Best Indian Railway Journeys through South India

Wildlife parks, breathtaking architectural wonders, world heritage sites, cultural immersions, and insider experiences: Discover absolute India on the best Indian railway journeys of Golden Chariot.

The Golden Chariot provides elegantly designed luxury train tours in South India. It takes you on one of a  kind journey to world heritage sites, wildlife sanctuaries, stunning palaces, and cultural sites in the South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, and Tamil Nadu.

This Indian railway tourist train features top-edge amenities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access, live television, and en-suite bathrooms. There are also two dining cars, a bar, and a spa cum fitness center on board.

This luxury train transports guests into a bygone era of elegant train travel in India, with interior decor inspired by the Hoysala and Mysore architectural traditions.

Aboard the Richest Train in South India Today!

This award-winning train provides an opportunity to discover famous South Indian destinations through unique travel experiences. The Golden Chariot offers well-designed Indian railway journeys that will make your entire tour enjoyable and comfortable.

Itineraries covered by Golden Chariot range in length from 4 to 6 days. The train will transport you back in time with lavish train journeys that showcase the diversity of South Indian states in the shortest amount of time. This luxury train's itineraries include heritage, wildlife, nature, spectacular palaces, and a luxurious touch.

The interior of this train is inspired by the architectural traditions of Hoysala and Mysore. You will enjoy relaxing in your cabin, which is outfitted with modern amenities.

The Golden Chariot itineraries are all-inclusive and include a variety of unique experiences throughout South India.

Explore the best Destinations in South India

The Golden Chariot train takes you to a number of destinations where you can discover the allure of the past and rediscover yourself innumerable times. The Golden Chariot is the best luxury train for exploring the cultural and historical aspects of southern destinations. This train provides three different itinerary options for the most incredible South India tour.

Golden Chariot travels to places like Karnataka, Kerala, Goa, and Tamil Nadu. This train journey provides guests with brief introductions to South India's history, culture, and traditions. These best train journeys in India allow you to see the most breathtaking forts, temples, palaces, and forests.

Cabin & Accommodation

The Golden Chariot guest carriages are named after the South Indian dynasties that ruled for centuries. Each carriage has four deluxe cabins with a mix of twins and doubles. The Golden Chariot cabins are a mix of 13 double bed cabins, 30 twin bed cabins, and 1 special needs cabin.

Each deluxe cabin is air-conditioned and has temperature control. In their warm and sophisticated interiors, the traditional decor blends flawlessly with modern amenities to provide guests with the best of elegance and pampering. Intricate carvings, sylvan décor, and furniture inspired by Mysore and Hoysala architecture are ingrained in history and tell timeless stories. Furthermore, each cabin has modern amenities such as air conditioning, LCD television, wardrobes, a vanity/writing desk, and an attached bathroom with accessories and toiletries.


Nalapaka and Ruchi, are the two elegantly appointed restaurants of Golden Chariot. The interior design of these restaurants is inspired by the architectural styles of Halebidu and Hampi. In the aesthetically designed interiors, guests can sample gourmet cuisines. These establishments are all about timeless beauty, a tranquil ambiance, an elegant dining experience, and a touch of luxury.

Nalapaka and Ruchi offer a delectable selection of fresh and aromatic vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. These restaurants will provide you with the best dining experience onboard.

Lounge & Bar

In the Golden Chariot train, there is a well-stocked bar that serves both domestic and international labels. You can enjoy the sophistication of the bar decor while feeling the vibe of a bygone era. The bar has an eclectic selection of wine and spirits that you can enjoy with a lovely ambiance.

Madira is the lounge bar housed within the Golden Chariot that guests can visit to unwind and relax after a long day of sightseeing and travel. An extensive selection of exotic drinks will undoubtedly help lift your spirits. The interiors of the bar beautifully reflect the design of the Mysore Palace.

Spa & Fitness Centre

The Golden Chariot unfolds many shades of experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life. You can visit India's tourist destinations to learn about the allure of history in sophisticated ways. On this luxury train, you can connect with your fitness routine and get an Ayurveda spa in addition to exploring the destinations.

Arogya is entirely dedicated to adding a touch of fitness to your luxurious journey. Arogya is a spa and fitness center that offers traditional Ayurvedic spa therapies as well as modern workout equipment.

This train journey is unparalleled due to the excellent service and facilities. Vanity Fair Magazine named this 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 2013. Golden Chariot train was also bestowed with ‘The Seven Star Luxury Hospitality & Lifestyle Awards 2022’ for Best Heritage Experience.


The Golden Chariot is undeniably the most luxurious train in South India, with its impressive interiors, impeccable service, and bespoke journeys. The train is designed for modern-day kings and queens and is inspired by the extravagant lifestyle of India's royalty.

Golden Chariot is one of the most luxurious trains in the world and is the richest train in South India.

Golden Chariot Package Inclusions are:

  • Sightseeing and excursions
  • Sumptuous multi-cuisine meal
  • Complimentary house wines, spirits, and beers
  • Services of an experienced Tour Director
  • Excursions in air-conditioned buses
  • Choice of optional excursions on additional payment
  • Paramedic Onboard
  • Round-the-clock Valet Service
  • The mix of Twin & Double Bed Cabins
  • CCTV cameras, smoke alarms, and 24×7 security

The Golden Chariot offers 3 different train packages namely, 'Pride of Karnataka with Goa', 'Jewels of South' & 'Glimpses of Karnataka'. The package tariff is displayed below in INR  for seasons 2023-2024 & 2023-2025.


Pride of Karnataka

(5 Nights/6 Days)

Glimpses of Karnataka

(3 Nights/4 Days)

Jewels of South

(5 Nights/6 Days)

Deluxe Cabin




Single Supplement




The ‘Jewels of South’ is 5 Nights/6 Days Journey that covers destinations like Bengaluru – Mysore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam- - Bengaluru

‘Pride of Karnataka’ is 5 Nights/6 Days journey that covers destinations like Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Halebidu– Chikamgaluru – Hospet – Goa - Bengaluru