Royal Train Journey - Golden Chariot Bangalore to Goa Tour - TJ – IN – TR 02

 11 Days / 10 Nights 
Embark on a luxurious voyage of Royal Train Journey – Golden Chariot through Karnataka. This one week journey takes you through Wildlife of Kabini, Palaces of Mysore, Heritage Sites of Badami and an Extension to the Beaches of Goa.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive Bangalore (Sunday)
Upon arrival in Bangalore International Airport you are met by our Representative and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Overnight stay at Hotel in Bangalore

 

Day 02

Bangalore – Golden Chariot(Monday)

 

  • 3.00 pm : Check-in at Taj West End
  • 4.00 pm : High Tea at Banquet Hall
  • 5.00 pm : Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Dos and Don’ts, safety and security, etc.
  • 5.30 pm : Visit to Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery
  • 6.30 pm : Cultural Show
  • 8.00 pm : Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No. 6 to a Traditional Indian welcome. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 9.00 pm : Departure to Mysore
  • 11.00 pm : Arrival at Mysore

Bangalore : A World of Opportunity
The capital of Karnataka is known as the Garden City because of its salubrious climate and greenery Perched 3,250 feet above sea level, temperatures seldom exceed 30oC (88oF). Founded by Kempegowda, a powerful chieftain, the city is unique with its rich cultural heritage that coexists with its modern day technological and industrial achievements.

Today Bangalore is popularly known as India's Silicon Valley.

Bandipur : Tread the path of the erstwhile Maharaja of Mysore with a visit to Bandipur, about 80km south of Mysore on the Mysore-Ooty Road. The reserve is a playground for wildlife, with elephants taking the lead role. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience - you might see a tiger prowling amidst the mix of deciduous, evergreen forest and scrubland vegetation. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the enchanting Niligiri mountains with its mist-covered peaks, Bandipur was once the Mysore Maharaja's private hunting ground. It was brought under Project Tiger in 1973. This is one of the best game sanctuaries in India to observe and photograph wildlife in close proximity. A temple perched atop Himad Gopalaswamy Hill, the highest peak in the Bandipur range, is worth a visit.

Day 03

Mysore/ Kabini/ Bandipur (Tuesday)

 

  • 10.00 am : Visit to the Mysore Palace after breakfast
  • 11.00 am : Departure to Kabini
  • 01.00 pm : Reach Jungle Lodge - Lunch at the Jungle Lodge & Resorts
  • 03.00 pm : Jungle / Boat Safari.

Return in the evening for wildlife film.

Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodges & Resorts.

Kabini : A World of Wildlife

Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Nagarhole (Kabini), the hunting retreat of the Mysore Maharajas, is definitely the perfect destination for wildlife lovers in South India. The excitement starts with a safari into the heart of the park, where you are sure to spot wild animals in their natural habitat. Some of the popular sightings are elephant, gaur, sambar, chital, wild boar and the more exclusive predators like tiger and leopard. A bird watcher's paradise, the park is home to over 300 species of birds, many of which are endemic to these jungles.

 

Day 04

Kabini / Mysore (Wednesday)

 

  • 08:30 am : Breakfast and Depart for Mysore.
  • 11:30 am : Back onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • 01:00 pm : Lunch on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 03.00 pm : Mysore sightseeing: Mysore Palace, Srirangapatnam.
  • 07.00 pm : Reach the Lalitha Mahal Palace. Cultural show followed by dinner.
  • 10.00 pm : Back onboard The Golden Chariot.

Mysore : A World of Royalty
Mysore has been always associated with the royal families and their patronage, be it the Wodeyars or the Sultans. Mysore is a city known for its resplendent palaces and majestic buildings. A visit to the city conjures up visions of the glory, still evident of the illustrious Wodeyar Kings. This former state capital still retains its tradition in music and dance, art and literature and its time-honored crafts.

A 141 kms from Bangalore, the city enchants you with its quaint charm, verdant gardens, tree-lined boulevards and its sacred temples.

Mysore, once the state capital, today is a vibrant city teeming with tourists and visitors. It is known the world over for its exotic sandalwood and rich silks. Many culinary delights await those inclined to sample the regional cuisine.

Srirangapatnam : The island fortress of the legendary warrior king Tipu Sultan is just 14 km from Mysore city. Inside the fortress is Tipu's mosque with its twin minarets, the Wellesley Bridge and the dungeons where British officers were once imprisoned

 

Day 05

Hassan(Thursday)

 

  • 06:00 am : Depart from Mysore to Hassan.
  • 08:15 am : Arrive at Hassan.
  • 09:00 am : Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola.

