The Golden Chariot Tour - Southern Splendor


Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destination Covered : Bangalore, Alleppey, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Pondicherry, Puducherry

Price (Starting From) : On Request


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  • The Golden Chariot Tour - Southern Splendor

  • The Golden Chariot Tour - Southern Splendor

Tour Detail

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.Room Service
Drinks
Tips
Laundry
Telephone Calls
Video Camera Fees
Spa Car
Business Car Facilities
Liquor And Other Items Of Personal Nature.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Bangalore

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.

Day 2: Chennai/ Mamallapuram/ Pondicherry

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

Day 3: Pondicherry

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

Day 4: Trichy/Thanjavur

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

Day 5: Madurai

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

Day 6: Kanniyakumari

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.

Day 7: Thotapalli/ Alleppey

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.

Day 8: Bangalore

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


Inclusions

  • Meals

Exclusions

  • Room Service
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Telephone Calls
  • Video Camera Fees
  • Spa Car
  • Business Car Facilities
  • Liquor And Other Items Of Personal Nature.

Departure Cities with rates

(Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years) 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year. Service Tax @ 3.09% shall be levied on the prevalent tariff of The Golden Chariot as per Govt. of India norms Above Tariff is Subject to change without notice.

Rate Card

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

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.

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