- 07 Nights / 08 Days
The land once ridden by formidable armies
is now governed by be world's most unique
railway - the Golden Chorion beckons you
go discover worlds that are enriched with
history and culture. Recline and 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
- A World of Royalty
The capital of Karnataka is known as the
Garden City because of its salubrious climate
and greenery. Perched 3250 feet above sea
level, temperatures seldom exceed 30°C
(88°F). Founded by Kempegowda, a powerful
chieftain, the city is unique with its rich
cultural heritage that coexists with its
modern day technological and industrial
achievements. Today, Bangalore is popularly
known as India's Silicon Valley.
A World of Royalty
Mysore has been always associated with the
royal families and their patronage, be it
the Wodeyars or the Sultans. Mysore was
the capital of the princely state with palaces
and princely buildings till Independence.
Mysore also has a rich cultural heritage
and celebrates festivals with pomp and grandeur
like the world famous dussehra.
A visit to the Island fortress of Tipu
sultan of Srirangapatna lets you relive
the pages of history of courage of this
great warrior who stood up bravely to the
might of the British Empire.
A World of Wildlife
Rajiv Gandhl National Park, Nagarhole (Kabini),
the hunting retreat of the Mysore Maharajas,
is definitely the perfect destination for
wildlife lovers in South India. The excitement
starts with a safari into the heart of the
park, where you are sure to spot wild animals
in their natural habitat. Some of the popular
sightings are elephant gaur, sambar, chital,
wild boar and the more exclusive predators
like tiger and leopard. A bird watcher's
paradise, the park is home to over 300 species
of birds, many of which are endemic to these
Halebld - A World of Worship
Belur in Hassan district 220 kms from Bangalore
and 38 kms from Hassan is famous for its
magnificent Hoysola Temple Complex. The
Chennakesava Temple here is the major attraction,
built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate
his victory over the Cholas. The facade
of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures
with no portion left blank. It Is the only
Hoysala Temple sill in active worship.
Halebidu in Hassan district is 27 kms away
from Hassan and was the capital of the Hoysalas.
It has one of the finest Hoysala temples.
The Hoysaleswara Temple, perched on a star-shaped
base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza.
Its walls are richly carved with an endless
variety of Hindu deities, sages, stylized
animals, bards and friezes depleting the
life of the Hoysala Kings.
Shravanabelagola is a pilgrim centre for
the Jains with the world's tallest monolithic
standing statue of the Lord Bahubali.
Hampi - A
World Heritage Site
One of the greatest civilizations of its
time, Hampi was not only the capital of
the powerful Vijaynagar Empire but also
rich in agricultural yield and trade. Founded
by Hakka and Bukka in 1336AD, it fell to
the Sultans who invaded in 1 565 AD. Hampi
has rightfully earned its distinction as
a World Herltage Site.
A viskt to Anegundi village by traversing
the gushing Tunga Badra river on a coracle
is an experience that provides the guests
with a glimpse into the traditional country
Iife in Karnataka.
Badami - A World Heritage Site
Badami, Pattadakal and Aihole ensemble depict
rich South Indian temple architecture and
rock-cut cave temples. Badami showcases
four ancient rock-cut cave temples, the
largest of them dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Pattadakal is a World Herltage Site, which
stands testimony to the richness of Chalukya
Aihole is widely acknowledged as the cradle
of South Indian temple architecture. There
are hundreds of temples strewn in the villages
Goa - A World
of Gold Beaches
Goa, once a colony of the Portuguese, is
a melting pot of Portuguese culture, art
and architecture building structures is
starkly evident. Known for its popular beaches,
Goa also offers magnificent churches and
* Fully air-conditioned vestibules cabins
* 26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins and
1 cabin for the physically challenged guests.
* Every cabin includes LCD TVs with DVD
with 6 satellite channel, wardrobe, vanity
/ writing desk and private bathroom with
luxurious amenities and accessories.
* Restaurant Coaches interiors inspired
by the timeless aesthetics of Hampi and
Halebid with a combination of 4 and 2-seater
* Lounge Bar Coach has elegant bar &
plush interiors replacing the Mysore Palace
aura of royalty and charm.
* Conference Coach with a seating capacity
of 25-30 guests with 42" LCD television
* Gym Coach has a fully equipped gymnasium,
two massage rooms for rejuvenating experience
including Ayurveda massages and high speed