Tour of South


Tour of South

  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers


Capture the real essence of India with the luxury Indian train The Golden Chariot which takes you to a cosmos where ancient folklores and fairytales come alive. The The Golden Chariot journey, spanning over 7 nights and 8 days, is no less than a surprise box that makes you relish a new surprise everyday day as the sun makes its appearance on the morning sky. This vacation, spend a fabulous week in India and bask in the glory of Mysore’s palaces, cultural heritage of Bangalore and the pristine beaches of Kerala and Goa. Discover traditional towns of the southern end of the nation. Temple towns of Chennai and other southern regions are a rage among visitors. Pilgrimage sites, shrines, museums, churches, wildlife sanctuaries and spectacular locales are some other salient features of this sojourn. Explore the puzzle board of these meticulously chosen destinations in a weeklong journey onboard the The Golden Chariot India, one of the most opulent train rides in the world.

Get on board and experience a thrilling adventure across Karnataka with KSTDC specially created with upbeat activities in mind for the Next Generation. Bring in some much needed adventure and make new memories along the way. Take a tour of Karnataka with exciting travel experience best suited for both Primary and Secondary sections.

It is an attempt to connect some of the important dots which have shaped the history of south India through several centuries. Destinations on the Golden Chariot route have been chosen to showcase the architecture, culture and history of this region. The unique position of the southern peninsula, surrounded by Arabian Sea in West, the Indian Ocean in South and the Bay of Bengal in the East saw several dynasties having trade and political linkages with both the West and East. These dynasties with their patronage of the arts and crafts have left an indelible mark on the terrain through intricately carved temple and other structures which tell a tale of the glorious past of these lands.

Guest Carriages on the Golden Chariot train are named after the dynasties which ruled south India over several centuries. Each guest carriage has four guest cabins with a mix of twins and doubles. The guest cabins are a mix of 13 Double Bed Cabins, 30 Twin Bed Cabins and 1 Cabin for Specially abled. The two restaurants, Ruchi and Nalapaka, serve delectable meals from across the world with an array of Indian options. Madira, the bar serves choicest of wines, beers and spirits. Arogya, the Spa cum Fitness Center combines traditional Ayurvedic Spa therapies with modern workout machines.

A sojourn through well known & off beat destinations of South India in luxurious fashion. An adventure in comfort, a romance on rail tracks, with heritage & cultural destinations waiting for you to discover them. 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.

From Jan 2021 ,Golden Chariot Train will operate on Three Different Circuits of South India from Bangalore/Bangalore
viz Two Circuits of 6 Nights each & One Circuit of 3 Nights.

Jewels of South

This well-planned journey spanning over 7 days/6 nights commences in the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore and again ends in the same city after you explore the cultural and natural wonders of South India to your heart’s content. The tour covers famous tourist destinations in India such as Mysore, Hampi, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Chettinad, Alleppey/Kumarakom, and Cochin.

Jewels of South is a  6 Nights and 7 Days tour offering travelers a luxury experience while exploring the cultural heritage and topographical diversity in different cities of the Southern Indian states Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

After your luxury tour goes on wheels in Bangalore, you will reach imperial Mysore the same day. You will enjoy your meals onboard with lovely views and a comfortable journey. The next day as the train reaches Hampi, you will explore the UNESCO world heritage sites and then the train will head towards the proud cultural heart of India Tamil Nadu.

The luxury train journey allows you to explore heritage temples and palaces in Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Chettinad before moving to Kerala. You will enjoy sightseeing in Fort Kochi and cruising on Kerala backwater that offers a lifetime experience to the travelers.

During the tour, you will enjoy excellent hospitality and comfortable interiors with modern amenities that make the journey hassle-free as you travel from one captivating destination to another.

Day 1

Bengaluru To Mysore

  • Start your luxury journey from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka
  • Enter the Yesvantpur Railway Station at 09:00 AM
  • Get a warm welcome at the station for your pleasant journey
  • Complete the registration and board the train
  • Finish the briefing sessions on the train
  • Relish delicious Lunch onboard
  • Depart the train at Mysore
  • Tour to Mysore palace around 3:00 PM
  • After the tour, return to the train
  • Enjoy your dinner on board
  • Complete an overnight journey to reach Hampi

Day 2


  • Enjoy a delightful breakfast on board
  • Depart the train at Hamp
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Observe the remains of carvings and monument
  • Get back to the train and enjoy lunch
  • Enjoy a free excursion to Anegundi in the evening
  • Enjoy your dinner on board
  • Complete an overnight journey to reach Mahabalipuram

Day 3


  • Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board
  • Depart the train to reach Mahabalipuram
  • Visit the Shore Temple a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Relish delicious lunch at an exclusive venue
  • Enjoy your supper on board
  • Complete an overnight journey to reach Thanjavur

Day 4

Thanjavur And Chettinad

  • Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board
  • Tour to the Brihadeshwara Temple in Thanjavur
  • Get back to the train and savor your lunch
  • Continue to Chettina
  • Explore the Athangudi tile factory
  • Visit the Chettinad mansions
  • Enjoy your dinner on board
  • Complete an overnight journey to reach Cochin

Day 5


  • Savor the delightful breakfast on boar
  • Visit the Mattancherry Palace in Fort Koch
  • Enjoy the traditional dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue
  • Get back to the train and enjoy your lunch
  • Enjoy an optional visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church in the evening
  • Have your dinner on board
  • Complete an overnight journey to reach Kumarakom

Day 6


  • Relish the delightful breakfast on board
  • Continue for a houseboat cruising on the backwaters
  • Enjoy dining at one of the best places
  • Have your dinner on board
  • Complete an overnight journey to reach Bengaluru

Day 7


  • Enjoy your delicious breakfast
  • Here is the end of the luxurious journey
  • Reach Yeshwantpur Railway station, Bangalore
  • After reaching dead towards the onwards destination

  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with en suite bathrooms.
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits.
  • Butler service.
  • Guided off train excursions as illustrated in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide.
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and packaged drinking water on board.
  • Porterage at stations.
  • Services of Paramedic On-board.
  • For guests booked in Deluxe Cabin, the transport would be a Volvo bus/Tempo traveller/Volkswagen crafter with a common English speaking guide depending on the number of pax.

  • GST (5%)
  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities.
  • Telephone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands of wines, spirits, beer served in the restaurants, bar and of board excursions).
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees.
  • Arrival and departure transfers.
  • International and domestic air tickets.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation and any tour extensions are not included unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys.

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