Discover India’s rich heritage, culture, and history with the Golden Chariot—South India’s only luxury tourist train. This extraordinary journey connects you to the deeply-rooted dots of South India's history and brings you closer to the gods of South India.
Luxury on Wheels
The Golden Chariot is the only luxurious tourist train in South India that takes you on the journey of a lifetime. The interiors are crafted with historical cravings and the furniture takes its inspiration from the Mysore & Hoysala architecture. The Golden Chariot offers unparalleled luxury and comfort during your travels, with all amenities taken care of. Whether you're taking in the sights from your private cabin suite or savoring delicacies prepared by experienced chefs in the two onboard restaurants, your journey will be one to remember.
The luxury tourist train is designed in such a way that you won't lack anything onboard. It is decorated with top-edge facilities such as luxurious cabins, spacious lounges, fine dining multi-cuisine restaurants, a conference car, and a health spa. From fine dining to sightseeing and onboard entertainment, our welcoming staff will ensure that your trip is one of a kind.
Explore the Architecture of South India on this luxurious train journey!
The Golden Chariot takes you through some of South India’s most iconic destinations. From exploring beautiful heritage sites like Hampi and Mysore, the journey will surely leave you mesmerized. Uncover the story behind each destination as it comes alive before your eyes!
Three itineraries offered by the luxury tourist train cover some of the most prominent tourist destinations in 3 South Indian states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.
Some of the places covered under the South India Tour Package by luxury train are:
Mysore: A visit to the bewitchingly beautiful Mysore, which offers the perfect blend of age-old traditions and new-age cosmopolitan culture, is all you need to create memories to last a lifetime. Rich in tradition, the city is replete with bazaars that have stood the test of time only to immerse the discerning tourists of today in its legendary exuberance.
Halebid - Halebid is a city with a stunning collection of temples, shrines, and sculptures. Because of its sterling Hoysala architecture and magnificent temple complexes, it is also known as the Gem of Indian architecture.
Hampi - The city of ruins, Hampi, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historical wonder is located in the shadowed depths of hills and valleys in the state of Karnataka. Exploring Hampi with Golden Chariot is an amazing way to see the city through the lens of its history.
Badami Caves, Pattadakal & Aihole - Badami, which resembles the American Wild West, is best known today for its magnificent rock-cut cave temples and sandstone cliffs, among other things. If you're interested in art and architecture, a tour of Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakal is a must.
Old Goa Churches - Goa is more than just endless stretches of golden sand beaches and pulsating nightlife. Visit its old Portuguese churches for a taste of its stunning colonial architecture's beauty, history, and heritage.
Mahabalipuram: Mahabalipuram is home to various rock-out edicts and monuments. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shore Temple, the Five Rathas Complex, and the Arjuna's Penance is among the most intriguing structures in Mahabalipuram. The rock formations depict scenes from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
Thanjavur & Chettinad
With the golden chariot journey, take your time to admire one of the most beautiful temples in South India, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is built in the Dravidian architectural style.
In Chettinad, the Chettinadu Mansions and the Athnagudi tile factory are examples of architectural brilliance.
Take advantage of exploring the Mattancherry Palace, aka Dutch palace in Fort Kochi is the finest example of the Kerala style of architecture with colonial influences. In the evening, an excursion to Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church will also take you back to good old times.
Witness History & Culture Like Never Before
Golden Chariot takes you on an enlightening tour through the history and culture of South India. Learn more about ancient temples, monuments, and palaces and get immersed in South India's astounding beauty. With experienced guides on board to answer any questions you may have about each destination's unique history, there's no better way to explore this magical region. Informative talks, interactive activities, and live music will add more to your immersive experience and unforgettable memories.
Choose from the below-mentioned south India tour packages by luxury train;
This package is for 5 Nights/6 Days and covers Bandipur Tiger Reserve, Mysuru, Halebidu, Chikmagalur, Hampi, and Goa.
This itinerary of 5 Nights/6 Days covers Mysore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam
This package is for 3 Nights/4 Days and chariot tours and travels to Nanjangud – Mysore – Hospet.
It’s time to board the luxury tourist train in south India
Step aboard the Golden Chariot and experience South India in a truly unique way. Feel like royalty as the luxury tourist train takes you on a journey through some of India's most iconic destinations, stopping along the way to explore each one in depth.
You can book your tickets online from Golden Chariot's official website www.goldenchariot.org. Visit here for more information.
The Golden Chariot covers the following destinations under its three Itineraries;
1. Pride Of Karnataka (5 Nights / 6 Days):- Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Halebidu - Chikamgaluru – Hospet – Goa – Bengaluru
2. Jewels of South (5 Nights/6 Days):- (Bengaluru – Mysore – Kanchipuram – Mahabalipuram – Thanjavur – Chettinad/Karaikudi – Cochin – Chertala/Maraikulam – Bengaluru)
3. Glimpses of Karnataka (3 Nights/4 Days):- (Bengaluru – Nanjangud – Mysore – Hospet – Bengaluru)
The entire train is centrally air-conditioned & Hence Smoking is Not allowed aboard the Train.
No, it is open to all. Anyone can travel on the Golden Chariot luxury tourist train of South India despite their nationality.