The Golden Chariot winds through the fascinating land of Karnataka which boasts of India’s some of the most exotic destinations not only blessed with natural wealth but also rich in history, culture and heritage. Hassan, Badami, Pattadakal, Belur, Hampi and Gadag are foremost places which are home to ancient and medieval ramparts and have been included in UNESCO’S world heritage list. Besides, the train covers exotic wildlife at Nagarhole National Park, chic cities of Bangalore and Mysore and exquisite beaches of Goa. Step aboard the royal Golden Chariot for an intoxicating mix of luxury, opulence and heritage.
The Golden Chariot was named after the legendary Stone Chariot of Hampi. The luxury train is operated by Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, better known by its acronym KSTDC while hospitality services on board are catered to by a leading name in the industry, the Mapple Group. The 7 days and 8 nights journey covers destinations like Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka and the silicon valley of India; Mysore, the royal city of kings; Kabini, famous for Nagarhole National Park; Hassan and Badami, home to world heritage sites, and Goa, the beach capital of ipcc coaching in bangalore.
There are 44 cabins in 11 coaches of the train to accommodate just 88 passengers. The coaches have been named after the dynasties of Karnataka. The royal chug contains two restaurants, one lounge bar, spa, gymnasium and conference amenities.
The compartments are real cocoon of comfort with state-of-the-art facilities on board. Done up with Hoysala-style furniture with empanelled wall carvings and paintings, the cabins offer a complete royal look which will truly transport you into the glorious days of the yore. The other amenities include sophisticated attached wash rooms, LCD television, Wi-Fi, channel music and round the clock concierge that will put you on a pedestal.
Indulge in Style
The two dining cars, namely, Nala and Ruchi are being run by India’s leading hospitality group the Mapple Group. Historically, Nala was a legendary cook of Mahabharata times and Ruchi means fine taste in Sanskrit. Both the restaurants offer Indian as well as Continental delicacies prepared by master chefs with the freshest and finest local produce. The well stocked bar is named Madira which offers world class aperitifs and spirits to left your spirits.
The gymnasium is one of the trendiest and well-equipped one where the health buffs can do their day’s workout. You can also shed away your stress in the rejuvenating spa with herbal and Ayurvedic massages.