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Pride of the South

Destinations Covered: Bangalore - Kabini - Srirangapatnam - Mysore Sravanabelagola - Belur - Halebid - Hampi - Badami - Pattadkal - Goa
Durations: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Fare Starting From: USD 0

Pride of the South is an excellently planned itinerary that lets you enjoy some fabulous sightseeing and exploration. In Mysore, you visit the glittering Mysore Palace, while a wildlife safari leaves you completely thrilled at Kabini, along with some bird watching. Peace and solace will envelop you at Shravanabelagola, the Jain pilgrimage center, while the temple architecture of Belur and Halebidu temples evoke sheer admiration. At Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples, Elephant Stables and other structures indicate to the existence of a glorious empire in the past days. At Badami, you will get a chance to enjoy some incredible sightseeing, while in Goa, you will get a chance to visit its churches, which are an essential part of its heritage.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Bangalore

1500 hrs : Assemble at the Taj West End for registration

1600 hrs : A walk in the well-manicured gardens of the Taj

1700 hrs : Hi-Tea with snacks

1730 hrs : Presentation on the Pride of the South tour

1800 hrs : Special Cultural Performance

1845 hrs : Visit to the ISKCON Temple

2015 hrs : Assisted transfer to the Yeshwanthpur railway station. Traditional Welcome. Go on-board the Golden Chariot

2100 hrs : Train chugs of towards Mysore

Day 2 Mysore - Kabini

0800 hrs : Breakfast on- board on the Golden Chariot

1000 hrs : Visit to the very well-known Amba Vilas Palace or Mysore Palace

1115 hrs : Leave for Kabini, by road

1315 hrs : Check-in at the Kabini Jungle Resort

1545 hrs : Wildlife Safari

1940 hrs : Attend the screening of the wildlife film

2000 hrs : Bonfire, dinner and overnight stay at Kabini

Day 3 Kabini-Mysore

0630 hrs : Early morning boat ride on the Kabini River for bird watching

0800 hrs : Breakfast at the resort

0930 hrs : Leave for Mysore by-road

1130 hrs : Back on -board the luxury train

1300 hrs : Lunch on- board

1530 hrs : Tour of Srirangapatnam including Tipu mausoleum, Dariya Daulat. Drive past the fort

1800 hrs : Shopping at CIE

1900 hrs : Special Cultural performance and dinner at a luxury palace hotel

2200 hrs : Back on- board the train for an overnight stay

Day 4 Hassan

0500 hrs : Leave for Hassan from Mysore

0730 hrs : Breakfast on- board the Golden Chariot

0900 hrs : Depart for Jain sacred site of Shravanabelagola for sightseeing

1300 hrs : Back aboard the train for lunch

1445 hrs : Disembark the train to leave for visiting the mesmerizing temples at Belur and Halebidu

1915 hrs : Return to the train

2000 hrs : Dinner on- board. The Train leaves for Hospet, at around 2040 hrs

Day 5 Hospet/Hampi

0600 hrs : Arrival in Hospet

0700 hrs : Breakfast aboard the train

0830 hrs : Leave for Hampi sightseeing incouding World Heritage site: Hemakuta Hill, Queens Bath, Hazara Rama Temple, Elephant stables, Royal enclosure and Virupaksha temple

1300 hrs : Lunch on- board the train

1530 hrs : Explore the Vijaya Vittala temple complex and the magnificent Stone Chariot

1700 hrs : View to enchanting sunset view on the banks of River Tungabhadra River

1800 hrs : Leave for Hospet railway station

2000 hrs : Dinner on- board. Overnight Stay.

Day 6 Badami

0400 hrs : Leave for Badami

0730 hrs : Breakfast aboard the luxury train

0830 hrs : Arrival in Badami

0840 hrs :Sightseeing of the World Heritage Sites of Pattadakal and Badami cave temples

1320 hrs : Return to The Golden Chariot

1330 hrs : Lunch on- board

Leave for Goa. Relax and enjoy the facilities aboard the train like Gym and Spa

2000 hrs : Dinner aboard. Arrival in Goa after midnight

Day 7 Goa

0800 hrs : Breakfast on the Golden Chariot

1000 hrs : Leave to partake in sightseeing

1100 hrs : Visit to the popular churches, placed in old Goa

1215 hrs : Visit to Old Portuguese house, transformed into an emporium for snacks and shopping

1400 hrs : Lunch at the luxury resort, followed by leisure at the beach and Hi-Tea

1730 hrs : Leave the resort

1830 hrs : Back to train, which departs for Bangalore

2000 hrs : Dinner on- board. Stay overnight.

Day 8 Bangalore

0800 hrs : Breakfast on -board

1130 hrs : Arrival at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station. Check-out formalities and Farewell