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Jewels of South

Adventure Tours

7 Days

THE TOUR AT THE GLANCE

The Golden Chariot offers an attractive sojourn across Karnataka and Kerala, aptly christened as the The Jewels of South. Commencing on Sunday from Bangalore and going through the ruins of Hampi, UNESCO World Heritage site – Shore Temple to Cochin , Backwaters of Kumarakom and concluding back in Bangalore, the following Saturday, the Jewels of South tour offers to its visitors an 7 day itinerary of pure fun. Capture the essence of Karnataka and Kerala through this journey and carry back fond memories to remember for long. The tour begins Sunday in Bangalore and ends again the following Saturday in Bangalore. With excellent hospitality and comfortable interiors equipped with modern facilities and services, you can easily travel from one famous destination to another. With interior decor inspired from the Hoyasala and Mysore tradition of architecture, this luxury train transports the guest into a bygone era of elegant train traveling.

EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR JOURNEY

Embarkation & Disembarkation (Jewels of South)

Check-in Venue & Timing - Yesvantpur Railway Station, Bengaluru / 0800 hrs
Departure Station & Timing - Yesvantpur Railway Station, Bengaluru/ 0900 hrs
Arrival Station & Timing - Yesvantpur Railway Station, Bengaluru/ 0800 hrs

 

Guests boarding the  Golden Chariot Train have to report at least an hour before the train's departure at a pre-assigned venue in Bengaluru for the pre-boarding facilities. All final details related to the meeting point will be emailed or handed over along with the journey's travel vouchers and documents, around 14 days before the departure date.

 

  • Mysore Palace - This is one of the largest places in India famous for beautiful architecture and great history designed by British architect Henry Irwin dynasty.
  • Hampi - This UNESCO world heritage site and ancient capital of the Vijaynagar offers excellent rock-carved monolithic sculptures and monuments.
  • Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram - The temple overlooking the shore of the Arabian Sea is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The beautiful 8th-century temple is built with blocks of granite.
  • Brihadeshvara Temple in Thanjavur - This beautiful temple on the bank of the Kaveri River is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the largest temples in South India dedicated to Lord Shiva and showcasing the excellence of Dravidian architecture.
  • Chettinad - This historical place reflects the glory of the Pandya dynasty is famous for its cuisine, temples, and mansions.
  • Kerala Backwater - Sailing on the serene Kerala Backwater offers heavenly charm when you cruise through the charming villages, paddy fields, colorful birds, etc.
  • Fort Kochi - This colonial site in Cochin is home to many ancient historical monuments, churches, museums, and streets. This is the best place to explore the Chinese fishing nets.

VIEW FULL ITINERARY

The luxury journey starts in Bangalore the capital of Karnataka at around 09:00 AM. After receiving a warm welcome at the Yeshwantpur Railway Station complete the registration and board the train. After the briefing session, have your lunch as the train moves towards Mysore. Reach Mysore at around 3:00 PM and visit the Mysore Palace. After exploration, return to the train and complete dinner as you proceed to Hampi.

  • Receive a warm welcome at Yesvantpur Railway Station at around 09:00 AM.
  • Complete registration and briefing sessions on the train.
  • Enjoy delectable Lunch onboard.
  • De board the train at Mysore.
  • Visit Mysore palace at around 3:00 PM.
  • After the excursion return to the train.
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Hampi.

- Overnight at Train
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Today, after enjoying the breakfast on the train, go for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site in Hampi. Admire the craftsmanship of the Vijaynagara kingdom by visiting the ruins of temples and palaces. Then return to train for lunch. In the evening, take an optional visit to Anegundi a charming village on the bank of Tungabhadra. Then, return to the train and complete dinner as you proceed to Mahabalipuram.

  • Enjoy a delectable breakfast onboard.
  • De board the train at Hampi.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Explore the ruins of sculptures and monuments.
  • Return to the train and have lunch.
  • In the evening, go for an optional excursion to Anegundi.
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Mahabalipuram.

- Overnight at Train
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Have your breakfast and proceed to visit the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram as the train enters Chengalpattu Railway Station. This UNESCO World Heritage site is named so because the temple overlooks the shore of the Arabian Sea. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu was constructed by the Pallavas with great architectural brilliance. After the excursion, have your lunch at one of the best places and return to the train. In the evening, complete dinner as you proceed to Thanjavur.

  • Have your delicious breakfast on board.
  • De board the train to reach Mahabalipuram.
  • Visit the Shore Temple a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy your lunch at an exclusive venue
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Thanjavur.

- Overnight at Train
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Have your breakfast and proceed to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brihadeshvara Temple. This is one of the biggest temples in South India dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the architectural excellence of the Dravidian style and back to the train for lunch. The train proceeds to Chettinad and in the evening, visit the Athnagudi tile factory and Chettinadu mansions. Complete the dinner onboard as the train proceeds to Cochin.

  • Munch your breakfast on board.
  • Visit the Brihadeshvara Temple in Thanjavur.
  • Return to train and enjoy your lunch.
  • Proceed to Chettinad.
  • Visit the Athnagudi tile factory and Chettinadu mansions.
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Cochin.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Have your breakfast on the train and proceed to explore the Mattancherry Palace in Fort Kochi. Then go to witness some traditional dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue. Return to the train and have your lunch. In the evening, take an optional excursion to Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church. Complete the dinner onboard as the train proceeds to Kumarakom.

  • Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board..
  • Explore Mattancherry Palace in Fort Kochi.
  • Witness traditional dance forms of Kerala at an exclusive venue.
  • Return to train and have your lunch .
  • In the evening, go for an optional visit to Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church.
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Kumarakom.

- Overnight at Train
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Today, after having onboard breakfast, proceed for a houseboat cruising on the backwaters. Then, enjoy your lunch at an exclusive venue. In the evening, return to the train and have your dinner as it proceeds to Bengaluru.

  • Enjoy your delicious breakfast on board.
  • Proceed for a houseboat cruising on the backwaters.
  • Have your lunch at one of the best places.
  • Complete your dinner on board.
  • Continue an overnight journey to reach Bengaluru.

- Overnight at Train
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Enjoy your breakfast on board as the train arrives at Yeshwantpur Railway Station in Bangalore. Bid farewell to your co-passengers and deboard the train as your Jewels of South tour ends offering you pure delight for the last 7 days.

  • Enjoy the breakfast.
  • Reach Yeshwanthpur Railway station as this magical journey ends in Bangalore.

- Overnight at Train
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST

  • Total 06 night’s accommodation on Jewel of South (Golden Chariot Train)
  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
  • All meals including tea, coffee and mineral water and house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits during The Golden Chariot
  • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
  • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
  • Porter charges at stations
  • Transport for sightseeing’s with an air-conditioned deluxe bus
  • Entrance fee to monuments and museums
  • All local tax and service tax, as applicable at present.

TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES

  • Airfare and airport taxes.
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Liquor, tips, laundry, telephone calls, video camera fees, Business Car
  • Facilities, Spa Car Facilities and other items of personal nature
  •  No charter can be booked during X-Mas & New Year period.
  • Tariff Subject to change without notice
  • Expenses of personal nature like drinks, personal insurance, tips, Video/Still Camera permits and telephone calls.
  • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flight or last minute change of timings etc.
  • Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".


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