golden-chariot-train-tour

Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days

Destinations: New Delhi – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Chittorgarh – Ranthambore – Jaipur – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Agra – Delhi

Within a short span of 24 months of it’s launch; leading travel journal of U.K -The Vanity Fair, has rated Golden Chariot Train tour amongst the top seven train journeys in the world. A joint collaboration between Indian Railways & State Govt Of Karnataka; the onboard hospitality is managed by Mapple Group of Hotels.

For season 2010/11 The Golden Chariot will operate on two different tour circuits with different tariff viz.

* 7 Nights Golden Chariot Train-Pride of South depart from Bangalore on Mondays, covering Nagarhole Tiger reserve (tue), Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam fort (Wed), Halebid & Belur Temples; (thurs) World heritage temples of Hampi, (fri) Pattadakal & Badami caves (Sat); beaches of Goa (Sunday)

* 7 Nights Southern Splendour Golden Chariot train depart from Bangalore on Monday; covering Mamallipuram & Chennai (tue); Pondicherry (Wed); Trichy & Thanjavur (Thurs); Madurai (Fri); Trivandrum & Poovar (Sat); & kerala backwaters of kochi (sun)

Tour Program – 7 Nights Golden Chariot Train – Pride of South Program

Day 01: Mon: Bangalore Depart:

Report by 4.30 pm in Lobby of Taj Westend Hotel for high tea & check in formalities OR option to report at nature resort for lunch & at leisure Evening enjoy culture program & proceed to Railway station to board Golden Chariot Train Dinner on board.train departs by 9.00 p.m.

Day 02: Tue: Kabani Forest Lodge

Drive down from Mysore to Kabini River lodge for overnight stay & excursion by jeep/boat to Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.

Day 03: Wed: Mysore – Palace Town

The late 19th century built Mysore Palace & ruins of Srirangapatnam fort ,offer glimpses of bygone royal era.

Day 04: Thu: Ancient stone Temples

The Hindu temples of Halebid & Belur are prime examples of skilled stone craftsmanship that existed in 16th century. You can also walk up steep steps to view giant monolith of Shravanabelagola.

Day 05: Fri: HAMPI & Golden Chariot

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Golden Chariot temple complex & Vijayanagra palace ruins , leaves you awestruck.

Day 06: Sat: Badami Caves and Pattadakal

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Pattadakal Temple complex & Badami cave frescoes are another delight.

Day 07: Sun: Goa

The sun soaked beaches & UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Goa ,is the ideal finale to the week long journey.

Day 08: Mon: Bangalore Return

Train arrives back by 1030 hrs.Check-out after breakfast.

Facilities

This luxury train offers option of twin/double/triple bedded luxuriously furnished deluxe sleeping chambers with private washrooms having toiletries of international standard..There is a Bar Saloon & Two Dining cars with onboard kitchen.The tourists can also avail services of Aryuvedic Spa saloon,Mini Gym & business centre with wi-fi facility.There are special discounted INR Rupees rates for Indian Nationals.

Shedule

The 7 Nights/8 Days Golden Chariot Train Tour departs from Bangalore every Monday evening (optional check-in at 12 noon) & returns to Bangalore ,by 1100 hrs on next Monday. You also have option to book minimum 4 nights part journey also viz. Mysore to Goa.

7 Nights Golden Chariot Train Tour Ex Bangalore for 2010-11 Season
October 2010 11, 25
November 2010 08, 22
December 2010 06, 20
January 2011 03, 17, 31
February 2011 14, 28
March 2011 14, 28
April 2011 11
NOTE: You may book for Four Nights part journey also viz Mysore to Goa

Tariff

Valid from 01st October 2010 to 30th April 2011
Cost per Person – Foreign National
Cabin Type (Deluxe) Per night Full 7 nights
On Triple Sharing US$ 345 US$ 2415
On Twin Sharing US$ 425 US$ 2975
On Single Occupancy US$ 590 US$ 4130
Cost per Person – Indian National
Cabin Type (Deluxe) Per night Full 7 nights
On Triple Sharing Rs.10,050/- Rs.70,350/-
On Twin Sharing Rs.12,350/- Rs.86,450/-
On Single Occupancy Rs.17,100/- Rs.1,19,700/-

