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Luxury Trains: GOLDEN CHARIOT - Pride of South

Bangalore - Kabini- Bandipur - Mysore- Hassan - Hospet- Badami - Goa- Banglore
01 DAY/MON BANGALORE - YESHWANTHPUR - MYSORE

Afternoon arrival at Taj West End. High tea at Banquet Hall. Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Dos and Donts, safety and security, etc. Visit to Chitrakala Parishad/Art Gallery followed by cultural Show. You will be taken to at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 to a traditional Indian welcome. Dinner onboard. The Golden Chariot Depart for Mysore.

Altenate:

Afternoon Check in at hotel Our Native Village Launch at the Hotel . Resort/Hotel Tour, Herbal & Medicinal Plant Tour, Organic Farm Tour, Pottery Session, exploring the simplicity of village games, playing Indian village games and Bullock Cart rides. Rest and depart to Yeshwantpur Railway Station Depart from Yeshwanthpur railway station. Later in the evening arrive Mysore. Dinner & overnight on Board.

02 DAY/TUE MYSORE - NAGARHOLE - MYSORE

Morning drive to Nagarhole (Kabini) National Park (Rajiv Gandhi National Park). Kabini, a scenic delight was once the hunting lodge of the erstwhile Mysore Maharajahs. The steep valleys with rich forests, spectacular pools and rapids provide an ideal opportunity to revive your adventurous spirits. Lunch at Jungle Lodge. Enjoy the game safari in the National Park. Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodge.

03 DAY/WED MYSORE

Breakfast & Depart for Mysore. After lunch on Golden Chariot, depart for sight seeing to Srirangapatnam by coach. Visit the beautiful city of Mysore that is known for its fine craftsmen ship in wood, ivory, sandal-wood and for its silk. Visit the Maharaja's Palace, which is lavishly decorated in a mixture of styles. Reach the Lalitha Mahal Palace for cultural show followed by dinner. Overnight on board.

04 DAY/THU MYSORE - HASSAN - HOSPET

Depart from Mysore to Hassan. Visit Sravanabelagola and the famous Jain Temple - famous for its colossal statue of the Jain Saint Gomateshwara. 614 steps lead to his monolithic statue 18 meters tall and standing atop the hill of Indragiri. Every 12 years Jains from all over India gather here for the spectacular bathing festival of the statue.

After lunch onboard, drive through lush tropical landscapes to Halebid and Belur - Built in the 12th and 13th century in the superb baroque style, these temples are carved of stone and are truly magnificent. As one architect & critic said "These friezes carved with a minute elaboration of detail are one of the most marvellous exhibitions of human labour to be found even in the patient East". The temple at Belur is famed for its profusely ornamented exterior, and the one at Halebid for its sculptured figures & open-air museum. Also visit the colossal monolithic Jain statue, 57-ft high, which stands on top of a steep bare hill. Depart for Hospet. Dinner and overnight on board.

05 DAY/FRI TB DAM (HOSPET)

Arrive Hospet. After breakfast on board, depart for Hampi - A world heritage centre, Hampi is the most beautiful and evocative of all the ruins in Karnataka. The erstwhile capital of Vijayanagara kingdom, Hampi is full of delightful surprises. Like the King's balance where kings were weighed against grain, gold or money which was then distributed to the poor. The Queen's bath with its arched corridors, projecting balconies and the lotus-shaped fountains that once sprayed perfumed water, the two storied Lotus Mahal with recessed archways, the huge Elephant stables.

After lunch on board visit the splendid Vithala temple with its musical pillars and the stone chariot, the Virupaksha temple - still used for worship, Ugra Narasimha the 6.7m tall monolith. The Pushkarini Tank & the Mahanavami Dibba & many other interesting sites that are still being excavated. Dinner and overnight on board.

06 DAY/SAT HOSPET - GADAG (BADAMI) - GOA

Morning depart for Badami. After breakfast on board Arrive Gadag. Visit Badami Caves & Pattadakal.
Visit Badami - once the former second capital of the Chalukya dynasty. Here the cave temples are hewn out of solid rock, in a magical setting of hills above a lovely reservoir.

Pattadakal has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. It lies on the banks of the river Malaprabha & used to be the place where the Chalukyan Kings (7 to 9 century) were crowned. The oldest temple in this group is the Sanghmeshwara. The Mallikarjuna temple has pillars depicting the birth and life of Krishna. The largest of the temples, the Virupaksha has sculptures & panels depicting scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabhararta. The Papanath temple in the northern style has impressive carvings on pillars & on the ceiling. Lunch onboard. Depart for Goa. Dinner & overnight onboard.

07 DAY/SUN GOA - BANGALORE

After breakfast, depart for sightseeing tour of churches of Old Goa. Visit an old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for Tea/Coffee along with cookies and shopping at the emporium. Reach Majorda Beach Resort for Lunch. Dinner and overnight on board. Depart for Bangalore.

08 DAY/MON ARRIVE BANGALORE

Arrive Bangalore and disembark the Golden Chariot.

Departure Dates & tariff
Month of
departure
Departure date Deluxe Cabin Oct 13 till Mar 14 (Gross Tariff
( per person / per night))
September 2013 ---- Single Occupancy $754
October 2013 7,14,28 Double Occupancy $545
November 2013 11,25 Triple Occupancy $440
December 2013 9,23
January 2014 6,20
February 2014 3,17
March 2014 3,17

All the above rates are exclusive of all current applicable taxes. The rates, taxes and the departure dates are subject to change without prior notice.

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years)

10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year.
Service Tax @ 3.09% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South as per Govt. of India norms Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.

The Tariff includes:

Tariff is inclusive of accommodation on board The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South/ travel/all meals / Conducted Sight-seeing Tours/ Entrance fees at Monuments / Parks / Palaces and Cultural Programmes.

The Tariff does not includes:

Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, SPA Car, Business Car Facilities, liquor and other items of personal nature.

Reservation Policy:
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy
  • 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

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