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The Golden Chariot

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The Golden Chariot is a luxury train of India that shows you all the splendor and magnificence of South India. An initiative of Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and Indian Railways, it offers two brilliantly crafted itineraries which cover the most popular tourist attractions of South India like Bangalore, Thanjavur, Madurai, Kochi and Chennai. While the outstanding hospitality wins your heart inside, fabulous sightseeing and exploration does so on the outside. The interior décor is inspired by the Hoyasala and Mysore traditions of architecture which recreate the royal way of traveling by the Maharaja. The 19 coaches of the Golden Chariot, dressed in traditional aura and equipped with modern facilities, immediately win the heart of the guests. It’s a wonderful experience as the train chugs through the South Indian landscape, letting you enjoy the splendor of the South.

Season: October - April


Pride of Karnataka

Indian Holiday offers a well-crafted itinerary with which one can explore the breathtaking landscapes, jaw-dropping locales, architectural marvels, and rich cultural diversity. Pride of Karnataka journey also takes you to Goa which is one of the renowned tourist destinations in India. This 7-day journey commenced on Sunday from Bangalore and concluded in Bangalore. The luxury travel of Golden Chariot will leave you spellbound and give you memories of a lifetime. The detailed itinerary of the Pride of Karnataka tour is mentioned below which will help you to plan a hassle-free journey to this amazing place.

Durations: 6 Nights / 7 Days USD 712 Per Person Per Journey
Jewels of South

Experience the Golden Bird's most renowned destinations by Golden Chariot with the exquisitely designed itinerary, Jewels of the South. This amazing itinerary includes some fabulous sightseeing and exploration of South India. Be amazed by visiting the charming Mysore Palace, and observe nature closely with wildlife safari along with bird watching. The Jain pilgrimage center at Shravanabelagola will keep you spellbound with a large free-standing statue of Bahubali. Whereas the striking architecture of Belur and the Halebidu temples add more charms. The Group of Monuments at Hampi will take you to ancient times to witness the remarkable empire, Hampi is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Goa will add more cheers to your memorable journey. The tour starts on Sunday in Garden City Bangalore and ends the following Saturday again in Bangalore.

Durations: 6 Nights / 7 Days USD 712 Per Person Per Journey
Glimpses of Karnataka

Indian Holiday offers a well-designed itinerary of Golden Chariot train which provides an opportunity to explore the enchanting beauty of Karnataka. Glimpses of Karnataka is a 4-day itinerary that takes you to Bandipur, Mysore, and Hampi. The tour will start from Bangalore on Sunday and ends in Bangalore on the coming Saturday. Enjoy the immense beauty of Karnataka and explore the top tourist destinations of Karnataka. With us, you can embark on the luxury tour and make the memories of a lifetime. You will also be able to embark on the jungle safari in the Bandipur National Park where you will spot the exotic species of flora and fauna. Take a look at the detailed itinerary of Glimpses of Karnataka.

Durations: 3 Nights / 4 Days USD 790 Per Person Per Journey

The Train


There are 19 coaches in the train out of which 11 are guest coaches. Each coach has been named after the former ruling dynasties of ancient and medieval eras. The coaches have different floral motifs belonging to those particular times. The cabins of the train have a luxurious traditional décor where you can enjoy a comfortable stay amidst modern facilities and royal pampering. The period furniture, intricate carvings and the interiors are inspired from the architectural senses of Mysore and the Hoysala dynasty.

The cabins of the train boast of being well-appointed with modern amenities like air-conditioner with temperature control, LCD TV with satellite connection, private bath with plush toiletries, wardrobes and vanity or writing desk. Following are the facilities in the coach:

  • Decor inspired from the soul of Karnataka
  • 1 cabin for the disabled guests
  • Central air conditioning with individual temperature control
  • Attached bathroom
  • Padded beds
  • Writing Desk
  • LCD television with satellite channels
  • DVD Players


Nala and Ruchi are the two restaurants of the Golden Chariot, with lavish decor inspired from the temple architecture of Halebid and Hampi. In the relaxing ambiance of the restaurants, the guests can savor mouthwatering vegetarian and non vegetarian delicacies of various fares. You can choose from a la carte menu and table d’hôte meals (fare included in the tariff).

The loaded bar on the train offers the finest selection of Indian as well as international brands. In the opulent and sophisticated décor of the bar, enjoy a glass of spirits and wines along with light snacks.

Nala– Named after the legendary chef, Nala, this restaurant serves various lip-smacking dishes in a traditional ambiance.

Ruchi– Hindi word Ruchi, literally means a fine taste. At this restaurant, relish fine Indian and international delicacies.

Madira– This lounge bar aboard the train lets you simply relax and unwind your tired senses.  With a decor modeled on the Mysore Palace, the bar has a collection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Conference Car

The Golden Chariot also has a Conference car where you can take care of your business tasks whenever the need be. Following are the main additions of the well-equipped Conference car:

  • Seating capacity of 30 people
  • Audio-visual equipments
  • Internet access

Recreational Coach

When you are not enjoying sightseeing at the featuring destinations of the train, you can indulge in various activities at the luxury recreational coach of the Golden Chariot:

  • A well-equipped Gym
  • Nirvana spa with 2 massage rooms
  • Lounge area 

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