Pride of The South - The Golden Chariot

Day 1 : Bangalore (Monday)
  • 1600 Hrs : Self report and Registration at Taj West End.
  • 1630 Hrs : Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj.
  • 1730 Hrs : Hi-Tea.
  • 1800 Hrs : Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour.
  • 1830 Hrs : Cultural dance.
  • 1900 Hrs : Depart to Yeshwanthpur Railway Station to board The Golden Chariot.
  • 2015 Hrs : Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot.
  • 2100 Hrs : Train departs to Mysore.
Day 2 : Mysore & Kabini (Tuesday)
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board.
  • 1000 Hrs : Visit the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace.
  • 1130 Hrs : Depart for Kabini in coach.
  • 1330 Hrs : Reach Kabini jungle lodges resort.
  • 1400 Hrs : Lunch at the resort.
  • 1530 Hrs : Tea / Coffee.
  • 1600 Hrs : Jungle Safari.
  • 1940 Hrs : Screening of wildlife film.
  • 2030 Hrs : Dinner and stay overnight at jungle lodges resort.
Day 3 : Kabini & Mysore (Wednesday)
  • 0530 Hrs : Wake up Call.
  • 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.
  • 1500 Hrs : Srirangapatanam sightseeing - Dariya Daulat, Tipu mausoleum and drive through the fort.
  • 1800 Hrs : Shopping at CIE.
  • 1900 Hrs : Cultural dance and dinner at partner hotel.
  • 2200 Hrs : Back on board The Golden Chariot.
Day 4 : Hassan (Thursday)
  • 0500 Hrs : Depart from Mysore to Hassan.
  • 0730 Hrs : Breakfast on board.
  • 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.
  • 1500 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 5 : Hosapet & Hampi (Friday)
  • 0600 Hrs : Arrive at Hosapet.
  • 0700 Hrs : Breakfast on board.
  • 0830 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing to Hampi: Hema kuta 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.
  • 1630 Hrs : Site visit of the famous Vijaya Vittala Temple complex.
  • 1900 Hrs : Back at the Hosapet railway station.
  • 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot.
Day 6 : Badami (Saturday)
  • 0400 Hrs : Depart from Hosapet to Badami
  • 0730 Hrs : Breakfast on board
  • 0830 Hrs : Arrive at Badami
  • 0900 Hrs : Depart for sightseeing: Pattadakkal and Badami cave temples
  • 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 7 : Goa (Sunday)
  • 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
  • 1600 Hrs : Depart from the resort
  • 1800 Hrs : Return to Vasco railway station and board The Golden Chariot
  • 1910 Hrs : Depart for Bangalore
  • 2000 Hrs : Dinner on board The Golden Chariot.
Day 8 : Bangalore (Monday)
  • 0800 Hrs : Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • 1130 Hrs : Reach Yeshwanthpur Railway Station and Farewell by the entire crew
Note : Itenary, Destination & Scheduled time are liable to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
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The Golden Chariot - Named on the world heritage site i.e. stone chariot of Hampi in Southern India. The Golden Chariot built on Mysore and intricately carved Hosalya Temple architecture. Train is equipped with comforts one could imagine. It has an inter-continental and local cuisines (Nalapaka and Ruchi), a lounge bar, a world class spa & gym and 19 specially-designed coaches.
Journey on the Golden Chariot let you travel back in time and it is a wonderful mix of heritage and culture, and traversing across the colourful and culturally vibrant southern regions of India.
  • Explore the City of Palaces Mysore.
  • The wildlife reserve at Kabini.
  • Magnificent World Heritage Sites of Hassan and Hospet.
  • Wander the beaches of Goa.
  • Mysore, Kabini, Hassan, Hospet, Badami, Goa.
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  • Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot / Travel / all meals / conducted sightseeing tours / entrance fees at monuments / parks / palaces and cultural programs.
  • Room Service, Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, spa, business car facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.
Note :
  • All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years,
  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.
  • GST 5% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms.
  • Tariff is subject to change without notice.
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Pride of The South Tour Program and Price for Year 2018-20
October 2017 to March 2018 (For Indian Travelers only)
 Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 409 $ 2862
Double $ 346 $ 2422
Triple $ 252 $ 1762
October 2017 to March 2018 (For International Travelers only)
 Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 795 $ 5564
Double $ 593 $ 4155
October 2018 to March 2020 (For Indian Travelers only)
 Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 551 $ 3852
Double $ 394 $ 2752
Triple $ 283 $ 1981
October 2018 to March 2020 (For International Travelers only)
 Occupancy Type Per person/Night Per person/7 Nights
Single $ 865 $ 6053
Double $ 708 $ 4952
Triple $ 472 $ 3302
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  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirmation of the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 60 days prior to departure.
Important : The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 60 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
If you Cancel your Holiday
You or any member of your party may cancel their travel arrangements at any time. Written notification or an e-mail to that effect from the person who made the booking must be received at our office. The cancellation charges applicable are as per the published cancellation policy below:
Cancellation charges per person
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 80 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 60 - 16 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
If we change or cancel your holiday
  • We do plan the arrangements in advance. It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements.
  • Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date.
  • We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you.
  • If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather):We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn’t already commenced.
  • If the tour has already commenced, then we shall refund the booking price/fee charged to you on a pro-rata basis depending on the portion of the tour utilized by you.
  • In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.
If you want to change your holiday plan
After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen departure date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.
If you have a complaint
If you face any problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier, transporter etc.) and/or our representative immediately who will endeavour to set things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to us, with your booking reference and all other relevant information. However, please be advised that while we are happy to assist you in the redressal of your complaint, if any, we will be able to extend only our best efforts in managing/coordinating your complaint with the respective service provider. All third party service providers are independent contractors who are at no time under our control or supervision.
All booking vouchers and tickets will be provided 3 days before departure.
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And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?
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Pride of The South Tour Program and Price for Year 2018-20
October 2017 to March 2018
 Month Dates
Oct, 2017 16
Nov, 2017 20
Dec,2017 25
Jan,2018 8, 22
Feb,2018 19
Mar,2018 5
October 2018 to March 2019
 Month Dates
Oct, 2018 8
Nov, 2018 19
Dec, 2018 10, 24
Jan, 2019 7
Feb, 2019 11
Mar, 2019 19
October 2019 to March 2020
 Month Dates
Oct, 2019 14
Nov, 2019 18
Dec, 2019 9, 23
Jan, 2020 20
Feb, 2020 3, 17
Dates available for Charters & Group Bookings
 Month / Year Dates
Oct, 2017 2, 9, 30
Nov, 2017 13, 27
Dec, 2017 4, 18
Jan, 2018 1, 15, 29
Feb, 2018 12, 26
Mar, 2018 12, 19, 26
The above dates may change in case of unavoidable circumstances