Day Destination Details
Day 1 Bangalore 1230 Arrival at The Leela Palace Hotel
1300 Check in at The Leela Palace Hotel for The Golden Chariot followed by lunch at Jamawar or Citrus
1500 Hrs Departure from The Leela Palace Hotel for Bangalore sightseeing Visit Tipu's Palace, Bull Temple and Lal Bagh
2000 Hrs Arrival at Yeshwantpur Station
2000-2030 Hrs Traditional Indian welcome at the Railway Station at Platform No.6 and escorting to respective cabins onboard The Golden Chariot
2100 Hrs Departure to Mysore and dinner onboard
Day 2 Kabini / Bandipur 1000 Hrs Depart for Kabini / Bandipur, experience your drive to the Jungle Resorts
1300 Hrs Lunch at the jungle lodge
Post Lunch Jungle / Boat Safari
Return in the evening for wild life film
Dinner and overnight stay at jungle lodge
Day 3 Mysore 0830 Hrs Breakfast at the jungle lodge and depart to Mysore
1130 Hrs Back onboard The Golden Chariot to relax
1300 Hrs Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
1500 Hrs Mysore sightseeing, Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam,
1700 Hrs Hrs Reach Brindavan Gardens for Cultural show followed by Dinner at Royal Orchid.
2200 Hrs Back onboard The Golden Chariot
Day 4 Hassan 0600 Hrs Breakfast onboard and depart for Hassan
0815 Hrs Arrive at Hassan
0900 Hrs Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola (Please note this has a climb of 640 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to experience can stay back onboard The Golden Chariot and experience the facilities onboard. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost)
1300 Hrs Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
1500 Hrs Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing
1915 Hrs Back onboard The Golden Chariot
1945 Hrs Depart to Hospet and dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
Day 5 Hospet 0600 Hrs Arrival at Hospet
0830 Hrs After breakfast depart for Hampi sightseeing, Virupaksha Temple, Queen's Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts Bazaar
1300 Hrs Return to The Golden Chariot for the lunch
1500 Hrs Depart for sightseeing, Royal Enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple, Illumination at the Vittala Temple
2000 Hrs Back onboard The Golden Chariot for dinner
Day 6 Badami 0500 Hrs Depart from Hospet to Badami
0830 Hrs Arrival at Badami
0900 Hrs After breakfast depart for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal
1330 Hrs Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch
1400 Hrs Depart for Goa
Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard The Golden Chariot: Spa, Gymnasium.
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot reaches Goa post midnight
Day 7 Goa 0800 Hrs Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
1000 Hrs Depart for sightseeing
1100 Hrs Visit the famous churches of Old Goa
1215 Hrs Visit an Old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for Tea/Coffee and cookies and shopping at the emporium
1400 Hrs Reach Sahakari Spice Plantation, Ponda for lunch and tour of spice farm
1500 Hrs Depart for Utorda Beach
1630 Hrs Reach to The Golden Chariot
(Guests can make use of the facilities: towels, shower, and toilet)
1915 Hrs Return to The Golden Chariot and dinner onboard
2100 Hrs Depart for Bangalore
Day 8 Bangalore 0800 Hrs Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
1100 Hrs Arrival at Yeshwanthpur station…
   
 
   

Southern Splendour Golden Chariot Daily Tour Details
Day 1 : Monday : Bangalore

Report at The Taj West End Hotel by 4 p.m. for check-in formalities followed by high tea & brief presentation.Proceed for vist to art gallery,followed by cultural program.Reach Yeshwantpur Railway Station, by 8 pm & be escorted to respective Cabins.Dinner on board & train departs by 9 pm for Chennai.


Day 2 : Tuesday : Chennai & Mamallapuram

Morning from 9 am to 12 Noon discover the old charms in modern cosmopolitan city of Chennai,driving through beach road & visiting St Thomas Church & Cholamanda Art Village.
Later drive to Mahabalipuram for lunch at beach resort ,followed by visit UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sea Shore temples ,built more than 1200 years ago.Return to Chennai Railway station by 630 pm & depart

Day 3 : Wed : Auroville & Pondicherry

Morning excursion to Auroville-a modern commune ,dedicated to unfification of all religions. Return to train for lunch
Afternoon stroll through beach town of Pondicherry-this former French colony, exudes a Mediterranean aura with French style architecture and boutiques. Proceed for dinner to eco-resort & later return to train & depart.

Day 4 : Thurs : Tanjavur

World-famous for Brahadishwara temple, a historical monument dating back to 11th century which now is an UNESCO World Heritage Site . The region also offers unique Tanjavur style paintings and Tanjavur dolls.

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Day 5 : Fri : Madurai

The temple city of , Madurai has a rich cultural heritage that goes back to over 2, 500 years. The city is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi temple which stands today as one of the country’s greatest architectural landmarks. Close to the temple is situated yet another architectural wonder, the Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, a classic blend of Dravidian, Islamic and European architecture.
After breakfast,visit famed Meenakshi Temple & stroll through the local market.Return to train for lunch.
Late afternoon visit Poompuhar Handicrafts Emporium for optional shopping.proceed to Tirumalai nayak Mahal for sound & light show,followed by dinner & traditional folk performance at The Heritance.Return to train & depart

Day 6 : Sat : Kanyakumari, Trivandrum & Kovalam

Kanyakumari, sun rise point -at the tip of peninsular India, offers a panorama of the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.
The Kanakakunnu Palace ,located in Trivandarum city was built in late 19th century by travoncore royalty.The interiors are decorated with large crystal chandeliers and exquisite pieces of royal furniture. Kovalam, Beach located on Arabian Sea offers a natural cove with shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres & are ideal for swimming.
Early morning 0545 am to 8 am proceed to Kanyakumari sunrise point & brief city tour.Return to train for breakfast & depart.Lunch also on-board late afternoon visit Trivandarum Palace & evning excursion to Kovallam beach,followed by Gala Dinner & cultural program in Luxury Beach resort

Day 7 : Sun : Kerala Backwaters & Kochi

Morning visit Alleppey is also known as the “Venice of the east”. & more famous as Kerala Backwaters Enjoy boat cruise through its canals ,which takes you past scenic islands ensconced with coconut and palm trees. Afternoon visit “Queen of the Arabian sea”, Kochi is a vibrant cosmopolitan city famous for its Jewish Synagogue and the Dutch palace.

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Day 08 : Bangalore Return

Morning train returns to Bangalore. Tour ends

IMPORTANT : The Day to Day Schedule may be changed at short notice by the Train Manager, to suit local logistics.

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