Looking for Best Train Rides in India? Try a Golden Chariot Tour

South India is a land of rich cultural heritage and breathtaking landscapes, making it an ideal location for a royal vacation. The IRCTC's Golden Chariot tourist train is one of the best ways to explore South India's treasures. This best train ride in India offers a luxurious way to travel through the scenic beauty of South India while experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

The Golden Chariot is a royal express top train in India that takes tourists through some of the most beautiful destinations in India. The train has received the 'Seven Star Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle award for Best Heritage Experience. Its intricately crafted itineraries include a fun mix of adventure activities, heritage sightseeing, interesting excursions, and cultural experiences that make this journey so special.

Facilities on Board Indian Railways luxury train | Golden Chariot

The train has all of the modern amenities that a royal tourist would expect, such as luxurious cabins, dining cars, and lounge cars.

Cabin Suites

Golden Chariot carriages have a rich history. Carriages where you can get lost in the world of craftsmanship and listen to timeless stories. Sink into a royal bed reminiscent of Mysore Maharajas, and gaze at the intricate carvings on the ceiling, wall panels, and furniture inspired by Mysore and Hoysala architecture. Each guest carriage has four cabins, two of which are twins and two of which are doubles. There are 13 Double Bed Cabins, 30 Twin Bed Cabins, and 1 Specially Abled Cabin among the guest cabins. Each cabin has Wi-Fi, an LCD television, a DVD player, a wardrobe, a vanity/writing desk, and a private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories. Each Cabin is named after a Karnataka dynasty: Kadamba, Hoysala, Rashtrakuta, Ganga, Chalukya, Bahamani, Adilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula, and Vijayanagara.

Fine Dining Restaurants & Lounge

Nala and Ruchi are the restaurant coaches. Nala is named after a Mahabharata-era king and legendary chef. Ruchi, which means "good taste" in Sanskrit. They offer a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. The plush and royal interiors of the Madira Bar Lounge are inspired by the early twentieth-century Mysore Palace. It serves the choicest of wines, beers & spirits.

Spa and Fitness Center

Arogya, the Spa and Fitness Center, combines traditional Ayurvedic Spa therapies with modern exercise equipment.

There are massage rooms for traditional and age-old Ayurvedic massages, which are said to provide definitive cures for modern-day fatigue and stress. And a fully equipped gymnasium where passengers can work out and stay fit.

Along with these incredible amenities, The Golden Chariot Train offers guided off-board excursions in air-conditioned buses led by an expert tour director. The train is completely secure, with CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, 24*7 surveillance, and electronic lockers in each cabin.

3 Journeys for all South India Train Tour

The Golden Chariot Tourist Train offers three distinct itineraries that visit some of South India's most sought-after destinations. Choose one of these exciting journeys.

Pride of Karnataka  (5 Nights/6 Days)

(Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Halebidu - Chikamgaluru – Hospet – Goa –Bengaluru)

Jewels of South (5 Nights/6 Days)

(Bengaluru – Mysore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam – Bengaluru)

Glimpses of Karnataka  (3 Nights/4 Days)

(Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Hospet – Bengaluru)

Check out the Departure dates to book Best Train Rides in India


Departure Dates Season 2023-24


Pride of Karnataka

(5 Nights/6 Days)

Jewels of South

(5 Nights/6 Days)

Glimpses of Karnataka

(3 Nights/4 Days)





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If you want to book your South India tour packages by train, now is the time to do so. As of right now, the Golden Chariot Train is running some very exciting offers for Indian nationals and others. However, these promotions are only available for a limited time. So don't pass up this golden opportunity to travel aboard a beautiful palace on wheels. Book your southern splendor journey with The Golden Chariot Train and experience the best Best train rides in india. To learn more about the train, tour packages, and special offers, go to www.goldenchariot.org.


Yes, Golden Chariot is one of the top luxury trains in India.

The ticket to Golden Chariot’s Glimpses of Karnataka Journey starts from Rs.265440.00. To learn more about the train, tour packages, and special offers, go to www.goldenchariot.org.

To check the ongoing offers on Golden Chariot Train Ticket, you can visit https://www.goldenchariot.org/Sploffers

Yes, these cameras are allowed but Video, film, and professional still camera fees are not included in the package tariff.

Yes. Each guest carriage has four cabins, two of which are twins and two of which are doubles. There are 13 Double Bed Cabins, 30 Twin Bed Cabins, and 1 Specially Able Cabin among the guest cabins.