Golden Chariot: Exploring the Mystique of South India
Posted on: 01 August 2016 by Annika Wilson
South India is one of the most amazing parts of India. The region is known for its stone architecture, crystalline backwaters, rich flora and fauna. Golden Chariot is a luxury train for South India helps you get an immemorial vacation.
Golden Chariot has two itineraries which takes you through the various facets of South India.
Pride of the South
The trip starts from Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. After a traditional welcome the train chugs off to Mysore. Enjoy a jungle safari at the Nagarhole National Park of Kabini with a special wildlife film screening. After checking out the exquisite Mysore Palace and resting over the soft grass of the Brindavan Gardens, the train moves on to Hassan. Travel the 640 steps of Shravanabelagola in palanquins just like a royal. The temples of Halebid and Belur represent the Hoysala style of architecture, while the World Heritage Site of Hampi stands as witness to the golden era of the Vijaynagara Empire. Your trip ends with a visit to the smallest state of India, Goa. Pray at the ancient churches of the state or dance whole night at the tunes of trance music.
After a short trip of Bangalore, tourists embark the train to reach Chennai. Walk along the long stretches of Marina Beach or deep dive into the rich culture of the state at the Cholamanda Art Village. Witness the Dravidian style of architecture at the Mahabalipuram and the sea shore temples. The French air of Pondicherry brings a different flavour to the journey along with the rich paintings and beautiful dolls of Tanjavur. The Meenakshi Temple of Madurai and the confluence of the three oceans at Kanyakumari create a divine atmosphere. Last but not the least; the enchanting backwaters of Kerala keeps you spellbind.
Experience the grandeur of the Mysore kings at the plush ambience of Golden Chariot. The train is spectacular with its vibrant colours of golden and purple. The train comes with 17 air conditioned cabins equipped with Wi-Fi facility, LED television sets, DVD music players with six satellite channels and private baths. You can even pen down your thoughts over the private writing desk.
The restaurants of Nala and Ruchi bring to you the taste of South. Relish an array of vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes at the aesthetic ambience of the dining cars. Get high with friends sipping quality drinks at the elegant bar of the train, known as Madira. The lounge is timeless constructed in the model of the Mysore Palace.
The conference coach of Golden Chariot comes with 25-30 seating capacity and a 42 inch LCD television set; providing the perfect set up for official conferences. If you are health conscious you will love the well stocked gym of the train. Golden Chariot also comes with a SPA. The expert therapists of the train soothe you with Ayurveda massages.
If a trip to South India just meant to you a trip to the spell binding scenic beauty and astounding stone architecture, it is time to change your thoughts. Now a trip to South India means a vacation to live a life of the monarchs of the yesteryear.