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The Golden Chariot – Southern Splendour

Time to revive your soul on a journey to Southern Splendor

The Golden Chariot luxury train brings you to a splendid tour of 08 days 07 nights Southern Splendour. This remarkable tour covers 03 states starting from the garden city of Bangalore along with it pass through the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu and end the journey in the coastal city of Kochi. You will enjoy witnessing enchanting landscapes of South India which will leave a mesmerising impact over your mind and soul.

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  • Day 01 : Monday Bangalore

    In the evening meet at the Taj West End Hotel at 1600 hours for completion of check in formalities. A presentation about The Golden Chariot Tour will be shown along with it you will relish high tea at the time. Later on you will be taken to the art gallery and also enjoy a cultural dance performance. Late evening a traditional welcome at Yeshwantpur railway station will be given and you will be escorted to your respective cabins. Now, it is time for the Golden Chariot Train to embark its journey to the Southern Splendour Tour.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 02 : Tuesday Chennai & Mahabalipuram

    Upon arrival at Chennai Egmore Railway Station, enjoy lavish breakfast onboard. Now leave for sightseeing, first, visit San Thome Basilica Church and museum. Next, drive through Marine Bay to Mahabalipuram also known as Mamallapuram for sightseeing. The temple of Rathas, the Penance of Arjuna, and the Shore Temple are a few of the most significant attractions housed here. Mahabalipuram is renowned for its -temples and ancient stone carvings. You can savour lunch served at a luxury resort. Post, lunch visit the Shore Shiva Temple of Mamallapuram. Later drive towards the Pondicherry Railway Station to board the awaiting Golden Chariot.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 03 : Wednesday Pondicherry

    Morning relish your breakfast onboard at the Golden Chariot train then drive to Auroville for sightseeing of Ashram and Matri Mandir. Afternoon enjoy a luxurious lunch at luxury hotel in Pondicherry. Post lunch sightseeing of Pondicherry (a French Colony) visiting Aurobindo Ashram and Ganesha Temple. You can also enjoy shopping at strolling around the streets of the French colonial beauty. Evening return back to the luxury wheels for relishing dinner as the Golden Chariot head towards its next destination.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 04 : Thursday Tanjavur & Trichy

    Morning upon arrival at Tanjavur Railway Station you will be facilitated with a luscious breakfast. Post breakfast you will leave for Brihadeshwara temple a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also give a visit to Serfoji Musem later shopping. Your will be served an appetizing breakfast at a riverside luxury resort. Later drive to Trichy for visiting the Sri Rangam temple which is India’s largest temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu. After sightseeing of Tanjavur & Trichy get back to Golden Chariot for dinner as the train embark towards its next destination Madurai.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 05 : Friday Madurai

    With Day 05 you arrive at Madurai, the city of baroque temples. After breakfast, you embark your sightseeing of the city, first visit the famous Meenakshi Temple, which is a 1000 pillar temple and museum. Later back to the luxury wheels for lunch. Evening enjoy sound & light show at Tirumalai Nayakar, former Palace of Madurai Royalt. After a wonderful day back to the luxury wheels for dinner, along with it the train proceeds for its next destination Nagercoil Railway Station.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 06 : Saturday Kanyakumari & Kovalam

    You will be arriving Nagercoil Railway station early morning. Rising early you have a chance to see the mesmerising sunrise view in Kanyakumari, the southernmost tip of India. Thereafter, return onboard to the Golden Chariot for breakfast. Later leave for sightseeing of Padmanabhapuram Wooden Palace. Afternoon back to the luxury wheels for lunch and the train also leaves for Kochuveli station. On arrival Kochuveli deboard the train and drive to Kovalam. Evening time you can relish tea / coffee & biscuits by the beach. Also you will be taken to a 5 star luxury resort where you can watch cultural show followed with the dinner. Late evening return back to the luxury train.

    Highlights : Overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 07 : Sunday Alleppey

    Savour a luxurious breakfast onboard upon arriving at Alleppey railway station. Post breakfast disembark the Golden Chariot to have a sparkling experience in the Houseboat cruise with lunch at the backwaters of Vembanad Lake. Now drive to Kochi by road for the Chinese Fishing nets and stroll around the Jew Town for shopping. Thereafter, return to Ernakulam railway station to board the Golden Chariot as it departs for Bangalore.

    Highlights : Dinner and overnight stay onboard.

  • Day 08 : Monday Bangalore

    Morning on arrival at Yeshwantpur railway station, bid farewell to the Golden Chariot Southern Splendor Tour of 07 nights 08 days.

What’s Included

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Assistance at railway station on arrival and Departure

Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms.

All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits

Off train excursions as per itinerary by AC vehicle.

Expert local tour guides for sightseeing tours as per itinerary

Monument and museum entrance

Govt of India taxes and Company service charges

International or domestic flights are not included

Please carry a valid travel insurance

Visa fee and charges

Video Camera fees wherever it is applicable

Meals not specified

Any kind of personal expenses/bills

Trip Cost

Gems of India Schedule for the season 2018-19 & 2019-2020 

January, 2019 23 USD 3850 USD 4950
February, 2019 20 USD 3850 USD 4950
March, 2019 20 USD 3850 USD 4950

Important Remark

*There will be supplement charge of USD 500 per pax travelling during the tour falling on New Year eve and Christmas. The supplement charge will be applicable for child between 05-12 years also. Supplement charges may be applicable for certain signature journeys as announced by IRCTC from time to time. *To get the rate of Suite and Presidential Suite kindly contact our office

Trip Dates

January'2019 23 BOOK YOUR SEAT
February'2019 20 BOOK YOUR SEAT
March'2019 19 BOOK YOUR SEAT

Trip Reviews


Mr. Paco | Scandinavia Spain

14 Aug 2017

It was totally an out of the world experience travelling on the Golden Chariot train. The tour was approximately of a week and started and ended in Bangalore. I loved how they welcomed all the guests to the train. The train took us to various off beat destinations of South India with full of luxuries. A fantastic tour!

  • 4.8

Mr. Oliver | Scandinavia Iceland

14 Aug 2017

The trip on the Golden Chariot Train was an outstanding and a lifetime memorable one. I would highly recommend everyone to travel on this luxurious train once as it gives the best view of South India places with all the comforts.

  • 4.8

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