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Golden Chariot Train Tour

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Duration : 07 Nights/ 08 Days

Destinations Covered : Bangalore-Kabini-Bandipur-Mysore-Hasan-Hampi-Gadag-Goa-Bangalore

Tour highlights Dreams carved out of stone

Golden Chariot Train Tour

The Hampi temple complex

Goa-the tourist’s paradise

Asia’s largest statue: Shravanbelagola temples

Bangalore: the city of dreams

Nature retreat: Bandipur national park

Day-01: Bangalore (Monday)

12:30-18:45 hrs. The tour starts from sightseeing of Bangalore- a city presenting a fine blend of modern IT developments and ancient history of India. Start from Lalbagh gardens showcasing over 1700 species of exotic plants. The popular amusement park Cubbon is our next destination, housing several beautiful fountains, statues and a museum followed by tour of Bull temple built in the 16th century and the sacred ISCKON temple complex.

18:45-20:00hrs. - after the eventful sightseeing, drive towards Yehswantpur railway station and upon arrival welcome onboard Golden Chariot.

21:00 hrs. - Your memorable train journey starts with departure to Mysore. Dinner & overnight onboard.

Day-02: Kabini (Tuesday)

07:30 Breakfast on-Board

09:00 hrs. Arrival at Kabini and meet with our representatives who shall transfer you to Kabini forest resort for check-in. Post lunch, Jeep Safari into Bandipur National park displaying a rich variety of flora & fauna. Some of its popular inhabitants include Elephants, Chital, Sambar, Wild Boar apart from over 250 species of birds. Evening guided bird watching tour in the reserve accompanied by an expert naturalist followed by a refreshing Nature walk. Dinner & overnight stay at Kabini resort.

Golden Chariot Train Tour

Day-03: Mysore (Wednesday)

07:30-18:30 hrs. - After breakfast drive to Srirangapatnam, a historical town famous amongst other things for the Tipu Sultan’s palace- Daria Daulat. A drive to Chamundi hills follows which is a highly frequented site of the area. Afternoon drive to Amba Vilas Palace regarded as one of the finest example of medieval architecture.

18:30-19:30 hrs. - Evening drive back to Golden chariot followed by dinner and overnight on-Board.

Day-04: Hassan (Thursday)

06:30-08:30 hrs. - Breakfast onboard followed by arrival at Hassan raiihead.

09:00-14:00 hrs. - Drive to the ancient Hoysalas capital Halebidu famous for its rich history and cultural roots. Our sightseeing include Hoysaleswara temple displaying extravagant sculpture and artisanship. The Chennakesava group of temples built to commemorate the victory over the Cholas displays intricate carvings is also worth visiting. Return drive to Golden Triangle and lunch onboard.

14:30-19:00 hrs. - Our representatives shall drive you to Shavanabelagola to visit the famous Jain pilgrimage temples famous for housing Asia’s largest monolithic statue of Lord Gomteshwara at 58 ft. Located atop the Vindhyagiri Hill range, it is a sight to behold. Later, return drive to Golden Chariot with dinner onboard.

Day-05: Hampi (Friday)

07:30 -Breakfast on Board

08:30 hrs. - Arrival at Hampi and meet with our representatives who shall drive you for the sightseeing.

08:30-15:00 hrs. -Start from Virupaksha temples regarded as the chief and oldest temple in Hampi. This 7th century monument is located on the banks of River Tungabadra displaying artistic carvings and medieval architecture. Return drive to Golden chariot for lunch follows.

15:00-21:00 hrs. - Post lunch visit to the most extravagant structure at Hampi- the Vittala temples, built in 15th century. Still in commendable shape, these architectural marvels emanates a sacred charm preserved through centuries. A visit to the local craft bazaar followed by return to Golden Chariot for dinner.

Golden Chariot Train Tour

Day-06: Gadag, Badami, Pattadakal (Saturday)

06:00-08:00 hrs. - Journey to Gadam with breakfast onboard.

08:30-20:00 hrs. - Arrival at Gadam and meet with our representatives who shall accompany you to the famous 18th century Badami caves dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu. These 4 caves comprises of 18 sculptures of dancing “Natarajas" as its most popular attraction. Our next destination is Pattadakal, a World Heritage Siteand an epitome of Choulakyan architecture. Return to Golden Chariot for departure to Vasco and dinner onboard.

Day-07: Goa (Sunday)

08:00-10:00 hrs. - Breakfast onboard followed by arrival at Goa railway station.

10:30-19:30 hrs. – Sightseeing of Goa regarded as “the tourist paradise “of India due to its picturesque beaches, Historical Churches and a vibrant tradition making it a favorite amongst the tourist. Our sightseeing includes the holy 'Church of Bom Jesus' and St. Cathedral church followed by visit to the Old Portuguese house. Enjoy a lavish lunch serving the best of sea-food delicacies at a local restaurant. The fun filled beach is our next destination where one may enjoy Horse riding, play water sports or just soak under the sun. Later, return to the golden chariot for Bangalore departure. Dinner on board.

Day-08 : Bangalore (Monday)

11:00 hrs. - Breakfast onboard followed by arrival at Yeshwanthpur railway station and end of your memorable Golden Chariot journey.