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Golden Chariot Train (Bangalore - Bangalore: 7 nights/ 8 days).

Places Covered: Bangalore-Mysore-Kabini-Hassan-Hospet-Gadag-Goa-Bangalore
The Golden Chariot Train Tour starts on every Monday of the week from Bangalore and ends in Bangalore on every Monday morning respectively.

Detailed itinerary is given below:

Tour Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Places Covered: Bangalore - Kabini/Bandipur - Mysore - Hassan - Hospet - Badami - Goa - Bangalore

Day 1 - Bangalore (Monday)

3.00 pm to 4.00 pm: Check-in at Taj West End
4.00 pm to 5.00 pm: High Tea at Banquet Hall
5.00 pm to 5.30 pm: Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Dos and Donts, safety and security, etc.
5.30 pm to 6.30 pm: Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery
6.30 pm to 7.30 pm: Cultural Show
8.00 pm: Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 to a traditional Indian welcome. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
9.00 pm: Depart to Mysore

Alternate Itinerary for Bangalore*
11 am onwards: Check in at Our Native Village12 Noon to 2 pm: Lunch
3.00 pm to 3.30 pm: What is it that makes us a 100% eco resort - Resort tour
3.30 PM to 4.00 pm: The Revivalist movement - Art and culture tour
4.00 pm to 4.30 pm: Living an organic life - Herbal & Medicinal plant tour, Organic farm tour
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm: Pottery session & Explore the simplicity of village games - playing Indian village games & Bullock cart rides
6.00 pm to 6.30 pm: Rest and depart to Yeshwantpur Railway Station

Day 2 - Mysore/ Kabini/ Bandipur (Tuesday)

10:00 am: Depart for Kabini / Bandipur after breakfast
01:00 pm: Reach Jungle Lodge
Lunch at the Jungle Lodge
Post Lunch: Jungle / Boat Safari
Return in the evening for wildlife film
Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodge

Alternate Itinerary for Day 02.
- Raganatittu Bird Sanctary,
- Mysore Zoo,
- Lunch on board,
- Brindavan Gardens
*Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Kabini / Bandipur tour
A minimum of 5 passengers required for Alternate Itinerary

Day 3 - Mysore (Wednesday)

08:30 am: Breakfast and Depart for Mysore
11:30 am: Back onboard The Golden Chariot
01:00 pm: Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm: Mysore sightseeing: Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam
07:00 pm: Reach the Lalitha Mahal Palace for cultural show followed by dinner
10:00 pm: Back onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 4 - Hassan (Thursday)

06:00 am: Depart from Mysore to Hassan
08:15 am: Arrive at Hassan
09:00 am: Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola
(Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to
experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to experience can stay back onboard The Golden Chariot. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost)
01:00 pm: Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm: Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing
07:15 pm: Back onboard The Golden Chariot
07:45 pm: Depart to Hospet
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 5 - Hospet (Friday)

06:00 am: Arrival at Hospet
08:30 am: After breakfast depart for Hampi sightseeing: Virupaksha Temple. Queens's Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts bazaar
01:00 pm: Return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch
03:00 pm: Depart for sightseeing: Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple. Illuminated Vittala Temple.
08:00 pm: Back onboard The Golden Chariot
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Day 6 - Badami (Saturday)

05:00 am: Depart from Hospet to Badami
08:30 am: Arrival at Badami
09:00 am: Depart after breakfast for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal
01:30 pm: Return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch
02:00 pm: Depart for Goa
Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard The Golden Chariot: Spa, Gym Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot Reach Goa post midnight

Day 7 - Goa (Sunday)

09:30 am: Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
10:00 am: Depart for sightseeing
11:00 am: Visit the famous churches of old Goa
12:15 pm: Visit an old Portuguese house: Sola Souto Maior for tea/coffee and cookies; shopping at the emporium
02:00 pm: Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch
03:00 pm: An Ayurvedic massage, a visit to the casino, a dip in the pool / beach, etc. (Ayurvedic massage and casino charges extra as applicable)
06:00 pm: Depart from the resort
07:15 pm: Return to The Golden Chariot.
Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
09:00 pm: Depart for Bangalore

Day 8 - Bangalore (Monday)

08:00 to 09:30 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
11:00 am: Reach Yeswanthpur railway station. Trip concludes on arrival.

The tour dates are as below:-

Oct 2012: 08, 22

Nov 2012: 05, 19

Dec 2012: 03, 17, 31

Jan 2013: 14, 28

Feb 2013: 11, 25

Mar 2013: 11, 25

Note: The Golden Chariot train is run by the Indian Railways in conjunction with Karnataka tourism Development Corporation. They reserve the right to amend the programme locally depending upon local circumstances. SD Enterprises does not accept any liability in regard to this.

Rates given above are based on twin share cabin basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms, please email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.
Cost Includes:
stay in a twin share cabin on a full board basis; excursions as mentioned; entrance fees to monuments and guides as mentioned on the itinerary; jungle rides at Nagarhole; cultural programmes.
Cost Excludes: flights; visas; hotels in Bangalore; transfers & sightseeing in Bangalore either side of the train journey;camera fees at wildlife parks; laundry; personal drinks & extra mineral water; tips; items of a personal nature.

Note: There is likely to be a peak season supplement for Christmas and New Year dates.

Not Included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be happy to recommend agents that could procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Delhi - London).

You can tailor-make a trip that suits your individual requirements.
For rates pertaining to the season specific to your trip, please email us.

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