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The Golden Chariot

Named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a World Heritage Site in South India, The Golden Chariot conveys you in luxurious comfort on voyages through time and exotic South Indian locales. On these journeys, it unravels for you both eras hidden behind time’s veil, and the splendours of the present day. Come aboard, on a journey filled with moments worth cherishing for a lifetime.

The Golden Chariot offers you two memorable itineraries: Pride of the South and Southern Splendour.
Pride of the South
The Golden Chariot transports you to the worlds of mythology, heritage, worship, natural wonders, wildlife, adventure, beaches and more. Spanning 7 nights and 8 days, the ‘Pride of the South’ itinerary begins with Bangalore and encompasses tiger-stalked Kabini, avian paradise Srirangapatna, majestic Mysore, colossal and monolithic Shravanabelagola, transcendent architectural marvels Belur and Halebid, imperial Hampi, sublime Badami and Pattadakal, and finally, the glorious beaches of Goa!
  Southern Splendour
This is a truly breathtaking experience spread over 7 nights and 8 days, linking some of South India's most unique and exciting destinations. It covers three states and brims over with awe-inspiring moments. On its Southern Splendour run, The Golden Chariot starts out from Bangalore, the Garden City, taking you first to Chennai, a modern city exceptional for its allegiance to ancient traditions. Moving on, you find yourself at Puducherry, where serenity is redefined. In the ancient temple towns of Thanjavur and Madurai, you will encounter marvels of architecture and heritage. And thence to Kerala, God's Own Country, and the ineffable scenic beauty of Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha and coastal Kochi. Finally, its back to home base Bangalore.
The Golden Chariot – Facilities
Cabin Coaches
From The Palace to your Chamber
Your chambers are steeped in history. Chambers in which, you will retire under a sky of craftsmanship that narrate timeless tales. Sink into a bed of royalty, reminiscent of the Mysore Maharajas, admire the intricate carvings on the ceiling, the wall panels and furniture inspired by Mysore and Hoysala architecture.
Each Coach of the “The Golden Chariot” has been named after the dynasties that ruled Karnataka - Kadamba, Hoysala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adhilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula and Vijayanagar.
• Fully air-conditioned cabins.
• 26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for the physically challenged.
• Vanity / Writing desk.
• Every cabin is equipped with LCD television, DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories
Nala and Ruchi - Two Restaurants
A Culinary tour of fine taste.
Nala named after a king and legendary chef from the times of the Mahabharata. Ruchi, a name that means fine taste in Sanskrit. The two restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights.
• Interiors inspired by the timeless aesthetics of Hampi and Halebid.
• 4-seater and 2-seater dining cabins with comfortable sofas and chairs.
Madira - The Lounge Bar
Spirit for your soul.
Timeless like the spirits we serve, Madira, the mythical drink of the gods in the lounge bar aboard The Golden Chariot. Pour yourself fine spirits as you unravel your soul, as you watch performances of local artisans. Celebrate the journey into timelessness as lilting music uplifts you.
• Relaxing and elegant seating at bar.
• Plush and royal interiors modeled after the Mysore Palace.
  Gym Coach
  Experience Eternity
  Attain Nirvana.
  Spa and Gym on The Golden Chariot, discover age old traditions and cures to modern day stress.
  • Two massage rooms for an out of this world rejuvenation experience.
  • For those who prefer a local flavour - Ayurveda massages are provided.
  • Fully equipped gymnasium.
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