Golden Chariot Train
The only luxury train in South India, "Golden Chariot" offers an insight into treasure trove of archaeological wealth, abundant bounty for wildlife seekers and a kaleidoscope of culture for it's esteemed guests. It offers a mix of heritage, culture, eco-tourism and beach life. Recline & relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty.
We present the Golden Chariot-a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow in a magical land ... that is Karnataka. The Golden Chariot Train is a joint venture of State Government of Karnataka & Ministry of Railways.
Winner of 'Asia's Leading Luxury Train' award
The Golden Chariot Train is now operating on two different 7 Nights circuits of South India, both tours departing from Bangalore on alternate Mondays viz. Pride of South & Southern Splendour.
Highlights of "Pride of South" train tour circuit includes visit to Mysore Palace , Kabini Tiger Reserve , UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi Palace ruins,Golden Beaches of Goa & UNESCO World Heritage Site of Badami Cave sculptures.
Highlights of "Southern Splendour" train tour circuit includes visit to former French Colony of Pondicherry, Beaches & Backwaters of Kerala,besides UNESCO World Heritage site of Brihadeeswara Temple
The on board facilities
Designed & operated on the lines of World famous
Palace On wheels Train Tour; The Golden Chariot(Golden Chariot Train)/Southern
Train offers Eleven luxuriously furnished Air-Conditioned
Saloons of 4 sleeping chambers(Cabins) each,Two Dining Cars,One Bar Lounge
,Business Centre, Mini Gymnasium & Ayurvedic Spa.
» Passenger Saloons :
The Interiors of the Saloon are inspired by the intricately carved Hosalya
temple architecture dating back to 12th century.
Total 44 Air Conditioned cabins in 11 inter-connected saloons are
combination of 26 Twin Bedded Cabins,17 Double bedded Cabins & One Cabin
for Physically Challenged.
Each Cabin offers small wardrobe,vanity desk,LCD Televisions,Electric
sockets with 220 AC for recharging batteries; & private washroom having
5 Star Hotel accessories.
» Restaurant Coaches :
The interiors of the Two Dining Cars (called Nala & Ruchi) are inspired
by the royal aesthetics of Hampi & Halebid temples.
There is a wide spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights
» Lounge Bar Coach :
The plush & royal interiors of the Cigar Bar Lounge (called Madira) are
modelled after the early 20th century Mysore Palace.
» Spa & Gym Facility :
There are Two massage rooms ,for the traditional & age old Ayurvedic
massages,said to offer definite cures for modern day fatigue & stress.
Also available is a fully equipped Gymnasium.