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Golden Chariot

HIGHLIGHTS

Game drives at Nagarhole | Heritage sites at Belur & Halebid | World heritage site of Hampi

DURATION

09 Days / 08 Nights

DEPATURES

Every Sunday from Oct'16 to Mar'17

PRICE FROM

AUD 6933 per person | Prices valid for travel from 01st Oct'16 to 31st Mar'17

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • 01 Night at the Taj West End Hotel Bangalore + 7 nights on the Train.
  • Breakfast daily except on the train where all meals are included.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at monuments & places of visit

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The land once ridden by formidable armies is now traversed by the world’s most unique railway – The Golden Chariot – Pride of The South beckons you to discover worlds that are enriched with history and culture. Recline and relax as the magnificent scenery unfolds outside your window with luxury on the inside, thus far reserved for royalty. We present The Golden Chariot – Pride of The South – a fine balance between a glorious yesterday and an omnipresent tomorrow in a magical land… that is Karnataka.      

ITINERARY

Day 1 Sunday: Bangalore 
Welcome at Bangalore airport followed by transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Monday: Bangalore  
This afternoon meet the other passengers at the Blue Ginger restaurant at the Leela Palace Hotel for lunch followed by sightseeing of the city. Visit Vidhana Soudha, the beautiful botanical gardens of Lal Bagh, St Mark’s Cathedral and enjoy some shopping at MG Road. Late afternoon board the train and begin your seven night journey on the Golden Chariot. Travel overnight to Mysore.

Day 3 Tuesday: Mysore – Kabini – Bandipur
Overnight excursion to Nagarhole National Park, once the hunting lodge of the Maharajahs of Mysore featuring steep valleys, rich forests and spectacular pools. Enjoy a game safari in the national park.

Day 4 Wednesday: Kabini – Mysore  
This morning drive back to Mysore. Lunch on board the Golden Chariot. This afternoon visit Srirangapatnam, the island fortress of the legendry warrior king Tipu Sultan and the Mysore Palace. Enjoy a cultural show along with dinner at the Lalitha Mahal Palace. Travel overnight

Day 5 Thursday: Mysore – Hassan – Hospet 
This morning enjoy an excursion to Shravanbelagola an important Jain pilgrim centre. It is home to Asia’s largest monolithic statue of Lord Gomateswara. This afternoon enjoy and excursion to Belur and Halebid built in the 12th and 13th century in baroque style, these stone carved temples are truly magnificent. Travel overnight to Hospet.

Day 6 Friday: Hospet – Hampi – Hospet  
Today you will visit the world heritage site of Hampi, one of the most beautiful and evocative ruins in Karnataka. The Vithala temples with its musical pillars and the stone chariot are some of the stunning attractions at this world’s famous site. Travel overnight to Badami.

Day 7 Saturday: Hospet – Badami – Goa 
This morning enjoy a full day excursion to Pattadakal which has ten major temples, on the banks of River Malaprabha, representing early Chalukyan architecture. You will end the day with a visit to Badami, where the cave temples are hewn out of solid rock, in a magical setting.  Travel overnight to Goa.

Day 8 Sunday: Goa 
Drive to Candolim to enjoy the splendid beaches of Goa followed by a visit to churches in Old Goa and to a Portuguese house. Travel overnight to Goa.

Day 09 Monday: Bangalore   
Arrive in Bangalore midday where you will disembark. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the airport for your homebound flight.

Please contact either your travel agent or Contact us for more details.

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