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The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot offers 2 tastefully crafted luxury train tours in South India. An initiative of the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC), the Golden Chariot travels to an array of World Heritage Sites, wildlife sanctuary, spectacular palaces and cultural sites in South Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu

About The Train


There are 19 coaches which comprises the Golden Chariot including 11 guest coaches. Each coach is named after an erstwhile ruling dynasty of a bygone era and characterized by motifs reminiscent of that particular time and era.

Traditional décor combines flawlessly with the modern amenities to offer the best of elegance and pampering to the guests in their warm and suave interiors. Intricate carvings, sylvan décor, and furniture inspired by Mysore and Hoysala architecture are suffused in history narrating eternal tales.

Each cabin is equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, LCD television with satellite channels, wardrobes, vanity/writing desk and attached bathroom with accessories and toiletries. The coaches are set with features such as:

  • Centrally air conditioning
  • Interiors depicting essence of Karnataka
  • LCD television with satellite connection
  • Writing Desk
  • Private Bath
  • Padded beds
  • 1 cabin for the disabled guests aboard the train


There are two elegantly appointed restaurants Nala and Ruchi with décor inspired by Halebid and Hampi style of architecture. These restaurants serve gourmet cuisines to the guests in their aesthetically designed interiors. Timeless beauty and serene ambience add to the romance of an elegant dining experience on board the Golden Chariot train. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are served for the platter of the guests. Besides table d’hôte meals included in the fare, guests can also order a la carte menu as per their liking and appetite.

A well-stocked bar with collection of home labels as well as international label is also available on the Golden Chariot. There is a seamless harmony of the charm of bygone era and the contemporary sophistication in the decor of the bar. The bar serves an eclectic collection of wine and spirits along with the hors d'oeuvres. Get high on spirits as local performers add to the nonchalance and romance of a languid evening.


Named after the legendary chef, Nala, this in house restaurant is best visited by guests for its classic ambience and range of lip smacking delicacies.


Meaning fine taste in India, Ruchi serves to its guests a comfortable atmosphere to relish Indian culinary delights besides a host of international cuisines as well.


Madira is the lounge bar housed within the Golden Chariot that guests visit in order to unwind and relax after a tiring day of sightseeing and travel. The wide collection of exotic drinks will surely help lift your spirits. The interiors of the bar wonderfully reflect the designing of the Mysore Palace.


Other than sightseeing in some of the premium destinations of India, you can also recreate luxury, comfort and adventure in the recreational coach of the train! This luxury cabin is set with:

  • Gym facilities
  • An Ayurveda spa center with 2 massage rooms
  • Lounge area for relaxation

The Golden Chariot Tour Packages

The Golden Chariot Train  Tour

Pride of The South

07 Nights / 08 Days

Bangalore – Kabini – Mysore – Hassan – Hampi - Hospet – Badami – Goa – Bangalore

The Golden Chariot Train  Tour

Splendor of The South

07 Nights / 08 Days

Bangalore – Chennai - Mamallapuram - Pondicherry – Thanjavur – Madurai – Kanyakuramari – Kovalam – Bangalore