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The Golden Chariot
Itinerary
Heritage of India
Maharajas' Express 7N/8D
Mumbai - Ajanta - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Treasures of India
Maharajas' Express 3N/4D
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
Gems of India
Maharajas' Express 3N/4D
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Delhi
Indian Panorama
Maharajas' Express 7N/8D
Delhi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Gwalior-Khajuraho - Varanasi - Lucknow - Delhi
Indian Splendour
Maharajas' Express 7N/8D
Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bikaner - Jodhpur - Udaipur - Balasinor - Mumbai
Detailed Itinerary (The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South )
The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South Train Tour starts on every Monday of the week from Bangalore and ends in Bangalore on every Monday morning respectively.

Day 1 - Bangalore  
  • 1500 hrs : Self report and Registration at Taj West End
  • 1600 hrs : Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj
  • 1700 hrs : Hi-Tea
  • 1730 hrs : Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour
  • 1800 hrs : Cultural dance
  • 1845 hrs : Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
  • 2015 hrs : Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot
  • 2100 hrs : Train departs to Mysore
Day 2 - Mysore/Kabini  
  • 0800 hrs : Breakfast on board
  • 1000 hrs : Visit the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace
  • 1115 hrs : Depart for Kabini in coach
  • 1315 hrs : Reach Kabini jungle lodges resort Lunch at the resort
  • 1545 hrs : Jungle safari
  • 1940 hrs : Screening of wildlife film
  • 2000 hrs : Dinner followed by camp fire and stay overnight at jungle lodges resort
Day 03 Kabini/Mysore  
  • 0630 hrs : Boat ride for bird safari on Kabini river
  • 0800 hrs : Breakfast at the jungle lodges resort
  • 0930 hrs : Depart for Mysore in coach
  • 1130 hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot
  • 1300 hrs : Lunch on board
  • 1530 hrs : Srirangapatnam sightseeing – Dariya Daulat, Tipu mausoleum and drive through the fort
  • 1800 hrs : Shopping at CIE
  • : 2200 hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot
Day 04 Hassan  
  • 0500 hrs : Depart from Mysore to Hassan
  • 0730 hrs : Breakfast on board
  • 1700 hrs : Hi-Tea
  • 0900 hrs : Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola (Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to climb can stay back on board The Golden Chariot)
  • 1300 hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch
  • 1445 hrs : Depart for Belur and Halebidu to visit the magnificent temple complexes
  • 1915 hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot
  • 2000 hrs : Dinner on board and depart to Hospet by 2040 hrs
Day 05 Hospet/ Hampi  
  • 0600 hrs : Arrive at Hospet
  • 0700 hrs : Breakfast on board
  • 0830 hrs : Depart for sightseeing to Hampi- World Heritage site: Hemakuta Hill, Virupaksha temple, Queens Bath, Elephant stables, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple
  • 1300 hrs: Back on board The Golden Chariot followed by lunch
  • 1530 hrs : Visit to the Vijaya Vittala temple complex and the marvel stone chariot
  • 1700 hrs : Sit out by the banks of the Tungabhadra River for sunset view
  • 1800 hrs : Depart to Hospet railway station
  • 2000 hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 06 Badami  
  • 0400 hrs : Depart from Hospet to Badami
  • 0730 hrs : Breakfast on board
  • 0830 hrs : Arrive at Badami
  • 0840 hrs : Depart for sightseeing: Pattadakal and Badami cave temples- World Heritage Sites
  • 1320 hrs: Return to The Golden Chariot
  • 1330 hrs : Lunch on board and depart for Goa
    Free time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board - Spa, Gym, Movies, etc
  • 2000 hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Reach Goa past midnight
Day 07 Goa  
  • 0800 hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 1000 hrs : Depart for sightseeing
  • 1100 hrs : Visit the famous churches of old Goa
  • 1215 hrs: Visit Old Portuguese house now an emporium for shopping and refreshments
  • 1400 hrs : Lunch at the luxury resort in Goa followed by beach stroll and Hi-Tea
  • 1730 hrs : Depart from the resort
  • 1830 hrs : Return to The Golden Chariot and depart for Bangalore
  • 2000 hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 08 Bangalore  
  • 0800 hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 1130 hrs : Reach Yeshwanthpur Railway Station and Farewell by the entire crew Farewell by the entire crew
   
 
Detailed Itinerary (Southern Splendour)
Delve deeper into the heady mix that is the South of India. Discover its awe inspiring vibrancy and variety. Here, a French quarter. There, the temple Gods. Elsewhere, a Golden sunset across the ocean.

