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The Golden Chariot – Luxury Trains

Duration : 8 Day(s)/7 Night(s)
Destination Covered : Bangaluru-Chennai & Mahabalipuram-Paducherry- Thanjavur & Trichy-Madurai- Kanya kumari & Kovalam- Alleppey- Bangaluru
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The Golden Chariot – the luxury train of India, offers an insight into treasure trove of archaeological wealth and abundant gift for travelers. This travel package is the perfect blend of heritage, culture, Eco-tourism and beach life. Enjoy the kaleidoscopic scenery bestow outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Bangaluru

  • Self report and Registration at Taj West End
  • Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj
  • Hi-Tea
  • Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour
  • Cultural dance
  • Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
  • Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot
  • Train departs to Chennai

Day 2 : In Chennai & Mahabalipuram

  • Arrive at Chennai central railway station
  • Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • Depart to Mahabalipuram by coach
  • Arrive at Mahabalipuram and sightseeing of Krishna’s butter ball, Monolithic Ganesha
    temple, Arjuna’s penance area, Five Ratha’s temple and the caves
  • Lunch at luxury resort in Mahabalipuram
  • Visit shore Shiva temple and back to resort for Tea / Coffee
  • Drive to Puducherry railway station by coach
  • Arrive at Puducherry to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
  • Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Train stable at Puducherry railway station.

Day 3 : Puducherry

  • Depart for sightseeing of Auroville – Ashram and Matrimandir
  • Lunch at a luxury 5 star resort in Puducherry
  • A visit to the Aurobindo ashram in the French town, Ganesha temple, shopping and stroll on the pristine Promenade beach
  • Return to the Puducherry railway station to board The Golden
  • Chariot and refresh
  • Dinner on board
  • Depart to Tanjavur

Day 4 : Thanjavur & Trichy

  • Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • Visit to Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit to the Maratha palace
  • Lunch at a riverside luxury resort
  • Drive to Trichy by coach
  • Visit Sri Rangam temple in Trichy – India’s largest temple complex dedicated to Lord
    Vishnu
  • Return to Trichy railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
  • Dinner on board
  • Depart to Madurai

Day 5 : In Madurai

  • Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
  • Free time for shopping or rest on board The Golden Chariot
  • Visit the Thirumalai Nayakar palace for sound & light show
  • Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
  • Depart to Nagercoil

Day 6 : Kanyakumari and Kovalam

  • Arrive at Nagercoil Railway Station
  • Depart to Kanya kumari by coach
  • Return back to The Golden Chariot for breakfast after viewing sunrise
  • Depart to visit the Padmanabhapuram wooden palace
  • Return back to The Golden Chariot for lunch on board
  • Depart to Kocchuveli
  • Arrive at Kocchuveli Railway Station
  • Drive to Kovalam beach by coach to view sunset and stroll through the beach
  • (Tea/Coffee, biscuits served by the beach)
  • Cultural performance followed by dinner at a 5 star luxury resort, Kovalam
  • Back on board The Golden Chariot.

Day 7 : Alleppey

  • Depart to Alleppey
  • Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • Arrive at Alleppey railway station
  • Depart for Houseboat cruise on the Vembanad backwaters
  • Arrive at backwaters luxury resort for Lunch
  • Depart to Kochi by road
  • Visit the Chinese Fishing nets and a walk around the Jew town for shopping
  • Return to Ernakulum railway station to board The Golden Chariot
  • Depart to Bangalore
  • Dinner on board The Golden Chariot

Day 8 : Bangaluru

  • Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
  • Arrive at Yeshwanthpur railway station and farewell by the entire crew

Inclusions

  • Meet and greet service on arrival and departure
  • AC accommodation at mentioned hotels/resorts with daily breakfast
  • All transfers and transportations including sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Vehicles with Driver
  • English speaking local guides as per the itinerary
  • All toll taxes and parking charges
  • Mandatory Govt. Taxes as applicable

Exclusion

  • International airfare and extra baggage
  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camera fee at monuments
  • Additional sightseeing which is not mentioned in itinerary
  • All personal nature expenses like phone calls, portage, tips, gratitude, laundry etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything which is not mention under inclusions

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