What To Expect
Proceed for check-in at the Taj West End at 15:00, You will then go on a nature walk to the heritage gardens of Taj, followed by some delicious Indian high-tea. Enjoy a culture show and a visit to the Iskcon Temple at 18:00. Proceed to Yeshwantpur Railway Station for a traditional welcome of Aarti and Tikka. Dinner will be served on board as the train departs for Mysore.
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board, visit the famous Amba Vilas Mysore Palace followed by a trip to the Bandipur National Park via coach. Lunch will be served once you arrive at the Jungle Lodge. Embark on a boat safari across the jungles followed by a wildlife film screening. Dinner commences at 20:00, followed by a camp and an overnight stay at the Jungle Lodge.
After an early boat safari across the jungles, enjoy breakfast at the Jungle Lodge Resort and depart for Mysore via coach. Lunch will be served once you board the train, followed by a sightseeing tour of Mysore and Srirangapatnam. You will have the opportunity to visit the Tipu mausoleum and drive through the fort before shopping at CIE. A cultural dance performance awaits you at 19:00, followed by a delightful dinner at a hotel.
You'll depart for Shravanabelagola* after having breakfast on board. Lunch will be served once you return as we continue to Belur and Halebid to visit the magnificent temple complexes. Dinner will be served as we depart for Hospet.
After having breakfast, we'll go for a sightseeing tour, visiting historic attractions such as the Group of Monuments at Hampi - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hemakuta Hill, the Virupaksha Temple, the Queens Bath, Elephant Stables and teh Hazara Rama Temple. Continue to the Vijaya Vittala Temple Complex after having lunch on the train and sit by the banks of the Tungabhadra River for a spectacular sunset.
Once we arrive in Badami and you've had breakfast, we go on a sightseeing trip to the Badami Caves and the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can enjoy some free time after lunch and make use of the facilities on board such as the spa, gym, etc. Dinner will be served on board.
After enjoying breakfast on board, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Goa. Visit the famous churches of old Goa and the old Portuguese house which is now an emporium for shopping and refreshments. Have a delectable lunch at a luxury resort and explore the facilities offered by the hotel. Dinner will be served once we return to the train.
Breakfast will be served on board before you disembark the train. We'll arrive at Bangalore at approximately 11:30 where services will end.
7 nights accommodation at The Golden Chariot
All meals including tea, coffee and mineral water
Entrance fees to palaces, museums and parks
Deluxe luxury coaches for sightseeing
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
-*The trip to Shravanabelagola requires guests to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural wonder. Guests who are not able to do so may stay on board the train.
Children 4 years old and below are charged 10% of the total cost.
Triple room rates are available, please inquire.
For off-train excursions, guests are advised to wear smart casuals and comfortable walking shoes.
Please inform in advance for any special dietary requirements.
Venue of meals and schedule of sightseeing are subject to change as per Indian railway norms.
Itinerary and scheduled departures may change without prior notice.
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8 days / 7 nights