8 days of the golden chariot – southern splendour

8 days of the golden chariot – southern splendour

Duration: 8 days

Price: USD 3950 per person

Places: Bangalore-Chennai-Pondicherry-Thanjavur-Madurai-Kanyakumari-Cochin-Bangalore

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit Heritage Temples, beaches of South India
  • Experience Kerala in the city of Cochin
  • Have authentic Royal Indian Dinners
  • Experience Luxury India Hospitality in a Luxury Train
  • Places:
  • ABangalore
  • BChennai
  • CPondicherry
  • DThanjavur
  • EMadurai
  • FKanyakumari
  • GCochin

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Bangalore
  • Day 2 Chennai/ Mahabalipuram
  • Day 3 Pondicherry
  • Day 4 Thanjavur/ Tiruchirapalli
  • Day 5 Madurai
  • Day 6 Kanyakumari/ Kovalam Beach
  • Day 7 Cochin/ Backwaters
  • Day 8 Bangalore

You report for registration at Taj Land West End. Go for heritage Walk in wonderful lawns of the hotel and visit ISKON temple in Bangalore. Later board the train at 20:15, have a traditional welcome and later depart to city of Mysore.

Overnight Dinner on board the Golden Chariot

Arrive early morning in Chennai – After sumptuous breaksfast in the trainproceed toward the UNESCO world heritage town Mahabalipuram – Visit places like the Shore Temple, Ganesha Temple, Krishna’s butter wall etc. Have lunch at Radisson Blu Temple Bay. In the evening depart to Pondicherry.

After breaksfast go for sightseeing tour of Pondicherry and visit Auroville Ashram, Aurbindo Ashram. Lunch at Sarovar premiere hotel. Evening return to the train Overnight stay and dinner in Golden Chariot.

After early morning breakfast in the train go for sightseeing tour of temple town of Thanjavur. Visit the magnificent UNESCO World heritage listed Brihedeshwara Temple. Go for shopping at a cultural and Handicraft store. Have lunch at Ideal River resort. Postlunch back to train and depart to Trichy. Go for sightseeing tour of Sri Rangam temple in Tiruchirapalli. Back to train and dinner on board the Golden Chariot.

Early morning breakfast on board the Golden Chariot. Post breakfast go for sightseeing tour of Madurai and visit Meenakshi temple – known for its colourful and intricate sculptures and towers. Also visit 1000 pillar temple and museum. Lunch and relaxation on the train. Evening experience light and sound show at Thirumalai Nayak Palace for light and sound show. Dinner and stay on the luxurious golden chariot.

On arrival, go for early morning sunrise view at Kanyakumari beach – this is the place where 3 water bodies meet – Arabian See, bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Back to the train and have sumptuous breakfast. Later depart for sightseeing tour of Thiruvanthapuram and see Padmanabhan Wooden Palace. Lunch on train. Evening reach Kovalam for dinner and cultural show.  – one of the best days on the Luxury train of South India.

After breakfast depart to Alleppey boat jetty – the heartland of magnificent Kerala backwater. Go on a boat cruise in the backwaters. Have lunch in Punnamanda Lake Resort located on an island. Return back to Fort Kochi area – the beautiful heritage part of Cochin – Go for sightseeing tour and visit Jews Monuments, Matancherry palace and also Chinese fising nets. Have some time for shopping. Evening back to train. Depart back to Bangalore.

Breakfast on board the luxury train. Arrive in Yeshvantpur railway station of Bangalore to end the magnificent luxury train tour aboard the Golden Chariot.

Schedule

Month Departure Dates
Mar,2014

Tariff

GOLDEN CHARIOT SOUTHERN SPLENDOUR - 7 Nights/8 Days (10% DISCOUNT ON BLOW PRICES)

OCTOBER 2013 – MARCH 2014 (Per Person Per Journey)

7 Nights/8 Days Cabin
Double Occupancy USD 4389
Single Occupancy USD 5817
Triple Occupancy USD 3815

Note -

  • 10% Surcharge shall be levied on departures during Christmas / New Year
  • @ 3.09% Service Tax shall be levied on the tariff of Splendor of The South.
  • Tariff Subject to change without notice.

Inclusion

  • Drive with the hotel train "The Golden Chariot – Splendor of The South“ in a deluxe cabin with attached bathroom
  • All meals, including tea, coffee and mineral water
  • Gala Dinner in Poovar
  • Kathakali dance show in Kochi
  • Transport for sightseeing’s with an air-conditioned deluxe bus
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Accompanying German and English speaking guides
  • Local Taxes and fees
  • Travel documents

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