Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Bangalore » Kabini » Srirangapatnam » Mysore » Shravanabelagola » Belur » Halebid » Hampi » Badami » Pattadakal » Goa
The Golden Chariot offers an attractive sojourn across Karnataka, aptly christened as the Pride of the South. Commencing on Monday from Bangalore and concluding back in Bangalore, the following Monday, the Pride of the South tour offers to its visitors an 8 day itinerary of pure fun. Capture the essence of Karnataka through this journey and carry back fond memories to remember for long. The itinerary for the luxury travel has been given below. The day-wise program will help you to plan your schedule in a hassle free manner.
Day 01, Banglore-Kabini: The journey "Pride of The South" indeed starts with the pride of south and the capital of Karnataka. This third largest city of India is, needless to say, ever-bustling and is bestowed with the Victorian architectural marvels and an all-year-round pleasant weather. In evening on board The Golden Chariot representatives will present detailed brief of the tour. After That A graceful cultural dance session will be presented. A graceful cultural dance session will be presented. A visit to ISKCON will be arranged. Warm welcome in the Yeshwanthpur railway station. The Train leaves for Mysore. Overnight stay in train.
Day 02, Mysore: On your second day of the trip the train reaches Mysore station, from where you will be boarding a coach that will take you to Kabini Jungle resort. At the resort you will be served food and following that will be enthralling jungle safari to the very famous Kabini National park. In the evening enjoy the camp fire session and stay over-night at the resort.
Day 03, Kabini ? Maysore : Breakfast onboard as the train shall proceed to Hampi. Enjoy the scenic ride through ridges. Lunch shall be served onboard. Arrive HOSPET Railway Station and proceed to visit Anegudi Village. The sylvan village across the Tungabhadra river dates its history to the Neolithic Age. Interact with the locals and participate in activities to get a glimpse of the village life. Or you may choose for a rejuvenating spa at one of the deluxe hotels. Return to the comforts of Maharajas? Express. Dinner shall be served onboard. Overnight on the Maharajas? Express. Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard. Overnight on the Maharajas? Express. Please contact the Guest Relations Executive for the Optional Activities.
Day 04, Hasan: On the 4th day of the sojourn, guests aboard the Pride of the South itinerary will head towards Hassan, a popular Indian destination most noted for its religious significance. Shravanbelagola is the first destination that you will head to. Later you will return to the train and proceed towards Halebid and Belur. Return to the Golden Chariot by 19:15 hours and prepare to leave for the next destination, Hospet.
Day 05, Hosepat: By 06:00 hours arrive in Hospet, the gateway to the medieval wonders of Hampi. Visit the topmost attractions of the place including the Virupaksha temple, the Elephants' stables, and the local crafts bazaar. Return to the train by lunchtime for a delectable meal waiting to surprise you. Later, by 15:00 hours leave the train to visit the remaining attractions of Hampi such as the Hazara Rama temple, and the royal enclosure. Visit the Vittala temple in the evening to feast on its enchanting night view. Arrive in the train by 20:00 hours for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 06, Badami: Early next morning by 05:00 hours, the train will chug its way out of Hospet towards Badami. Breakfast will be served onboard the train and by 09:00 hours you will arrive in the town of Badami. Leave the train and proceed towards the popular tourist attractions housed here including the Badami Caves and Pattadakal, and return to the Golden Chariot by 13:00 hours. Post-lunch leave for Goa, the highlight of all India travel options!
Day 07, Goa: Begin your sightseeing trip across Goa early in the morning. Leave the train by 10:00 hours and start off the trail of Goa by visiting the churches and then proceeding to the Old Portuguese house - Sola Souto Maior. Enjoy savoring on tea and cookies while you marvel in awe at the artistic beauty of the house. Break the sojourn for a sumptuous Goan lunch. Enjoy the afternoon indulging in leisure activities in the hotel pool. You may even relax yourself by opting for an Ayurvedic session.
Day 08, Banglore: Relish on the lip smacking breakfast served aboard the train before the Pride of the South sojourn comes to an end. The luxury train will land you back in the Yashwanthpur Railway Station, Bangalore by 1100 hours on the 8th day of the trip! The journey with the Golden Chariot thus completes a full circle.
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