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The Golden Chariot Tour - Pride of South



Duration 7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination Covered Bangalore,Mysore,Hassan,Badami,Goa City,Mysore,Badami,Mysore,Hospet
Price (Starting From) On Request

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Welcome aboard The Golden Chariot. South India's first and only luxury tourist train. An exotic journey through Karnataka awaits you. One that stretches across time. And heritage, wildlife and beach destinations. Get ready to experience the wonders of the state in regal splendour. In the comfort of your very own kingdom, The Golden Chariot.Room Service
Drinks
Tips
Laundry
Telephone Calls
Video Camera Fees
Spa Car
Business Car Facilities
Liquor And Other Items Of Personal Nature

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore

City Visit Option

03:00 pm Check-in at Taj West End
04:00 pm High-tea at Banquet Hall
05:00 pm Briefing on The Golden Chariot
05:30 pm Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / art gallery
06:30 pm Cultural show
07:00 pm Departure to Yeshwanthpur Railway Station

Eco-resort Experience Option
11 am onwards Check-in at Our Native Village

12:00 noon Lunch
02:30 pm Briefing on The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm Eco-resort tour
03:30 pm Art and culture tour – The Revivalist Movement
04:00 pm Organic farm and herb garden tour
04:30 pm Pottery session, Indian village games & bullock cart rides

Golf Itinerary

01:00 pm Departure to Karnataka Golf Association
01:30 pm Tee off
06:00 pm Snacks/Tea at the Golf course
06:30 pm Departure to Yeswantpur Railway Station
08:00 pm Arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 Traditional Indian welcome Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
09:00 pm Departure to Mysore
11:00 pm Arrival at Mysore

* Travellers can choose any one option.

Day 2: Mysore/ Kabini

10:00 am Visit to the Mysore Palace after breakfast**
11:00 am Departure to Kabini
01:00 pm Arrival and lunch at Jungle Lodges & Resorts
03:00 pm Jungle/ boat safari
07:40 pm Screening of wildlife film. Dinner and overnight stay at Jungle Lodges & Resorts.

Day 3: Kabini/ Mysore

City Visit Option

06:30 am Boat Safari
09:30 am Departure to Mysore post breakfast
11:30 am Back onboard The Golden Chariot
01:00 pm Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm Mysore sightseeing: Srirangapatna**
07:00 pm Arrival at Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. Cultural show followed by dinner.
10:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot

Golf Itinerary

08:30 am Departure to Mysore post breakfast
11:30 am Back onboard The Golden Chariot
01:00 pm Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
02:00 pm A round of Golf at Hotel Lalitha Mahal Palace
07:00 pm Cultural show followed by dinner
10:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot

* Travelers can choose any one option. ** Coach journey

Day 4: Hassan

Heritage Tour Option

06:00 am Departure to Hassan
08:15 am Arrival at Hassan
09:00 am Departure to Shravanabelagola for sightseeing#**
01:00 pm Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
02:45 pm Departure to Belur and Halebeedu for sightseeing**
07:15 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot

Golf Itinerary

06:00 am Departure to Hassan
08:15 am Arrival at Hassan
09:30 am Departure to Chikmagalur Golf course
11:30 am Tee off
02:30 pm Lunch at Taj Garden Retreat, Chikmagalur
04:00 pm Departure to Hassan
06:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
07:45 pm Departure to Hospet. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.

* Travellers can choose any one option. ** Coach journey
#Note: Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to climb can stay back on board The Golden Chariot.

Day 5: Hospet

06:00 am Arrival at Hospet
08:30 am Departure to Hampi** post breakfast Sightseeing tour: Virupaksha Temple, Queens's bath, Elephant stables, local crafts bazaar, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple,
01:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot for lunch
04:30 pm Sightseeing tour: Vittala Temple (The Stone Chariot)
08:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 6: Badami

05:00 am Departure to Badami
07:30 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
08:30 am Arrival at Badami
08:40 am Sightseeing tour: Badami Caves and Pattadakal
01:30 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot for lunch
02:00 pm Departure to Goa Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

** Coach journey

Day 7: Goa

Heritage Tour Option

09:30 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
10:00 am Sightseeing tour
11:00 am Visit to the churches of old Goa
12:15 pm Tea/coffee at Solar Souto Maior Shopping at the emporium
02:00 pm Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch
03:00 pm onwards Avail of facilities like spa treatments, casino, swimming pool, beach etc.

Golf Itinerary

08:00 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
09:30 am Departure to Intercontinental The Lalit Goa Resort Golf Course
11:30 am Tee off
02:30 pm Lunch at the hotel
04:00 pm Departure from the resort
05:30 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
07:00 pm Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot Departure to Bangalore

Day 8: Bangalore

09:30 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
11:00 am Reach Yeswanthpur Railway Station Farewell by the entire crew

*Travellers can choose any one option.
Terms and Conditions Golf Itinerary
Pricing: An additional charge of USD 125 per person per round of Golf is applicable.
Conditions: Golf can be included only when a minimum of four guests choose the option.
Golf itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. Itinerary, destination and scheduled departure may change without prior notice.


Tour Detail

Inclusions :


Exclusions :

  • Room Service
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Telephone Calls
  • Video Camera Fees
  • Spa Car
  • Business Car Facilities
  • Liquor And Other Items Of Personal Nature

Departure Cities with rates :

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years) 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year. Service Tax @ 3.09% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.

Terms & Conditions :

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Reservation Policy
In case of FITs : 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking. Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
In case of Group: 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking. Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy:
In case of FITs: 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure. 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure. 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure. 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.
In case of Group: 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure. 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure. 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure. 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment: No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited. En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited. Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

The Golden Chariot - Tariff Card (October 2012 - March2013)

PRIDE OF SOUTH

October 2012 - March 2013 (For International travellers)

Occupancy Type Per person / night (USD) Total for 7 nights per person (USD)
Single 754 5278
Double 545 3815
Triple 440 3080