6 Nights / 7 Days

Jewels of South with Golden Chariot Luxury Train

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Overview

The Golden Chariot train tour offers a luxurious and enchanting journey through the southern part of India. This opulent train is inspired by the rich heritage of Karnataka and Goa, showcasing the cultural diversity, historical treasures, and natural beauty of the region. Book the Golden Chariot train tour and enter a world of regal elegance. The train features lavishly designed cabins, adorned with traditional d├ęcor, modern amenities, and private ensuite bathrooms. Each cabin is named after a historical site in Karnataka, further immersing travelers in the region's rich history. The itineraries of the Golden Chariot are thoughtfully crafted to explore the gems of South India.

The Jewels of South train tour with Golden Chariot Express offers a captivating and luxurious journey through the mesmerizing landscapes and cultural heritage of South India. This opulent train takes travelers on a remarkable exploration of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala, unveiling the hidden gems and vibrant traditions of the region. Step aboard the train and enter a world of elegance and comfort. The Jewels of South train features beautifully designed cabins, adorned with luxurious amenities, elegant furnishings, and private ensuite bathrooms. Each cabin offers a haven of relaxation, ensuring a restful journey.

The itinerary covers the magnificent palaces of Mysore and the ancient temples of Mahabalipuram to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala and the exotic wildlife of Periyar, every destination offers a unique and enriching experience. Indulge in the flavors of South India as you savor the delectable cuisines served on board. The train's restaurants offer a delightful blend of regional specialties and international dishes, prepared by skilled chefs using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The bar provides a selection of beverages to accompany your culinary journey. Along the journey, the Jewels of South train offers a range of onboard amenities to enhance your experience. Unwind with spa treatments, enjoy cultural performances showcasing the vibrant traditions of South India, or simply relax in the comfortable lounges and observation cars.

The Jewels of South train tour promises impeccable service, ensuring personalized attention and a memorable journey for every guest. From the warm welcome to the final farewell, the dedicated staff ensures that your every need is met, creating a truly unforgettable travel experience. Embark on the Jewels of South train tour and immerse yourself in the rich heritage, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultures of South India. Let the opulence and charm of the train transport you to a world of beauty and discovery as you unravel the jewels of the South. This 7-day itinerary of the Jewels of South train tour offers a glimpse into the cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and diverse traditions of South India. The specific itinerary may vary depending on the departure date and season.

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Itinerary Details

Arrive in Bangalore and board the Jewels of South train. Settle into your luxurious cabin and enjoy a welcome ceremony. Explore the city's highlights, including Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Vidhana Soudha, and the Bangalore Palace. Return to the train and depart for Mysore.

Arrive in Mysore and visit the majestic Mysore Palace, renowned for its opulent architecture and grandeur. Explore the vibrant Devaraja Market and experience the local flavors. In the evening, witness the enchanting Mysore Palace illuminated with thousands of lights. Return to the train and proceed to Mahabalipuram.

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mahabalipuram, famous for its intricately carved rock-cut temples and ancient sculptures. Visit the Shore Temple, Arjuna's Penance, and the Five Rathas. Later, proceed to Puducherry (Pondicherry), known for its French colonial influence. Explore the French Quarter and Aurobindo Ashram. Return to the train and depart for Thanjavur.

Visit the Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Chola architecture. Explore the Thanjavur Palace and Art Gallery. After lunch on board, continue the journey to Madurai. In the evening, witness the spectacular evening prayer ceremony at Meenakshi Amman Temple. Return to the train and depart for Thiruvananthapuram.

Explore Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. Visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and the Napier Museum. After lunch, proceed to Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. Witness the beautiful sunset over the Arabian Sea and visit the Vivekananda Rock Memorial and the Thiruvalluvar Statue. Return to the train and depart for Kochi.

Arrive in Kochi and explore the city's historical sites, including the iconic Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Palace, and the Jewish Synagogue. Enjoy a Kathakali dance performance in the evening. Return to the train and depart for Kumarakom.

Experience the serene backwaters of Kerala in Kumarakom. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride through the picturesque canals and experience the tranquility of the region. Later, proceed to Alleppey and disembark from the train. Bid farewell to the Jewels of South train as the journey concludes.

Note:

  • Itinerary, destinations, and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
  • All Luxury maharaja trains depart on their scheduled time and fixed departure dates, so plan accordingly,
  • The Trains run between October to April.
INCLUDED
Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
Porter charges at stations

EXCLUDED

Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
International and domestic air tickets
Pre and post tour accommodation
Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys

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