 

(Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to experience can stay back onboard The Golden Chariot. Palanquins are available for those who cannot take the climb by themselves. This is available to the passengers at no extra cost)

 

  • 01.00 pm : Lunch on board The Golden Chariot.
  • 03.00 pm : Depart for Belur and Halebid for sightseeing.
  • 07.15 pm : Back onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • 07.45 pm : Departure to Hospet

Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot

Belur & Halebid: A World of Worship

Belur in Hassan district 220 kms from Bangalore and 38 kms from Hassan) is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakesava Temple here is the major attraction, built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate his victory over the Cholas. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures with no portion left blank. It is the only Hoysala Temple still in active worship

Halebid in Hassan district is 27 kms away from Hassan and was the capital of the Hoysalas. It has one of the finest Hoysala temples. The Hoysaleswara Temple, perched on a star-shaped base amidst lawns, is a sculptural extravaganza. Its walls are richly carved with an endless variety of Hindu deities, sages, stylized animals, birds and friezes depicting the life of the Hoysala Kings.

Shravanabelagola, 52km from Hassan, is an important Jain pilgrim centre. It is home to Asia's largest monolithic statue Lord Gomateswara here towers 58 ft., looming atop the picturesque Vindhyagiri Hill. Every 12 years, Jain pilgrims gather here to participate in a splendid head-anointing ceremony

 

Day 06

Hospet (Friday)

 

  • 06.00 am : Arrival at Hospet
  • 08.30 am : After breakfast depart for Hampi sightseeing: Virupaksha Temple. Queens's Bath, Elephant Stables, Local crafts bazaar, Royal Enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple
  • 01.00 pm : Return to the Golden Chariot for Lunch
  • 03.00 pm : Depart for sightseeing: Illuminated Vittala Temple (The Stone Chariot)
  • 08.00 pm :Back onboard The Golden Chariot.

Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot.

Hampi : World Heritage Site

>If dreams were made out of stone, it would be Hampi. Hampi has been classified as a World Heritage Center and is one of the major tourist destinations in India

Hampi, the seat of the famed Vijayanagara Empire was the capital of the largest empire in post-moghul India, covering several states. The Vijayanagara Empire stretched over at least three states -Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Andhra Pradesh. The destruction of Vijayanagar by marauding Moghul invaders was sudden, shocking and absolute.

Although in ruins today, this capital city once boasted riches known far beyond the shores of India. The ruins of Hampi of the 14th Century lies scattered in about 26 sq. km area, amidst giant boulders and vegetation.

Protected by the tempestuous river Tungabhadra in the north and rocky granite ridges on the other three sides, the ruins silently narrate the story of grandeur splendor and fabulous wealth.

The splendid remains of palaces and gateways of the broken city tells a tale of man's infinite talent and power of creativity together with his capacity for senseless destruction. A visit to Hampi is a sojourn into the past. Most of the important structures and ruins are located in two areas, which are generally referred to as the Royal Centre and the Sacred Centre.

A visit to Anegundi village by traversing the gushing Tunga Badra River on a coracle is an experience that provides the guests with a glimpse into the traditional country life in Karnataka

 

Day 07

Badami (Saturday)

 

  • 05.00 am : Depart from Hospet to Badami.
  • 07.30 am : Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
  • 08.30 am : Arrival at Badami.
  • 08:40 am : Depart after breakfast for sightseeing: Badami Caves and Pattadakal.
  • 01:30 pm : Return to the Golden Chariot for Lunch.
  • 02:00 pm : Depart for Goa.

Relax and enjoy the facilities onboard

The Golden Chariot: Spa, Gym Dinner onboard the Golden Chariot Reach Goa post midnight

Badami: A World Heritage Site

Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. The exquisite sculptures and the rust red sandstone cliffs of Badami tell many a tale of yore. The first sculptural embellishment to dazzle the eye is the 18 armed Nataraja striking 81 dance poses

Pattadakal, with its beautifully chiseled temples is a World Heritage Site located on the banks of the Malaprabha River. It bears testimony to the richness of the Chalukyan architecture. Pattadakal reached its pinnacle of glory under the Chalukyan Kings and was once used as a ceremonial center where kings were crowned

 

Day 08

Goa (Sunday)
Ajanta and departure for Mumbai

  • 09:30 am : Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot.
  • 10:00 am : You are picked up from the railway Station and transferred to your pre booked Hotel

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay at the Hotel in Goa

 

Day 09

Goa

Day at leisure for your personal activities (No Transportation Available)

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Goa

 

Day 10

Goa

Day at leisure for your personal activities (No Transportation Available)

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Goa

 

Day 11

Goa – Mumbai (By Flight)

Today you are transferred to Goa Airport to board Flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai Airport you are met by our Executive and transferred from Mumbai Domestic to International Airport to board flight for onwards journey

 


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