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The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South

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The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South 11 Days / 09 Nights

Embark on a fascinating voyage through some of India’s popular historical and natural attractions while relishing warm hospitality aboard The Golden Chariot - Pride of The South. Explore intriguing destinations such as Mysore, Srirangapatna, Nagarhole National Park, Belur and the world heritage sites of Hampi. You’ll also enjoy the scintillating beaches and lively culture of Goa before returning to Bengaluru.

 

Tour Nights

  • Bengaluru: 2 nights
  • Gloden Chariot Train: 7 nights
  • Tour code: AWI54
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour
  • Fixed Departure

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore the silicon capital of India,Bengaluru
  • Check out the city’s verdant gardens and Gothic churches
  • Board the luxury Golden Chariot train departing for Mysore
  • Discover the many interesting sights of Mysore
  • Visit the Nagarhole National Park, an excellent wildlife sanctuary
  • Behold the gorgeous temples at Hassan
  • Take a look at the Vijayanagar and Hempi ruins
  • Enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Badami
  • Have a lovely day in Goa, the beach capital of India

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Bengaluru
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    UK to Bengaluru

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Bengaluru.

  • Day 2 Bengaluru
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    Bengaluru

    Arrive very early in the morning and transfer to the hotel for a 2 night stay. Room booked from previous night (Room available for immediate check-in).

  • Day 3 Bengaluru
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    Bengaluru

    Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of Bengaluru, the silicon capital of India, noted for its gardens, tree-lined avenues and Gothic churches. Continue to the train station to board the luxury Golden Chariot train. In the evening depart for Mysore. Dinner on board.

  • Day 4 Mysore / Kabini
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    Mysore / Kabini

    Morning drive to Nagarhole, an excellent wildlife sanctuary with the Kabini River running through it. Afternoon wildlife viewing. Stay overnight at Kabini River Lodge.

  • Day 5 Mysore
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    Mysore

    Morning drive to Mysore. Afternoon visit to Srirangapatnam to see the site of Tipu Sultan’s summer palace and the Mysore Palace. In the evening visit the illuminated Brindavan Gardens. Return to the train.

  • Day 6 Hassan
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    Hassan

    Morning arrival in Hassan. After breakfast, visit the Jain pilgrim centre at Shravanabelagola, with a huge statue of Gomatheshwara (175 ft tall). In the afternoon visit the intricately carved Hoysala Temples at Belur and Halebid.

  • Day 7 Hampi
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    Hampi

    Full day sightseeing of Vijayanagar and Hempi ruins dating from the 14th century. Vijayanagar was one of the largest Hindu Empires in the Indian History extending from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal. The greatness of the city is still evident from the Vitala and the Hazara temples, the stone chariot, Lotus Mahal and the Queen’s bath.

  • Day 8 Badami
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    Badami

    Morning arrival in Badami and a visit to the rock-cut shrines. Visit the ancient temples at Pattadakal, a World Heritage Site located on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Return to the train for an early evening departure to Goa.

  • Day 9 Goa
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    Goa

    Morning arrival at Karmali, Goa. Sightseeing of Goa. Visit the famous Portuguese churches of Old Goa. The day is spent in Goa. Return to the train for an overnight journey to Bengaluru.

  • Day 10 Bengaluru
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    Bengaluru

    Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 11 Bengaluru to UK Departure
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    Bengaluru to UK Departure

    Transfer to the International airport in Bengaluru towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

Extension

Coorg - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 14)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Dec - 19 Dec

    £479*

    £409*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £469*

    £409*

  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Dec - 19 Dec

    £789*

    £629*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £799*

    £639*

Coorg or Kodagu is an astonishing land in the heart of the southern Indian peninsula. This unspoilt “country of million hills”, situated on the slopes of the Western Ghats, is India’s coffee bowl. The tiny district in the state of Karnataka is the biggest producer of coffee.

