Golden Chariot – Pride of the South

10 Nights / 11 Days from Euro 4100 per person

Bangalore – Mysore – Nagarhole National Park – Hassan – Hampi – Badami – Goa

Embark on a fascinating and luxurious voyage of discovery with The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South train and travel through timeless Historical Heritage Sites, palaces, Wildlife and Golden Beaches. The Golden Chariot is a 7 Nights / 8 Days journey from the cosmopolitan city of Bangalore traveling through Mysore, Srirangapatna, Nagarhole National Park, the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur and the world heritage sites of Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal and finally the Golden Beaches of Goa before returning to Bangalore.
The Golden Chariot is a fully air-conditioned luxury train with 19 specially designed coaches. The cabins are well appointed and attractive inspired by Mysore & Hoysala schools of art and architecture and feature en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi and plasma TV. The two restaurants serve Indian, Continental and International cuisine
Tour Itinerary
  • Day 1 (Sat)   Dublin to Bangalore

    Fly with British Airways overnight flight to Bangalore.

    Day 2 (Sun)   Bangalore

    Arrive very early in the morning and transfer to the Taj West End or similar for a 2 night stay. Room booked from previous night (Room available for immediate check-in).

    Day 3 (Mon)   Bangalore

    Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of Bangalore, the silicon capital of India, noted for its gardens, tree line avenues and Gothic Churches. Continue to the train station to board the luxury Golden Chariot train. In the evening depart for Mysore. Dinner on board.

  • Day 4 (Tue)   Mysore / Kabini

    Morning drive to Nagarhole, an excellent wildlife sanctuary with Kabini River running through. Afternoon wildlife viewing. Stay overnight at Kabini River Lodge.

    Day 5 (Wed)   Mysore

    Morning drive to Mysore. Afternoon visit to Srirangapatnam to see the site of Tipu Sultan’s summer palace and the Mysore Palace. In the evening visit the illuminated Brindavan Gardens. Return to the train.

  • Day 6 (Thu)   Hassan

    Morning arrival in Hassan. After breakfast, visit the Jain pilgrim centre at Shravanabelagola, with a huge statue of Gomatheshwara (175 ft tall). In the afternoon visit intricately carved Hoysala Temples at Belur and Halebid.

    Day 7 (Fri)   Hampi

    Full day sightseeing of Vijayanagar and Hempi ruins that date back to 14th century. Vijayanagar was one of the largest Hindu Empires in the Indian History spread from Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. The greatness of the city is still evident from the Vitala & the Hazara temples, the stone chariot, Lotus Mahal & Queen’s bath etc.

  • Day 8 (Sat)   Badami

    Morning arrival in Badami and visit the rock-cut shrines. Visit the ancient temples at Pattadakal, a World Heritage Site located on the banks of the Malaprabha River . Return to the train for an early evening departure to Goa.

    Day 9 (Sun)   Goa

    Morning arrival at Karmali, Goa. Sightseeing of Goa.Visit the famous Portuguese churches of Old Goa. The day is spent in Goa. Return to the train for an overnight journey to Bangalore.

  • Day 10 (Mon)   Bangalore

    Arrive and transfer to the Taj West End or similar. Rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 11 (Tue)   Bangalore to Dublin

    Early morning flight to Dublin with British Airways.

  • Note: The train departs Bangalore on Mondays. Please check the itinerary at the time of boarding the train as this is subject to change at the discretion of the operator. The operator offers some alternative itinerary in Bangalore and Mysore.

Price Includes:
  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from Dublin/Cork/Shanon airport. Supplement may apply from regional airports. Please ask for the business or first class supplement.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance.
  • Accommodation: Three nights in Bangalore and seven nights on board the train or as planned by the Golden Chariot Operator.
  • Meal Plan: Bangalore on Bed & Breakfast & Golden Chariot on full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner including morning & evening tea).
  • Jungle Safari: As per individual parks regulations. Safaris are accompanied by a naturalist.
  • Services of Local Agent &Tour Guide: Services of an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments, palaces & cultural entertainment.
  • Sightseeing Tours: Conducted sightseeing tours on Golden Chariot by a deluxe coach.
  • Taxes: All applicable taxes and service charges

Price Excludes:

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: Irish citizens require entry visas for India. We can obtain visa on your behalf for a nominal fee.
  • Personal Expenses: Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.