The Golden Chariot - Jewels of South

The Golden Chariot - Jewels of South

Places to Visit: Bengaluru - Mysore - Hampi - Mahabalipuram - Thanjavur, and Chettinad Kumarakom - Cochin -

Validity:Mar 26 2023

Duration:6 Nights / 7 Days

Day Wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Bengaluru to Mysore

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.
Day 2 Hampi

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.
Day 3 Mahabalipuram

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.
Day 4 Thanjavur and Chettinad

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.
Day 5 Cochin

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.
Day 6 Kumarakom

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.
Day 7 Bengaluru

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.

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in double / twin bedded cabins with attached bathrooms
  • All meals, soft beverages, house brands of Indian wines, beer and spirits
  • Butler service, complimentary tea, coffee and mineral water on board
  • Guided off train tours as included in the journeys inclusive of entrance fees, still camera fee, transport and services of a guide
  • Porter charges at stations

Exclusion

  • Any optional tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Taxes, insurance, gratuities, telephone calls, laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages (apart from the house brands)
  • Video, film and professional still camera fees and arrival and departure transfers
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Any tour extensions unless specifically mentioned as part of the journeys

Price

Price in USD / INR Per Person
Price Type
Twin Sharing
Single Supplement
USD
4200 7350
INR
320120 560230

 

Note

The above mentioned tariff is valid for 2022 - 2023 departures.
The above cost is exclusive of 5% service tax that will be charged extra.
Terms and Conditions apply
Rates starting from

INR 3,20,130

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