Golden Chariot - Luxury Train Experience
The Golden Chariot Train - Photo Courtesy - I Chattopadhyaya
The Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots in South India. It is named after the Stone Chariot in the Vitthala Temple at Hampi. The Golden Chariot started in 2008 and is operating between the months of October-March with a departure every week on Monday and is targeted towards a Palace on Wheels Rajasthan type experience for Inbound traveler to South India.
The Golden Chariot offers accommodation in 44 cabins in 11 coaches. It also has two restaurants, a lounge bar, and conference, gym and spa facilities. It has onboard Wi-Fi connectivity, and satellite antennae providing live television service in the cabins.
The Golden Chariot offers 2 itineraries. The itineraries are named Pride of the South and Splendor of the South.
Pride of the South is a 7 nights and 8 days itinerary during which several tourist places in Karnataka are covered. The destinations covered during Pride of the South are Bangalore, Kabini, Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Shravanabelagola, Belur, Halebidu, Hampi, Badami, Pattadakal and Goa.
Splendours of the South Covers Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Trichy / Thanjavur, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Poovar, Backwaters of alleppey, Cochin.
The Golden Chariot as an experience is an exclusive inbound centric traveler experience and therefore only recommended for Western traveler segment.