Day 1 - Bangalore  
  • 1500 hrs : Self report and Registration at Taj West End
  • 1600 hrs : Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj
  • 1700 hrs : Hi-Tea
  • 1730 hrs: Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour
  • 1800 hrs : Cultural dance
  • 1845 hrs : Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
  • 2015 hrs : Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot
Day 2 Chennai/ Mahabalipuram  
  • 0730 hrs : Arrive at Chennai central railway station
  • 0800 hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 10.00 am : Departure to Mamallapuram
  • 11.30 am : Arrive at Mamallapuram
    Sight Seeing – Krishna’s Butter Ball, Arjuna’s Penance, Ganesha Temple and Caves and Five Rathas Temple
  • 1.30 pm : Lunch at Radisson Blu Temple Bay Hotel
    4.00 pm : Post Hi-Tea, Sight Seeing
    Sight Seeing – Shore Shiva Temple
  • 5.00 pm : Departure to Puducherry
  • 6.30 pm : Arrival at Puducherry, back on board The Golden Chariot Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 03 Puducherry  
  • 0800 hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 10.00 am : Departure to Auroville Ashram
    Sight Seeing – Screening on Auroville Ashram, tour of Auroville Asharam, Matra Mandir and shopping in the Ashram
  • 1.30 pm : Lunch at The Sarovar Promenade Hotel
  • 3.00 pm : Back on board The Golden Chariot
  • 5.00 pm : Visit the Aurobindo Ashram and Ganesha Temple
  • 7.00 pm : Back on board The Golden Chariot
    Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 04 Tanjavur/ Trichy  
  • 0730 hrs :Arrive at Tanjavur railway station
  • 0800 hrs: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 10.00 am : Visit the famous Brihadeshwara Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site)
    Shopping at the emporium
  • 2.00 pm : Lunch at Ideal River View Resort
  • 4.00 pm :Departure to Trichy
  • 6.00 pm : Visit the famous Sri Rangam Temple in Trichy
  • 7.30 pm : Back on board The Golden Chariot in Trichy
    Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Day 05 Madurai  
  • 0800 hrs :Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 10.00 am : Visit the famous Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple
  • 11.30 am : Visit the 1000 pillar temple and the museum
  • 1.00 pm : Back on board The Golden Chariot
    Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
  • 3.00 pm : Visit the Gandhi Museum (Rani Mangammal Palace)
  • 4.00 pm : Return back to The Golden Chariot
    Rest and Relax on board The Golden Chariot
  • 6.00 pm : Visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace for sound and light show
  • 7.30 pm : Back on board The Golden Chariot
Day 06 Kanyakumari/ Kovalam  
  • 5.00 am : Departure to Kanyakumari for Sunrise view
  • 7.30 am : Back on board Te Golden Chariot
    Breakfast on board
  • 9.30 am : Depart to Padmanabhapuram Wooden Palace
  • 1.00 pm :Return on board The Golden Chariot
    Lunch on board
  • 3.30 pm :Reach Kocchuveli station
  • 4.00 pm :Depart to Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam
    Hi-Tea by the beach, Cultural show followed by dinner at the hotel
  • 10.30 pm : Back on board The Golden Chariot
Day 07 Kochi/ Alappuzha  
  • 0800 hrs :Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 10.00 am :Depart to Alleppey Jetty and board House Boat
    Cruise on Punnamada Lake
  • 1.00 pm : Reach Punnamada Lake Resort for Lunch
  • 2.30 pm : Depart to fort Kochi
  • 3.30 pm : Arrival in fort Kochi
  • 6.00 pm : Depart to board The Golden Chariot at Ernakulum South railway Station
  • 7.30 pm :Departure to Bangalore
Day 08 Bangalore  
  • 0800 hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 10.00 am : Arrive at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, Bangalore
    Farewell by the entire crew
   
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