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Golden Chariot – Experience the Luxury and Travel Like Never Before

Golden Chariot Luxury travel train guide
Written by Mansi Gupta

Get on board the Golden Chariot and treat yourself to luxury and royalty you will cherish for life. Golden Chariot is India’s ultimate rail travel experience across the empires that shaped the history of the state. It’s an initiative from Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation after the success of Rajasthan Tourism’s Palace On Wheels. Get aboard the Golden Chariot and relive the glory of the past, the art & architecture, the culture and traditions of Karnataka.

The Golden Chariot has 18 thematically designed coaches and 44 cabins with architectural aesthetics of erstwhile south Indian dynasties. The cabins define luxury at its best. They are fully equipped with every modern amenities of a five-star hotel. This royal train features two multi-cuisine restaurants – Nala and Ruchi, serving a wide spread of vegetarian and nonvegetarian delicacies. The interiors of these restaurants will mesmerize you! It is inspired by the reminiscent Halebidu and Hampi architectural style of Karnataka. Inspired by the architecture of Mysore Palace, the on-site lounge bar – Madira – serves an assortment of International wines and champagnes. There are a spa and a fully-equipped gymnasium also on board.

The Golden Chariot is a beautiful, luxurious and royalty-personified sojourn through well known & offbeat destinations of South India. Pristine beaches, thick jungles with its rich wildlife and waterfalls that stand tall await you to discover and explore them en-route. Very unique, customized itineraries have been developed that leave a resonance of the amalgam of culture of South India. Temples, palaces, relaxed beaches, a wildlife sanctuary, backwaters, there is something for everyone in this mesmerizing journey through one of the most beautiful states of India, Karnataka.

The journey opens for three months every year. This year, Golden Chariot operates from April to June on two customized itineraries – Golden Chariot Pride of South, and Southern Splendour Golden Chariot. Pride of South is a 7 Night, 8 Day tour covering destinations like Hampi, Kabini, Mysore, Badami and Goa. Southern Splendour will cover places like Pondicherry, Tanjavur, Madurai, Kerala Backwaters & Kochi and Chennai & Mahabalipuram. The itineraries are so well- designed that you will be offered the best heritage destinations of Karnataka.

Golden Chariot is an alluring journey aboard magnificence and royalty. No wonder it has recently been awarded ‘Asia’s leading luxury train’ award at the World Travel Awards, 2013. Indulge in 8 days of unprecedented luxury on board the Golden Chariot, India’s ultimate rail travel experience!

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About the author

Mansi Gupta

A passionate reader, an avid traveler, a day dreamer and a “self-proclaimed biggest fan” of Game of Thrones.

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