The Golden Chariot: India's Best Train Name by IRCTC

A ride to India’s best train, Golden Chariot, is a rail romance on tracks that will leave you with millions of memories. The luxury train is an IRCTC & Karnataka Tourism Board initiative that takes you to some fabled and offbeat destinations that offer pure travel bliss. The Golden Chariot, named Asia’s leading luxury train in 2013, is elegantly designed and features plush interiors and well-appointed cabins named after Karnataka’s ruling dynasties. It also has an Ayurveda spa center, fine-dining restaurants, and top-notch lounges to cater to all of your luxury travel needs, promising an out-of-this-world luxury tour experience.

The Golden Chariot envisioned as the most incredible South India tour is unquestionably the best luxury train to explore India’s cultural and historical expanse. This luxurious wagon takes its guests to Hampi’s ancient site, the historically opulent Halebidu, and more, allowing them to see some of the most mesmerizing forts, temples, palaces, and forests. The journey becomes even more enthralling with explorations of Bandipur’s sanctuary and top tourist destinations in India, such as Goa and Bengaluru.

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Golden Chariot takes you on a one-of-a-kind luxury train travel experience with its three outstanding journeys.

1) Pride of Karnataka

Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
Destinations Covered:
Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Halebidu– Chikamgaluru – Hospet – Goa - Bengaluru

2)Jewels of South

Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
Destinations Covered:
Bengaluru – Mysore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam-Bengaluru

3) Glimpses of Karnataka

Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days
Destinations Covered:
Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Hospet - Bengaluru


Redefine Train Travel India with Luxury Amenities

This luxurious Golden Chariot train offers first-rate amenities that reflect heritage, culture, and royalty. Guests on this train can expect high-quality service, from well-designed, beautiful interiors to delectable restaurant cuisine. The Golden Chariot Train's amenities provide a truly luxurious travel experience.

It is an excellent way to discover the allure of South Indian heritage and glory. Golden Chariot strives to provide its guests with an unforgettable experience.

The Golden Chariot facilities are comparable to a luxury 5-Star hotel in terms of variety and modernity. Guests on this luxury train will have access to elegant cabins, multi-cuisine restaurants, a relaxing lounge area, a conference car, and a revitalizing health spa.


This train journey is unparalleled due to the excellent service and facilities. Vanity Fair Magazine named this India's best train one of the seven best luxury trains in the world. In addition, it was named Asia's Leading Luxury Train at The World Travel Awards. Golden Chariot train was also bestowed with ‘Seven Star Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards 2022’ for Best Heritage Experience.

How to book this cheapest luxury train in India

The luxury train, Golden Chariot, is available for booking for seasons 2023-2024. The booking process for Golden Chariot is very simple. We make every effort to provide you with the best possible experience, including special deals and discounts when booking and the most luxurious amenities while traveling. You can choose from a variety of exclusive deals and special offers on train booking to get the best deal on your luxury trip.

The first step would be to choose the best package for you. Golden Chariot offers several luxury trip routes, and you must choose the one that best suits you. You can choose from a variety of tariff plans for Golden Chariot. The price of the Golden Chariot varies depending on the route taken. Following the selection of your route and train fare, the next step is to select the departure dates for your Golden Chariot luxury trip. Golden Chariot has departure dates available in 2023,2024 & 2025.

Once you've decided on everything, fill out the reserve your tour form. Fill the form’s fields with your preferred tour, departure date, no. of rooms, cabin type, etc. After submitting the form, you will be redirected to the login page. You can log in using your IRCTC ID or Guest User ID.

You can also connect with our executive at +918595931021 or send an email to for your queries and booking.


Yes. Golden Chariot has 2 restaurants Nalapaka and Ruchi.

Other Golden Chariot amenities include central air conditioning, Wifi, Satellite-connected LCD television, an attached bath, a Writing desk, Padded beds, 1 disabled passenger cabin, and Butler Service.

Golden Chariot interiors are inspired by Hoysala and Mysore Traditions.

Golden Chariot Tourist Train offers three breathtaking journeys through South India.

  • Pride of Karnataka - Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
  • Jewels of South - Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
  • Glimpses of Karnataka - Duration: 3 Nights/4 Days

Arogya, the Spa cum Fitness Center combines traditional Ayurvedic Spa therapies with modern workout machines.

Hampi was the last capital of Vijayanagar, the last great Hindu kingdom. Its fabulously wealthy princes built Dravidian temples and palaces that wowed travelers between the 14th and 16th centuries.