Duration
07 Nights / 08 Days
Locations
Bangalore – Kabini – Bandipur – Mysore – Hassan – Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bangalore

The Golden Chariot offers an attractive sojourn across Karnataka, aptly christened as the Pride of the South. Commencing on Monday from Bangalore and concluding back in Bangalore, the following Monday, the Pride of the South tour offers to its visitors an 8 day itinerary of pure fun. Capture the essence of Karnataka through this journey and carry back fond memories to remember for long. The itinerary for the luxury train has been given below. The day-wise program will help you to plan your schedule in a hassle free manner.

DAY 01: BANGALORE

Arrive in the city of Bangalore, you can check in at the hotel Taj West End. A high tea will be provided for all the guests aboard the Pride of the South itinerary. Proceed to the Chitrakala Parishad where you can enjoy an exclusive cultural show. Alternatively, you could take delight in an eco vacation by checking in at the Our Native Village. Besides natural beauty, guests can enjoy a cultural extravaganza before they begin the luxury train sojourn.

You may choose, you will be required to report at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station by 2000 hours where the Pride of the South Tour Itinerary waits to begin.

After a traditional welcome, you will moved to Bangalore.

Bangalore, capital city of Karnataka, is one of the most developed cities in India and is also a hot favourite with IT industry. For tourists too, there are many sights to see and things to do. Bangalore, the garden city, is known for its pleasant climate. It is from here that you commences the wonderful journey of your life on board the Golden Chariot.

Dinner is served on board. Cheers!

Spend overnight on the luxury train.

DAY 02: KABINI – BANDIPUR

Covering a distance of 141 km, the Golden Chariot pulls in at the Mysore station. Mysore, which was once the state capital, is one of the most visited cities by the tourists. It is one city which invariably reminds you of its glorious history, of the mighty Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali. The palaces and buildings still stand majstically as a silent reminder of the courageous sultans who once ruled the city.

After reaching Mysore, you will be driven to Kabini, a wolrd of wildlife. Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park and the Nagahole Wildlife Park, Kabini once enjoyed the status of royal hunting retreat. It was visited by the Maharajas of Mysore but today, it is open for everyone who is fond of wildlife. Wild animals that you can spot in the park area include elephant, gaur, sambar, chital and wild boar. If lucky enough, you might just also catch a glimpse of the fiercer lot like leopard and tiger. And if you are a lover of avian species, then the 300 species of birds are there to fill your heart with joy.

Later, you return to the Golden Chariot which remains stationed at Mysore station all through the night.

DAY 03: MYSORE

Today, you will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful city of Mysore. Amongst places that you will visit today, the most famous ones are Mysore Palace and Brindvan Gardens. The first of these is the wonderful example of the Indo Sarcenic style of architecture. Worth appreciating here are the fine carvings and work of art from all over the world. The Brindavan Gardens present a very different kind of attraction. With its charming beauty, it attracts a whole lot of tourists. So much so that it has for years also served as a shooting spot for film makers in India.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 04: HASSAN – HALEBIDU – BELUR

oday, you will visit some of the most famous and revered temples of Karnataka. In Hassan, you will visit the magnificent Hoyasala temple complex. The Chennakesava temple here which was constructed to mark the victory of Hoyasala ruler Vishuvardhan over the Chola king is a major draw here. The exquisite architecture fills your heart with admiration for the artists. The temple is also known because it is the only one which still draws worshippers in large number. No other temple in this complex is still used for worship.

Not too far away is Halebidu which is known for the Hoysaleswara temple. The temple standing on a star shaped base with lawns all around is a treat for the lovers of artistry. Shravanbelagola, the next on the list of attractions to be visited, houses the monolithic statue of Lord Gomteswara. Soaring upto 58 feet, it is Asia’s largest monolithic statue and is highly revered by the Jain community of the country.

DAY 05: HOSPET – HAMPI

Desginated the status of world heritage sites, the monuments of Hampi remind you of the famed Vijayanagara empire. Hampi was then the capital of this mighty empire which included the present day states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The ruins of Hampi which spread to 26 sq km stand testimony to the great creativity and artistry of the bygone era. The most important ruins in the area are the royal Centre and the Sacred Centre. Later, you will also pay a visit to the Anegundi village and enjoy the relaxed, beautiful and traditional life of Karnataka.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 06: AIHOLE & PATTADAKAL – BADAMI

Today, its time for you to visit few other famous attractions of the south Indian state of Karnataka. The first of these is Badami, a world heritage site, most known for its sculpture of 18 armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses. Monuments of Pattadakal, also a world heritage site, were built by the Chalukyan rulers and mark their architectural excellence. Aihole presevres ancient Hindu temples, over hundred in number. They are all spread around a village. The most significant amongst so many temple is the Durga Temple. Other temples here include the Hutchimalli Temple and Lad Khan temple. The latter is said to be the oldest temple here.

Return back to the train.

Spend Overnight on board.

DAY 07: GOA

Goa, a name that is synonymous with sun, sand and sea is your destination today. An entire day to explore this magical land will boost your spirit. Goa is a place where every year numreous tourists – both domestic and foreign – pour in to enjoy their vacation. Relaxing on beach, enjoying watersports, exploring the Portuguese heritage specially the churches of old Goa is what tourists in general enjoy doing here. The Calangute beach is one of the most popular amongst the tourists and offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy watersports. You can also indulge in a bit of shopping here.

Overnight on board.

DAY 08: BANGALORE

Today, you beautiful journey comes to an end. The train pulls back to Bangalore station and bids farewell to you.

