5 Nights / 6 Days

Pride of Karnataka with Golden Chariot Luxury Train

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Overview

The Pride of Karnataka journey on the Golden Chariot train is a luxurious and captivating six-day itinerary that showcases the rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and historical marvels of Karnataka. The journey begins in Bengaluru, the capital city, where guests board the opulent train and are welcomed into their elegant cabins.

The train takes travelers to Mysuru, where they visit the magnificent Mysuru Palace and explore the beautiful Brindavan Gardens. The journey continues to Bandipur National Park and Nagarhole National Park, offering thrilling wildlife safaris to spot a diverse range of animals in their natural habitats. The historical wonders of Halebidu and Belur captivate travelers with their intricately carved Hoysala temples, while Chikmagalur treats guests to serene landscapes and sprawling coffee plantations.

Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, mesmerizes with its ancient ruins, including the Virupaksha Temple and Vittala Temple. The journey then takes guests to Pattadakal and Aihole, known for their remarkable temples reflecting Chalukyan architecture. The journey concludes in Goa, where guests can explore the vibrant markets, indulge in water sports, and relax on the picturesque beaches. Finally, the train returns to Bengaluru, marking the end of this enchanting expedition. Throughout the journey, guests experience the epitome of luxury on the Golden Chariot train, with exquisite cuisine, comfortable accommodations, and exceptional hospitality. The Pride of Karnataka itinerary offers an unforgettable and immersive experience, providing a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Karnataka's cultural heritage, wildlife, and natural splendor.

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Itinerary Details
  • Arrive in Bengaluru and board the luxurious Golden Chariot train.
  • Enjoy a warm welcome and settle into your elegant cabin.
  • Depart for Mysuru, known for its royal heritage and majestic palaces.
  • Visit the famous Mysuru Palace, a splendid example of Indo-Saracenic architecture.
  • Explore the beautiful Brindavan Gardens and witness the musical fountain show.
  • Return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Wake up to the serene surroundings as the train reaches Bandipur National Park.
  • Embark on an exciting safari to spot diverse wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and birds.
  • Return to the train for breakfast and continue the journey to Nagarhole National Park.
  • Experience a thrilling wildlife safari in the park, known for its rich biodiversity.
  • Enjoy evening tea amidst the tranquil setting of the national park.
  • Dinner and overnight stay on the train.
  • Arrive in Halebidu and explore the ancient Hoysala temples known for their intricate carvings.
  • Visit the magnificent Kedareshwara Temple and marvel at its architectural splendor.
  • Proceed to Belur and visit the Chennakesava Temple, adorned with exquisite sculptures.
  • Return to the train for lunch and continue the journey to Chikmagalur.
  • Enjoy the serene landscapes and coffee plantations of Chikmagalur.
  • Dinner and overnight stay on the train.
  • Arrive in Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its ancient ruins.
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Vijayanagara Empire ruins, including the Virupaksha Temple and Vittala Temple.
  • Visit the iconic Stone Chariot and other architectural wonders of Hampi.
  • Enjoy a cultural performance showcasing the rich heritage of Karnataka.
  • Return to the train for dinner and overnight stay.
  • Disembark from the train and visit Pattadakal, known for its group of magnificent temples.
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed temples, showcasing a blend of Dravidian and Nagara architectural styles.
  • Proceed to Aihole and visit the ancient Chalukyan temples, known for their historical significance.
  • Return to the train and continue the journey to Goa, known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant culture.
  • Explore the vibrant markets and relax on the sandy shores of Goa.
  • Dinner and overnight stay on the train.
  • Explore the scenic beauty of Goa with a visit to popular attractions like Fort Aguada or Old Goa Churches.
  • Indulge in water sports or simply relax on the beaches.
  • Return to the train for lunch and begin the journey back to Bengaluru.
  • Bid farewell to the Golden Chariot as you reach Bengaluru.
  • Depart with cherished memories of the Pride of Karnataka journey.

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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