THE GOLDEN CHARIOT TRAIN
"THE GOLDEN CHARIOT TRAIN HAS GONE FOR RENOVATION & EXPECTED TO RESTART OPERATIONS IN OCT. 2019"
Day 1 : Bangalore
On your arrival in Bangalore you can explore the city attractions throughout the day. In the evening you will assemble at the Bangalore Railway Station. From here will begin the enchanting sojourn of the Splendor of the South. After a traditional welcome, guests will be ushered to their cabins and a luxury saga will immediately commence…
Dinner will be served for the guests aboard the Splendor of the South
By 2200 hours the train will depart for Chennai.
Day 2 : Chennai
The train will arrive in Chennai at 0600 hours on the 2nd day of the trip.
On this day guests will get a chance to visit the attractions of Mamallapuram. Nestled comfortably at a distance of about 58 km from Chennai, Mamallapuram is best visited for its temples. The temple of Rathas, the Penance of Bhagirath, and the Shore Temple are a few of the most significant attractions housed here. Guests can relish on some very interesting culinary delights of the place for lunch before they move back to Chennai.
Chennai city attractions that you can visit include a trip to the St. Mary’s Church, Saint Thomas Cathedral, Fort St. George, the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the National Art Gallery and Museum.
Enjoy a lavish dinner served to you aboard the train while you proceed towards Pondicherry.
Day 3 : Pondicherry
Early in the morning you will arrive in Pondicherry a city that was once a French colony.
Post-breakfast you can embark on sightseeing trips across the cobbled streets of the city. The magnificent French styled mansions, Auroville, and Sri Aurobindo Ashram are a few of the attractions housed here that you can treat yourself to.
On your return to the luxury train you will find that it is already geared up to proceed towards the next destination – Tiruchirapalli.
The train will arrive in Tiruchirapalli at 2200 hours and will halt there for the night.
Day 4 : Tiruchirapalli - Thanjavur
Tiruchirapalli or Trichy as it is popularly known as waits to play your
perfect host on the 4th day of the sojourn. Rock Fort temple,
Mathrubhuteshwar Shrine, and the Ucchi Pillayar temple are a few of the
destinations that you will visit on this day.
Later in the day guests can proceed towards Thanjavur, mostly known for
its temples and its paintings. City attractions you will visit here
include Brihadeshwara temple, Alangudi temple, Chandra Bagawan temple,
and the Schwartz Church.
Dinner and overnight stay in the train.
Day 5 : Madurai
Arrive in Madurai by 0800 hours. Post-breakfast you can commence your sightseeing journey across the city and visit the Meenakshi temple, the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, and the Thiruparangundram temple.
Dinner and overnight stay aboard the train.
Day 6 : Kanyakumari Sunrise & Kovallam Beach
Early morning 5.15 a.m. board AC Buses from Nagercoil Railway station for 20 minutes drive to Kanyakumari sun rise point, that offers an unique panorama on the confluence of 3 seas viz. Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. Return to board the train for breakfast at Nagercoil station by 730 a.m. Time permitting, proceed for 2.5 hours excursion to Padmanabha Wooden Palace. Return to train for lunch & depart. From Trivandrum Kuchuvelli Railway Station board AC buses by 5 p.m. for evening excursion to Kovallam Beach, followed by Cultural Program & Dinner in beach resort. Return to Trivandrum railway station by 10 p.m. & train stabled for the night.
Day 7 : Backwater Cochin
By 0900 hours on the 7th day guests will reach at the backwaters region of Kerala. Alleppey is where you will reach; the mesmerizing locations of which will simply take your breath away. Enjoy the gorgeous sights of the backwaters locales. A sumptuous lunch at Kumarakom will set the ambiance for you after which you will proceed towards Kochi. Kochi is your last destination in the circuit. Primarily a sea port, Kochi houses attractions such as the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, and the St. Francis Church.
To complete your trip, a Kathakali dance performance will be especially be arranged for you.
Enjoy a leisurely dinner before you proceed towards Bangalore to mark the end of the journey.
Day 8 : Bangalore (Return)
You will arrive in Bangalore in the wee hours of the morning. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast aboard the train before you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight back home…