DATES & PRICES

PRICE FOR SEASON 2019 - 20

Cabin

Per Person Per Night

Single Supplement

Single Occupancy USD 743 USD 5198
Twin Sharing USD 555 USD 3882
DEPARTURE DATES FOR SEASON 2019 - 20

Month

Departure Dates

October, 2019 8
November, 2019 19
December, 2019 10, 24
January, 2020 7
February, 2020 11
March, 2020 11
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

DAY 01: BANGALORE

Arrive in the city of Bangalore, you can check in at the hotel Taj West End. A high tea will be provided for all the guests aboard the Pride of the South itinerary. Proceed to the Chitrakala Parishad where you can enjoy an exclusive cultural show. Alternatively, you could take delight in an eco vacation by checking in at the Our Native Village. Besides natural beauty, guests can enjoy a cultural extravaganza before they begin the luxury train sojourn.

You may choose, you will be required to report at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station by 2000 hours where the Pride of the South Tour Itinerary waits to begin.

After a traditional welcome, you will moved to Bangalore.

Bangalore, capital city of Karnataka, is one of the most developed cities in India and is also a hot favourite with IT industry. For tourists too, there are many sights to see and things to do. Bangalore, the garden city, is known for its pleasant climate. It is from here that you commences the wonderful journey of your life on board the Golden Chariot.

Dinner is served on board. Cheers!

Spend overnight on the luxury train.

DAY 02: KABINI – BANDIPUR

Covering a distance of 141 km, the Golden Chariot pulls in at the Mysore station. Mysore, which was once the state capital, is one of the most visited cities by the tourists. It is one city which invariably reminds you of its glorious history, of the mighty Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali. The palaces and buildings still stand majstically as a silent reminder of the courageous sultans who once ruled the city.

After reaching Mysore, you will be driven to Kabini, a wolrd of wildlife. Also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park and the Nagahole Wildlife Park, Kabini once enjoyed the status of royal hunting retreat. It was visited by the Maharajas of Mysore but today, it is open for everyone who is fond of wildlife. Wild animals that you can spot in the park area include elephant, gaur, sambar, chital and wild boar. If lucky enough, you might just also catch a glimpse of the fiercer lot like leopard and tiger. And if you are a lover of avian species, then the 300 species of birds are there to fill your heart with joy.

Later, you return to the Golden Chariot which remains stationed at Mysore station all through the night.

DAY 03: MYSORE

Today, you will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful city of Mysore. Amongst places that you will visit today, the most famous ones are Mysore Palace and Brindvan Gardens. The first of these is the wonderful example of the Indo Sarcenic style of architecture. Worth appreciating here are the fine carvings and work of art from all over the world. The Brindavan Gardens present a very different kind of attraction. With its charming beauty, it attracts a whole lot of tourists. So much so that it has for years also served as a shooting spot for film makers in India.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 04: HASSAN – HALEBIDU – BELUR

oday, you will visit some of the most famous and revered temples of Karnataka. In Hassan, you will visit the magnificent Hoyasala temple complex. The Chennakesava temple here which was constructed to mark the victory of Hoyasala ruler Vishuvardhan over the Chola king is a major draw here. The exquisite architecture fills your heart with admiration for the artists. The temple is also known because it is the only one which still draws worshippers in large number. No other temple in this complex is still used for worship.

Not too far away is Halebidu which is known for the Hoysaleswara temple. The temple standing on a star shaped base with lawns all around is a treat for the lovers of artistry. Shravanbelagola, the next on the list of attractions to be visited, houses the monolithic statue of Lord Gomteswara. Soaring upto 58 feet, it is Asia’s largest monolithic statue and is highly revered by the Jain community of the country.

DAY 05: HOSPET – HAMPI

Desginated the status of world heritage sites, the monuments of Hampi remind you of the famed Vijayanagara empire. Hampi was then the capital of this mighty empire which included the present day states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The ruins of Hampi which spread to 26 sq km stand testimony to the great creativity and artistry of the bygone era. The most important ruins in the area are the royal Centre and the Sacred Centre. Later, you will also pay a visit to the Anegundi village and enjoy the relaxed, beautiful and traditional life of Karnataka.

Dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 06: AIHOLE & PATTADAKAL – BADAMI

Today, its time for you to visit few other famous attractions of the south Indian state of Karnataka. The first of these is Badami, a world heritage site, most known for its sculpture of 18 armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses. Monuments of Pattadakal, also a world heritage site, were built by the Chalukyan rulers and mark their architectural excellence. Aihole presevres ancient Hindu temples, over hundred in number. They are all spread around a village. The most significant amongst so many temple is the Durga Temple. Other temples here include the Hutchimalli Temple and Lad Khan temple. The latter is said to be the oldest temple here.

Return back to the train.

Spend Overnight on board.

DAY 07: GOA

Goa, a name that is synonymous with sun, sand and sea is your destination today. An entire day to explore this magical land will boost your spirit. Goa is a place where every year numreous tourists – both domestic and foreign – pour in to enjoy their vacation. Relaxing on beach, enjoying watersports, exploring the Portuguese heritage specially the churches of old Goa is what tourists in general enjoy doing here. The Calangute beach is one of the most popular amongst the tourists and offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy watersports. You can also indulge in a bit of shopping here.

Overnight on board.

DAY 08: BANGALORE

Today, you beautiful journey comes to an end. The train pulls back to Bangalore station and bids farewell to you.

RATES

DATES & PRICES

PRICE FOR SEASON 2019 - 20

Cabin

Per Person Per Night

Single Supplement

Single Occupancy USD 743 USD 5198
Twin Sharing USD 555 USD 3882
DEPARTURE DATES FOR SEASON 2019 - 20

Month

Departure Dates

October, 2019 8
November, 2019 19
December, 2019 10, 24
January, 2020 7
February, 2020 11
March, 2020 11
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
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