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Day 01

Bengaluru - Coorg

Enjoy a morning drive to Coorg. On arrival at Madikeri, the guests will check-in to the hotel or resort. Enjoy the evening at leisure and an overnight stay at the hotel or resort. Read More

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Day 02

Coorg

After breakfast, visit Dubare Elephant Camp. It is a forest camp located on the banks of the Kaveri River. Guests can spot elephants as well as enjoy bird watching. Elephant rides are also available at the camp. The tour will then proceed to an amazing picnic attraction, Kaveri Nisargadhama in Kushalnagar. Return back to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay. Read More

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Day 03

Coorg

On the third day of the tour, guests will travel to magnificent location of Talacauvery. It is situated in the picturesque Brahmagiri Hills. The River Kaveri originates from Talacauvery and a majestic Talacauvery Temple is built around it. The tour will also include Brahmagiri peak climbing and a visit to well-known Bhagamandala, a confluence of three sacred rivers, namely Kanike, Sujyothi, and Kaveri. Afterwards, visit the temple of Bhagandeshwara (Lord Shiva). Later, return to Madikeri.
After lunch, the tour will proceed to visit Abbi Waterfalls, followed by a visit to Omkareshwara Temple in evening. Marvel at the Gothic and Islamic style of architecture of the temple whilst enjoying the spiritual aura all around. Then proceed to Raja Seat, a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. The garden also offers mesmerizing views of mountains in Coorg. Head back to the hotel or resort to spend the night.
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Day 04

Coorg - Bengaluru - UK

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel and head for Bengaluru. On the way, you will visit the Bylukuppe Tibettian Settlement (Golden Temple). It is the largest Tibetan settlement in India, near Kushalanagar in Kodagu district. The region has various temples and monasteries of major Vajrayana (Indo-Tibetan Buddhist) lineages.
Continue to Bengaluru and transfer to airport towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.
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Yercaud - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 13)
  • Period of travel
    Price (pp)
    Single Room Supp (pp)
  • 01 Dec - 19 Dec

    £369*

    £249*

  • 16 Jan - 15 Apr

    £359*

    £249*

Nestled in lush green grass plots, luxuriant hills and breathtaking scenic beauty, Yercaud is a destination that must be visited. This hill station, located in Salem District of Tamil Nadu is an enchanting destination which can be explored during a romantic honeymoon, family vacations, or while vacationing with friends or colleagues.

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Day 01

Bengaluru – Yercaud

Enjoy a morning drive to Yercaud and check-in to the hotel on arrival. Relax throughout the day and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay. Read More

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Day 02

Yercaud

After breakfast, enjoy full day sightseeing tour of Yercaud. Explore the Emerald Lake, Botanical Garden, Kiliyur Falls, Lady’s Seat, Pagoda Point, Shevaroy Temple and other attractions of the area. Enjoy natural beauty of hilly terrains of Yercaud whilst enjoying Yercaud Boathouse ride during the tour. Interestingly, you can also enjoy 'Dirt Biking' near the Grange Resorts. Afterwards, travellers will head back to the hotel for the overnight stay. Read More

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Day 03

Yercaud – Bengaluru - UK

Enjoy delicious breakfast at the hotel and spend some time relaxing, before driving back to Bengaluru. Continue to Bengaluru and transfer to airport towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  • The Leela Palace Bangalore
    The Leela Palace Bangalore
    Bengaluru
  • The Golden Chariot
    The Golden Chariot
    Bengaluru

The Leela Palace Bangalore

Bengaluru
  • The Leela Palace Bangalore

The Leela Palace Bengaluru stands majestically amidst 9 acres of lush green gardens and a sparkling lagoon in the garden city. Ensconced in 9 acres of tranquility that includes an azure lagoon, the hotel mirrors the lushness

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The Golden Chariot

Bengaluru
  • The Golden Chariot

Golden Chariot is a luxury tourist train that connects the important tourist spots

What's Included?

  • International Flights: Return economy class International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • Assisted Transfers: All Airport and train transfers by a chauffeur driven car inclusive of representative assistance.
  • Acommodation: Three nights in Bengaluru and seven nights on board the train or as planned by the Golden Chariot Operator.
  • Meal Plan: Bengaluru on Bed & Breakfast & Golden Chariot on full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner including morning & evening tea).
  • Jungle Safari: As per individual parks regulations. Safaris are accompanied by a naturalist.
  • Services of Local Agent & Tour Guide: Services of an English speaking guide during sightseeing as specified inclusive of entry fee to the monuments, palaces & cultural entertainment.
  • Sightseeing Tours: Conducted sightseeing tours on Golden Chariot by a deluxe coach.
  • Taxes: All applicable taxes and service charges

What's not Included?

  • Travel insurance: We recommend you take a comprehensive travel insurance to cover your holiday at the time of booking the tour.
  • Visa: UK citizens require entry visas for India.
  • Personal Expenses:Such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Camera fee: Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere: To drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Free Days: Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any items not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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