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Golden Chariot Train Tour ( South India & Goa )
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Golden Chariot Train Tour ( South India & Goa )
Book NowDuration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days
Places Covered: Bangalore - Yeshwantpur - Mysore - Kabini - Hassan - Hospet - Gadag - Goa - Bangalore

The golden Chariot Train Tour is a beautiful personification of comfort and lavishness. The 7 nights and 8 days tour will follow the route map to India's most amazing tourist destination that shall begin from Bangalore - Yeshwantpur - Mysore - Kabini- Hassan - Hospet - Gadag - Goa - Bangalore. THE GOLDEN CHARIOT train is named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a world heritage site, in Southern India will travel through timeless Historical Heritage Sites, resplendent Palaces, Wildlife and Golden Beaches.
   Day 1 - Bangalore - Yeshwantpur
1230 Hours Arrival at Blue Ginger Taj Westend
1300 Hours Check-in formalities
1330 Hours Lunch at Blue Ginger
1430 Hours Departure for sight seeing to Vidhana Soudha, Lal Bagh St.Mark’s Cathedral with some spare time for shopping at MG Road
1800 Hours Leave for Yeshwantpur Railway Station by coach
1930 Hours Welcome with garland and Tikka at The Golden Chariot
Dinner & overnight on Board.
   Day 2 - Yeshwantpur - Mysore
0730 Hours Breakfast on board.
0930 Hours Departure for sight seeing to Srirangapatna and Daria Daulat Fort by coach
1400 Hours Lunch at Regaalis
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. Also visit the Zoological Garden, Mysore Arts & Crafts centre and then proceed to the Chamundi Temple on a hill above the city.
1800 Hours Tea and Trip to Rangayana Kala Mandir for Cultural Show.
Dinner & overnight on Board.
   Day 3 - Mysore - Kabini - Mysore
0730 Hours Breakfast on board.
0930 Hours Depart to Kabini.
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.
Enjoy the game viewing by boats in the National Park
1300 Hours Lunch at Kabini.
1430 Hours Enjoy a movie on wildlife.
1500 Hours Peaceful walk with nature.
1630 Hours Jungle safari in jeeps.
1830 Hours Drive back to The Golden Chariot.
Dinner & overnight on Board.
   Day 4 - Mysore - Hassan - Mysore
0640 Hours

Drive from Mysore to Hassan.

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 and 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 and open-air museum. Also visit the colossal monolithic Jain statue, 57-ft high, which stands on top of a steep bare hill.
1300 Hours Return to the train for Lunch at 1300 hours.
1500 Hours Visit Sravanabelagola and the famous Jain Temple.
Sravanbelgola   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.
2000 Hours Depart for TB DAM.
Dinner & Overnight on board.
   Day 5 - TB DAM(Hospet) - Gadag
0600 Hours Arrive TB DAM
0730 Hours Breakfast on board.
0900 Hours Drive to Hampi
Visit 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. 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 and the Mahanavami Dibba and many other interesting sites that are still being excavated.
1200 Hours Return to Golden Chariot of Lunch.
1715 Hours Cultural show at the temple complex.
1915 Hours Sound and light show inside the temple complex.
Dinner & Overnight on board.
  Book Now Day 6 - Gadag - Goa
0730 Hours Breakfast on board.
0800 Hours Arrive Gadag.
0845 Hours Drive by coach to Hotel Badami Court for tea / coffee.
1115 Hours Visit Aihole & Pattadakal
Aihole - famous as the cradle of Indian temple architecture - has over 125 temples, all intricately carved and rich in detail. The oldest temple here, is perhaps the 5th century Lad Khan. The Durgigudi is particularly interesting and unique, being circular in shape and surmounted by primitive gopuram. The Hutchmall temple, the Ravalpadi cave temple, the Konti temple complex, the Uma Maheshwari temple, the Jai Meguthi temple and the two-storied Buddhist temple are the other attractions at Aihole.
Pattadakal has 10 major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. It lies on the banks of the river Malaprabha and 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 and panels depicting scenes from the epics, the Ramayana and Mahabhararta. The Papanath temple in the northern style has impressive carvings on pillars and on the ceiling.
1400 Hours Lunch at Badami court.
1530 Hours

Visit Badami.
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.

1815 Hours Return to The Golden Chariot.
2000 Hours Depart for Goa.
Dinner & Overnight on board.
   Day 7 - Goa
0430 Hours Arrive Goa.
0730 Hours Breakfast on board.
0900 Hours Drive to Candolim beach by coach at The Taj Holiday Village.
1045 Hours Arrival at the beach, sun bathe and relax on the beach.
1230 Hours Lunch at Caravela – Taj Holiday Village.
1545 Hours Sight seeing of Old Goa churches and Museum.
1730 Hours Drive to Solas De Colacos.
1800 Hours Visit an old Portuguese house and have tea / coffee break.
1900 Hours

Drive back by coach through Miramar beach and Panjim City

2000 Hours Return to train.
Dinner and overnight on board.
   Day 8 - Goa - Bangalore
0730 Hours Breakfast on board.
1200 Hours Arrive Bangalore and disembark The Golden Chariot.
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