Golden Chariot - A Spectacular Journey through South Indian Terrains

The southern region of India is a fascinating concoction of ancient cultures, varied topography, exotic flora and fauna and rich cultural heritage. Be it about nature lovers, wildlife aficionado, art connoisseurs, spiritually inclined travelers and honeymooners, this enchanting region has something to offer to people from all walks of life. Of many available to explore the diverse hues of south India, Golden Chariot is certainly the most spectacular option available to unearth the natural and cultural treasure troves of south India.
Golden Chariot
The Golden Chariot
Recreating the forgotten art of elegant train travelling, Golden Chariot presents an eclectic mélange of traditional and contemporary apparent in its ethnic décor and state of the art amenities. This Indian luxury train has a distinction of being India’s first disabled friendly train and is jointly operated by Karnataka State Tourism and Development Corporation (KSTDC) and the Indian Railways.

Restaurant,Golden chariot train
A view of Restaurant inside the Golden Chariot Train
The royalty factor is well exuded by the exteriors of the train as well. Painted in deep purple and golden color signifying refinement and royalty respectively, Golden Chariot gives an indication of the upcoming royal experience at the first glance. The logo of the train is a mythical animal with an elephant head and the lion body.

Rediscover a more gracious age of traveling aboard the Golden Chariot
Rediscover a more gracious age of traveling aboard the Golden Chariot
The 11 guest carriages of Golden Chariot are picture perfect replica of cultural ethos and architectural traditions of erstwhile south Indian dynasties. The ceilings, wall panels and furniture carved with exquisite workmanship are suggestive of Hoysala and Mysore architectural style. With a capacity to accommodate 88 guests in all, the 13 guest cabins comes equipped with modern facilities such as Wi-Fi internet, LCD television, DVD players, vanity desk and en-suite bathrooms. 

Sleeping cabin of the Golden Chariot
The Art of Luxury and Refinement: Sleeping cabin of the Golden Chariot
Just like accommodation, the dining facilities on board Golden Chariot train are sumptuous to the hilt. The two ornately designed restaurants of this luxury tourist train serves a delectable spread of vegetarian and non vegetarian cuisines on the platter of the guests. Madira, the nonchalant lounge bar serves a choicest collection of international wines and spirits to lift your spirits high. Other facilities such as conference coach, gymnasium and Ayurvedic spa allows Golden Chariot to stand in the cue of World’s best luxury trains. 

Lounge Bar,Golden chariot
Lounge Bar on board The Golden Chariot luxury trains
Named after the stone chariots in Hampi, Golden Chariot with its two weeklong itineraries- Pride of the South and Splendor of the South- takes guests on a whirlwind tour across historically prominent, culturally potent and naturally blessed destinations in south India. While Pride of the South traverses the course of Karnataka, the Splendor of the South encompasses the temple town of Tamil Nadu and backwater heaven of Kerala. Beginning from an introductory tariff of US$ 545, the journey on board Golden Chariot is truly a spectacular experience.

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