The Golden Chariot: A Timeless Sojourn

Golden Chariot Train

Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot covers vast swathes of Southern India showcasing picturesque locales, mighty jungles, coffee plantations, wildlife reserves, traditional towns, waterfalls and sacred festivals. Memories of a bygone era and a sense of calm and tranquility are experienced on board this luxury train.

The Golden Chariot started operating since March 10, 2008. Weekly trips are offered by the luxury train, inThe train is equipped with 44 cabins and exclusive facilities such as plasma TV, Wi-Fi, ultra modern gym, spa services, lounge cars, bar and excellent restaurants. The cabin coaches personify supreme grandeur and the architecture is inspired by Mysore, Hoysala and Belur-Halebidu schools of art. In order to take care of guests’ health, a doctor is present throughout the journey. Moreover, in accordance with the regal aura of the train, every coach is offered a personal attendant to fulfill the guests’ needs. The two journeys offered by the train are: Pride of the South and Splendor of the South.

These brilliant tours offer a perfect rendezvous with the amazing pearls of the South and traverses along traditional Tamil Nadu towns, white sandy beaches of Goa, backwaters of Kerala and cultural heritage of Karnataka.

The train has romantic dates with every destination and guests usually fall in love with these tours. The journey surpasses places like Bangalore, Mysore, Hampi and the temple town of Belur in Karnataka. The cosmopolitan city of Bangalore is famed for its parks, gardens, superb cultural heritage and historic monuments. UNESCO approved World Heritage Site Hampi used to be the historic capital of the legendary Vijaynagar Kingdom.

Serene Beaches and wonderful locales of Goa invite visitors to a breathtaking tour of the state when the train reaches there. Churches, temples, forts and unique Portugese culture are highlights of this region. Kerala’s pristine backwaters, arts/crafts, delicious cuisine, perfect environment and houseboat tours have earned it the distinction of God’s own country. Visitors will feel amidst the pristine beauty of nature during this amazing tour. Next in line are Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. Renowned for its abundance of temples and historical towns, the state of Tamil Nadu is a treasure trove of our cultural heritage. Proximity to the sea, numerous natural wonders also draws many tourists here. Kanyakumari is the gem of the southernmost state of the country and is also the southernmost point of peninsular India. A picture postcard scenario is on the cards when three great oceans, the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meet. Exemplary views are on the cards during sunrise and sunset.

The quaint retreat of Pondicherry is a supreme synthesis of French and Indian culture. Aurobindo Ashram along with the quaint township of Auroville are highlights of this region. Exemplary cuisines involving both French and Indian dishes are savored by guests.

Thus, Golden Chariot travels to quaint areas and both the tours offer awesome pleasure and involve leisurely activities. Traditional music, food, natural beauty and the unique Southern culture are displayed in a fabulous manner.

Golden Chariot

Golden Chariot onboard Restaurant
Golden Chariot

Grand welcome while boarding into the luxury train
Golden Chariot

Palace of Mysore also known as Ambavilas Palace


A committed wanderer, a passionate photographer and an ardent admirer of Indian literature Lena Attwood has journeyed extensively through Asia, India in particular, building up an impressive photographic portfolio of her memorable journeys in this wonderland. Her interest in Indian history, culture and tourism lead her to shift to Mumbai in 1990 and ever since then, she has been visiting various...(Read More)

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