The Golden Chariot

  • Duration:07 Nights & 08 Days
  • lOCATION: Bangalore - Mysore/ Kabini/ Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore
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DAY 1 : Bangalore

6:00 pm - Reporting time. Board the train
7:00 pm - Departure from Bangalore
12:30 pm - Check-in the Leela Palace for a delicious lunch.<
3:00 pm - Go for Bangalore sightseeing- Tippu's Palace, Bull Temple and Lalbagh.
08:00 pm - Board the train from Yeshwantpur Railway Station. You will be received with warm hospitality. Dinner on board.
09:00 pm- Depart to Mysore
11:30 pm - Arrive at Mysore

Bangalore
Bangalore, the sparkling jewel of Karnataka is affectionately dubbed as the Garden City. Located ideally at 3,250 feet above sea level, Bangalore is the capital of Karnataka. This destination reflects perfect blend of traditional and modern. Its rich cultural heritage encompasses several attractions. It is an IT hub of the country. Its moderate climate adds more charm to it.

DAY 2 : Mysore/ Kabini/ Bandipur

10:00 am - Post breakfast depart for Kabini / Bandipur for wildlife safari.
01:00 pm - Reach the Jungle Lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch
Post Lunch - Go for Jungle / Boat Safari
In the evening - Watch wildlife film
Dinner and overnight stay at the Jungle Lodge
Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary
Located at an easy distance from Nagarhole National Park, Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to a variety of wildlife species. One of the finest wildlife destinations of India, Kabini boasts of around 300 species of birds and interesting animals like tiger and leopard. Bandipur National Park Established by the maharajas of Mysore in 1931, Bandipur National Park is known for its tigers. An important Project Tiger Reserve, Bandipur is beautifully located at the foothills of Nilgiris. A wide variety of wildlife can be seen here in their natural habitat.

DAY 3 : Mysore

08:30 am - Post breakfast depart for Mysore
11:30 am - Arrive in Mysore
01:00 pm - Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm - Mysore sightseeing: Mysore Palace and Srirangapatnam
07:00 pm - Reach Brindavan Gardens for cultural show
Dinner at Hotel KRS
10:00 pm - Board The Golden Chariot
Mysore
Mysore, the royal land of Karnataka is best known for its wonderful palaces, enchanting structures, sandalwood and silk. It is the place to catch a glimpse of the bygone era of Sultans and Kings. This city is also known for its rich culture encompassing elements like dance and music, art, literature and handicrafts. Mysore Palace
Reflecting a great example of Indo-Saracenic architectural style, the palace is adorned with enchanting carvings and works of art from all over the world. The majestic jewel -studded golden throne of the Wodeyars is displayed here during the Dasara festival. Srirangapatna Holding sheer religious, cultural and historic importance, Srirangapatna is a town near Mysore. It houses a beautiful summer palace of Tipu Sultan, his mosque, the Wellesley Bridge and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned.

DAY 4 : Hassan

06:00 am - Depart from Mysore to Hassan
08:15 am - Arrive at Hassan
09:00 am - Leave for Shravanabelagola for sightseeing. Kindly note that one has to climb around 700 steps to see the architectural masterpiece. Guests not willling to go can stay back on the train. And in case you wish to go you can opt for a palanquin, which will be provided at an extra cost.
01:00 pm - Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm - Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing
07:15 pm - Back on board The Golden Chariot
07:45 pm - Depart for Hospet Dinner on board
Belur
Located in Hassan district(220 km from Bangalore) is famed for its fascinating Hoysala Temple Complex. The most arresting of all the temples is the Chennakesava temple, built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana. It is intricately carved with beautiful sculptures. It is the only Hoysala Temple in function.
Halebid
It is also located in Hassan district. Once the pride of the Hoysala kingdom, Halebid is known for the extremely beautiful Hoysala temples. Among all Hoysaleswara Temple built on a star-shaped platform is the most beautiful. It is richly decorated with magnificent sculptures. Meenakshi Temple

DAY 5 :Hospet

06:00 am - Arrive at Hospet
08:30 am - Post breakfast leave for Hampi sightseeing- Virupaksha Temple, Queens's Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts bazaar
01:00 pm - Return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch
03:00 pm - Depart for sightseeing: Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple. Illuminated Vittala Temple.
08:00 pm - Back on board The Golden Chariot Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
Hampi
Affectionately dubbed as 'The City Of Ruins', Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is dotted with amazing ancient temples, most of which are almost in ruins. It can be aptly called the temple village of Karnataka. Hampi was founded by the two local kings Hakka and Bukka in the 14th century. Later it became the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, one of the most powerful empires of the bygone era. The city is the blessed birth place of lord Hanuman. It is the land where he met lord Rama. In the city, a temple named Raghunatha is dedicated to lord Rama. Travellers from across the globe throng in here throughout the year. It boasts of around 500 monuments. These monuments include mesmerizing temples, palaces, remains of lakes and ponds, regal pavilions and much more.

DAY 6 : Badami

05:00 am - Depart from Hospet to Bedami
08:30 am - Arrive at Bedami
09:00 am - Post breakfast leave for Bedami sightseeing- Bedami Caves and Pattadakal
01:30 pm - Back on board The Golden Chariot for lunch
02:00 pm - Depart for Goa
Bedami
Bedami is a beautiful village located in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka famous for its bewitching rock-cut temples, exquisitely carved Cave temples, artificial lake, museum and he rust red sandstone cliffs. One of the most attractive attractions here is the sculptures of Lord Nataraja(the Cosmic dancer) in 81 dance poses.
Pattadakal
It is a World Heritage Site famous for its mesmerizing temples. Located on the banks of the Malaprabha river. It flourished greatly during the rein of the Chalukyan empire. It was also the place where kings used to be crowned. Goa beach.

DAY 7 : Goa

05:30 am - Arrive in Goa
09:30 am - Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
10:00 am - Depart for Goa sightseeing
11:00 am - Visit the famous churches of old Goa
12:15 pm - Visit an old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for a tea break. Shopping at the emporium
02:00 pm - Visit Majorda Beach Resort for lunch
03:00 pm - An Ayurvedic massage, a visit to the casino, a dip in the pool / beach, etc. (Ayurvedic massage and casino charges extra as applicable)
06:00 pm - Depart from the resort
07:15 pm - Back to The Golden Chariot. Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
09:00 pm - Depart for Bangalore
Goa
A big hit with tourists across the globe, Goa is popularly known as the 'Pearl of the Orient'. It is ideally located on the western coast of India. Its natural beauty and a unique culture are its striking features.
Goa is perfectly endowed with arresting beaches, rich marine life, salubrious climate, fertile land, coconut and cashew plantations, mesmerizing rivers, dense forests and a heady mix of Indo-Portuguese heritage. There is so much to see and do in this world famous destination. For fun, adventure and partying, no other destination can beat the charm of this destination.

DAY 8 : Bangalore

08:00 to 09:30 am - Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
11:00 am - Reach Yeswanthpur railway station. This marks the end of your royal and pleasurable journey on The Golden Chariot.

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