeds to Bengaluru.
Dinner shall be served onboard.

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Bengaluru

Enjoy your breakfast on board as the train arrives at Yeshwantpur Railway Station in Bangalore. Bid farewell to your co-passengers and deboard the train as your Jewels of South tour ends offering you pure delight for the last 7 days.
Breakfast shall be served onboard as the train arrives in Bengaluru

Itinerary, destinations and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
Please contact your Guest Relations Executive for further details, prices and bookings of optional activities.

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Pricing*

Prices Valid from 01 October 2021 Until March 2022 and 01 October 2022 Until March 2023

Prices quoted below are in US Dollars and British Sterling Pounds.

Price Per Person Per Journey (USD / GBP) October 2021 – March 2022 Twin or Double Cabin Single Cabin
Deluxe Cabin $4,200 / £3,652 $7,350 / £6,390
Price Per Person Per Journey (USD / GBP) October 2022 – March 2023 Twin or Double Cabin Single Cabin
Deluxe Cabin $4,620 / £4,015 $8,085 / £7,030
* Terms and Conditions
  1. At Present 5 % GST is levied by Government of India EXTRA ON TOP OF THE TARIFF. Extra Surcharges for departures during Christmas and New Year. 
  2. Prices are subject to change in case of any change or amendment in the Golden Chariot train route.
  3. 5 % GST will be charged extra as applicable.
  4. Itineraries, destinations, venues and scheduled departure are subject to change without prior notice.
  5. All the above prices are on per person per journey on twin sharing basis.
  6. Supplement will apply for Signature Journey, Special occasions such as a New Year, Christmas etc.

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