NOTE

  • Add 2.58% GST (VAT) Extra
  • Add 10% Holiday surcharge for 20th Dec 10 depart
  • Child < 12 yrs charged 50% of adult rate
  • Child < 5 years complimentary without bed
  • Option to book for minimum 4 nights journey also viz from Mysore/Goa

Tour Program- 7 Nights Southern Splendour Golden Chariot Train Program

Day 01: Mon: Bangalore Depart:

Option to report by 1230 noon at The Leela Palace,Bangalore OR Nature Village Evening drive to Train Station & board the luxury train.

Day 02: Tue: Chennai & Mahapalipuram

Discover the modern metropolis of Chennai & UNESCO World Heritage sea Temples at Mahabalipuram.

Day 03: Wed: Pondicherry

This former French colony on the Bay Of Bengal, offers an unique & different architecture & flavour.

Day 04: Thu: Tanjavur

The stone sculpted temples & palaces are a marvel to discover.

Day 05: Fri: Madurai

Offers some of the oldest & most revered Hindu temple complex.

Day 06: Sat: Trivandrum & Kovallam

The modern city of trivandrum & nearby located Kovallam beach on the Arabian Sea,are a big relief to the soothing eyes.

Day 07: Sun: Kerala backwaters & Kochi

Enjoy boat cruise with lunch through the narrow channel waterways of vembanad lake at alleppey. Evening in the international port city of Kochi.

Day 08: Mon: Bangalore Return

Train arrives back by 1030 hrs.Check-out after breakfast.

Facilities

This luxury train offers option of twin/double/triple bedded luxuriously furnished deluxe sleeping chambers with private washrooms having toiletries of international standard..There is a Bar Saloon & Two Dining cars with onboard kitchen.The tourists can also avail services of Aryuvedic Spa saloon,Mini Gym & business centre with wi-fi facility.There are special discounted INR Rupees rates for Indian Nationals.

Shedule

The 7 Nights/8 Days Golden Chariot Train Tour departs from Bangalore every Monday evening (optional check-in at 12 noon) & returns to Bangalore ,by 1100 hrs on next Monday. You also have option to book minimum 4 nights part journey also viz. Mysore to Goa.

7 Nights Southern Splendour Train Tour Depart Ex Bangalore for 2010-11 Season
October 2010 04, 18
November 2010 01, 15, 29
December 2010 13, 27
January 2011 10, 24
February 2011 07, 21
March 2011 07, 21
April 2011 04
NOTE: You may book for Four Nights part journey also viz Mysore to Goa

Tariff

Cost Per Person -Valid from 1st Oct, 10 to April 2011
Cabin Type (Deluxe) Per Night Foreign National
Per Night Indian National
On Triple Sharing US$ 345 Rs.10,050/-
On Twin Sharing US$ 425 Rs.12,350/-
On Single Occupancy US$ 590 Rs.17,100/-

NOTE:

  • *2.58% Govt service Tax Extra
  • # 10% Xmas Holiday Season Surcharge extra for 20 Dec ,10 depart
  • # Children < 12 years charged 50% of adult rate
  • # Children < 5 years are complimentary without bed Total trip is for seven Nights/eight days.
  • # Tourist are Allowed to book minimum 4 Nights part journey viz ..Mysore/Goa
  • # We require minimum 25 paid passengers to operate the train tour.

Train Tour Cost Includes

Stay onboard the Train in Sleeping Chambers with private washrooms;Daily Three Meals;Excursion & sightseeing arrangements with English Speaking Guides;Bottled drinking water;”monument entrance fees”.

Extra Costs (Not Included)

Video camera fees at monuments & wildlife reserves;Laundry;Hard & Soft drinks;Tour Insurance;Usage of Business Center & Spa facility;Gratuity,Tips & Porterage; & all other expenses of personal nature.