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The Golden Chariot
08 nights - 09 days
Bangalore - Mysore - Kabini - Hassan - Hospet - Gadag - Goa - Bangalore
The Golden Chariot sends you back in the medieval era to discover the glorious history of Karnataka. The Golden Chariot, India's most luxurious train, fully loaded with all the modern facilities takes you to various places of interest in Karnataka and Goa. Visit the spectacular Mysore Palace and the Vijaynagar Temples. Take a look at the excellence of Hindu architecture in Hoysala temples. Experience a journey by this special chariot, available only in India.
Days of operation: Leaves and arrives Bangalore every Monday
Months of operation: Operates all 12 months of the year, subject to weather conditions.
Board The Golden Chariot
Early morning arrive Bangalore. Transfer to guesthouse for few hours. Later transfer to hotel for check-in formalities. After lunch proceed for Bangalore city sightseeing tour. Visit Vidhana Soudha, the state legislature of Karnataka. Take a round of Lal Bagh, the famed botanical garden. Visit St. Mark's Cathedral, the oldest Anglican Church of Bangalore. Transfer to railway station to board the Golden Chariot.
Morning arrive Mysore. After breakfast set out for sightseeing of Srirangapatna, the island in the river Kaveri. Visit Daria Daulat Fort — the famous fort surrounded by a large garden on the southern bank of the Kaveri River. Post lunch visit the Chamundi Hills and explore Chamundi temple. Take a round of Mysore Palace, built in Indo-Saracenic architectural style. Evening visit to the Rangayana Kala Mandir for a Cultural Show. Overnight.
After breakfast transfer to Kabini National Park, nestled amidst the Karapur forest. Enjoy a boatride on Kabini river to view local wildlife. Post lunch jungle walk followed by jeep safari. Overnight.
After breakfast disembark train and transfer by coach to Halebid temple and then to Belur for Hoysala temple visit. Post lunch depart to Shravanagelagola, the ancient Jain pilgrimage centre. Overnight.
After breakfast proceed by coach for a full day excursion to Hampi to see the outstanding Vijayanagar temples built in fourteenth century. Evening enjoy sound and light show inside the temple complex. Overnight.
Aihole, Pattadakal, Badami
After breakfast transfer by coach to Aihole, the cradle of Hindu rock architecture. Explore the world heritage sites of Pattadakal, famous for its monuments in Vesara style of temple architecture. Finally at Badami visit the wonderful rock-cut shrines. Overnight.
Morning to relax on the golden shores. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Goa including the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, now an archaeological museum.
Afternoon arrive Bangalore. On arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Transfer to airport for onward destination.
Beach Extension to Goa and Kerala available on request.