This tour is for 2 persons only.
You can select from any tour dates
available in 2021, 2022 & 2023 which as per the Bangalore Golden Chariot Train schedules
Starting from your city / country, you will arrive at BANGALORE, INDIA
Day 1 – BANGALORE
Upon your arrival at Kempegowda (Bangalore) International Airport, a representative will meet you at the airport and then escort you to check into your luxury hotel Taj West End. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can rest or enjoy the beautiful Garden City Bangalore, till the next day evening all by yourself.
Day 2 – BANGALORE
By 4pm meet for your Golden Chariot Train Tour at Hotel Taj West End lobby to complete the formalities, followed by evening tea, brief train tour presentation & cultural program. Proceed to visit ISKON Hindu Temple & then you will be dropped to Yeshwantpur Railway Station by 8:15pm to board the Golden Chariot Train. At 9pm train departs. Dinner onboard.
Day 3 – MYSORE – KABINI
You will be visiting Mysore Palace, whose architecture style is a mix of Hindu, Muslim, Rajput & Gothic structure. Later by road you will be dropped at Kabini Forest Jungle Lodge. After lunch & rest proceed for Kabini jungle safari to see herds of Asian Elephants, Sambar & Spooted deer, wild boar, sloth bear, gaur & you may also be lucky to spot panthers & tigers. By evening return to jungle lodge for screening of wildlife film or take rest, followed by campfire, dinner & rest.
DAY 4 – KABINI – MYSORE
Start your day with an early morning boat ride in Kabini River at 6:30am. Nature, birds & crocodiles. Return back to Jungle Lodge for breakfast & checkout by 9:30am to drive back to Mysore railway station to board the train. After rest & lunch, proceed to visit 18th Century built Srirangapatnam Fort, Dariya Daulat & Tipu Mausoleum. Drive back to Mysore Town & shop till you drop or find time to visit Mysore Palace in evening to see it in its decorated lights. Later enjoy cultural program & dinner in Lalita Mahal Palace. Return back to train by 10pm & rest in the train for the night at Mysore railway station.
DAY 5 – SHRAVANABELAGOLA – BELUR – HALEBIDU
Early morning, train departs from Mysore to Hassan. After fresh up & breakfast in train at 9am you will be taken to Shravanabelagola. Climb 700 steep steps, carved in a stone hillock to view 10th century built statue of Jain Monk Gommateshvara Bahubali, an architectural marvel towering 58 feet high. If you are unwilling to climb the steep steps you can stay at base of the hill or in The Golden Chariot Train & enjoy the luxury. Later, drive back to Hassan Railway station to board the train by 1pm for lunch & rest. After 2:45pm you will be taken to Halebedu & Belur. The 12th Century built Belur Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu & filled with stone sculptures. Then to 12th Century built Halebidu temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. Return back to Hassan Railway station by 7.15pm for dinner & depart for Hospet.
DAY 6 – HAMPI
From Hospet Railway station at 8.30am proceed to Hampi Palace ruins, UNESCO World Heritage Site, located among granite boulder-strewn landscape. Hampi was the capital of mighty South Indian Vijayanagar Empire in 14th Century, with opulent palaces, marvelous temples, massive fortifications, markets, pavilions & stables. This is a city where merchants traded in diamonds, pearls, fine silks, brocades, horses & much more. Return back to Hospet Railway Station by 1pm for lunch & rest in the train. At 3.30pm proceed to 16th century built temple of Vithala, dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. In courtyard of the main temple is a massive Stone Chariot, after which Golden Chariot train has been named. The stone wheels of the Chariot can be rotated (but that is not allowed). One of the most notable features of Vittala temple are the musical pillars. Each of the pillar that support the roof of the main temple is supported by a pillar representing a musical instrument, and is constructed as 7 minor pillars arranged around a main pillar. These 7 pillars, when struck, emanate the 7 notes, varying in sound quality based on whether it represents a wind, string or percussion instrument. Later relax on the banks of Tungabhadra River for sunset view. By 6pm be back to Hospet Railway station to board the train for dinner & depart.
DAY 7 – BADAMI – PATTADAKAL
From Badami Railway station at 8:30am you will be taken to yet another UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Badami caves & Pattadkal Temple. Carved out of sandstone hills, the 7th century built Badami Cave temples are dedicated to Hindu Gods Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu & Buddha and Jain Faiths. Highlight of the cave sculptures is a 18 armed Lord Shiva in Tandav dancing pose. The Pattadakal Temple, built between 7th to 9th Century offers 10 temples built in fusion of various Indian Architectural Styles. There are numerous Kannada language inscriptions on the temple walls. Return back to Badami Railway Station by 1:30pm & depart to Goa. Lunch & Dinner onboard
At leisure enjoy the country side.
DAY 8 – GOA
Following breakfast by 10am proceed for sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Goa Churches. Founded in 15th century by Muslim Rulers of Bijapur Sultanate & capital of Portuguese Colonial rulers from early 16th to mid 19th century, town of Old Goa is famous for it’s churches affiliated to various congregations, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of St. Caetano, and notably, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier. Later visit Old Portuguese House & spend some time for shopping. By 2pm reach luxury beach resort for lunch. Enjoy sea sports activities or take rest. Depart from Beach Resort at 5.30pm & back to Vasco De Gama Railway Station to board the train & depart to Bangalore. Enjoy the last dinner on this Golden Chariot Train.
DAY 9 – BANGALORE
You will reach Yeshwanthpura Railway Station, Bangalore by 11.30am. You have option to stay in Bangalore for a day & take rest or start to return back to your city / country on the same day.
Back to Your city / country from BANGALORE, INDIA