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The Golden Chariot Tour - Southern Splendor

The Golden Chariot Tour - Southern Splendor

Package Duration
8 Days / 7 Nights
Destination Covered
Bangalore - Chennai - Pondicherry - Trichy - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Alleppey

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    Welcome aboard The Golden Chariot. South India's first and only luxury tourist train. An exotic journey through South India's cultural capitals awaits you. One that stretches across time. And culture, heritage, and beach destinations. Get ready to experience the wonders of the South in regal splendour. In the comfort of your very own kingdom, The Golden Chariot.
    Package Excludes :
    • Room Service
    • Drinks
    • Tips
    • Laundry
    • Telephone Calls
    • Video Camera Fees
    • Spa Car
    • Business Car Facilities
    • Liquor And Other Items Of Personal Nature.

  • Bangalore

    Description :

    City Visit Option

    03:00 pm Check-in at Taj West End
    04:00 pm High-tea at Banquet Hall
    05:00 pm Briefing on The Golden Chariot
    05:30 pm Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / art gallery
    06:30 pm Cultural show
    07:00 pm Departure to Yeshwanthpur Railway Station

    Eco-resort Experience Option
    11 am onwards Check-in at Our Native Village

    12:00 noon Lunch
    02:30 pm Briefing on The Golden Chariot
    03:00 pm Eco-resort tour
    03:30 pm Art and culture tour - The Revivalist Movement
    04:00 pm Organic farm and herb garden tour
    04:30 pm Pottery session, Indian village games & bullock cart rides
    06:30 pm Departure to Yeshwantpur Railway Station
    08:00 pm Arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6. Traditional Indian welcome. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
    10:45 pm Departure to Chennai

    * Travelers can choose any one option.

    Chennai/ Mamallapuram/ Pondicherry

    • Marina Beach

    Description :

    05:30 am Arrival in Chennai
    08:00 am Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
    09:30 am Coach drive through the Marina Beach Road
    10:30 am Departure to Mamallapuram**

    Mamallapuram

    11:30 am Guided tour of Five Rathas Temple, Shore Shiva Temple and the caves
    02:00 pm Lunch at GRT Temple Bay
    04:00 pm Coach drive to Pondicherry Railway Station

    Pondicherry

    05:30 pm Arrival at Pondicherry
    06:30 pm Stroll through Pristine Beach
    08:00 pm Dinner on board The Golden Chariot Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

    **Coach journey

    Pondicherry

    Description :

    08:00 am Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
    10:00 am Tour through Auroville Ashram and Matri Mandir
    01:30 pm Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
    04:30 pm Visit to the Aurobindo Ashram
    05:30 pm Stroll through the beach, French town, shopping
    07:30 pm Dinner Off-board# Overnight on board The Golden Chariot
    11:30 pm Departure to Trichy

    #Conditions apply

    Trichy/Thanjavur

    Description :

    06:00 am Arrival at Trichy
    08:00 am Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
    09:00 am Visit to the ghats and coach journey to Tanjavur
    11:00 am Visit to Brihadeshwara Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    01:00 pm Lunch at Sangam Hotel
    04:00 pm Visit to Tanjavur artifacts and paintings workshop
    06:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
    08:00 pm Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
    12:15 am Departure to Madurai

    Madurai

    • Meenakshi Temple

    Description :

    05:15 am Arrival at Madurai
    08:00 am Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
    10:00 am Visit to the Meenakshi temple and shopping
    01:00 pm Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
    06:00 pm Light & sound show at The Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
    08:00 pm Dinner with live classical music at the Heritage, Madurai
    10:00 pm Back on board The Golden Chariot
    11:15 pm Departure to Nagercoil

    Kanniyakumari

    Description :

    Kanyakumari

    03:45 am Arrival at Nagercoil Railway Station
    05:15 am Departure to Kanyakumari**
    05:45 am Sunrise at Kanyakumari#
    07:30 am Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
    09:30 am Visit to the Padmanabha Palace
    01:00 pm Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
    02:00 pm Departure to Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram/ Kovalam

    03:00 pm Arrival at Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station
    05:00 pm Drive to Kovalam Beach**
    05:30 pm Stroll through the beach
    07:30 pm Dinner & cultural show at The Taj Green Cove Kovalam Overnight on board The Golden Chariot
    10:00 pm Departure to Alleppey

    ** Coach journey. #Sunrise depends on weather conditions. Programme may be altered.

    Thotapalli/ Alleppey

    Description :

    08:00 am Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
    08:30 am Arrival at Alleppey
    09:30 am House boat cruise
    01:00 pm Lunch at Punnamada Resort
    03:00 pm Arrival at Kochi**
    03:30 pm Visit to the Church, Chinese fishing nets and Jew Town
    07:30 pm Dinner on board The Golden Chariot Departure to Bangalore Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

    #Conditions apply
    -Note: Itinerary, destination and scheduled departure may change without prior notice.

    Bangalore

    Description :

    08:00 am Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
    10:00 am Arrival at Yeshwantpur Railway Station Farewell by the entire crew

  • Package Terms & Conditions :

    Reservation Policy
    In case of FITs : 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking. Remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.
    In case of Group: 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking. Remaining 50% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.

    Cancellation Policy:
    In case of FITs: 5% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure. 20% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure. 50% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure. 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.
    In case of Group: 10% of the ticket value if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure. 25% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 30-59 days prior to departure. 75% of the ticket value if cancellation is made between 15-29 days prior to departure. 100% of the ticket value if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

    No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment: No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited. En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited. Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

  • The Golden Chariot - Tariff Card (October 2012 - March2013)

    SOUTHERN SPLENDOR

    October 2012 - March 2013 (For International travellers)

    Occupancy Type Per person / night (USD) Total for 7 nights per person (USD)
    Single 831 5817
    Double 627 4389
    Triple 545 3815




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