The Golden Chariot

The Golden Chariot

Itinerary

Day 1 – Monday

Bangalore

15:00 hrs Self report and Registration at Taj West End
16:00 hrs Nature walk in the heritage gardens of the Taj
17:00 hrs Hi-Tea
17:30 hrs Presentation and Orientation on The Golden Chariot tour
18:00 hrs Cultural dance
18:45 hrs Visit the ISKCON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness)
20:15 hrs Traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur railway station and board The Golden Chariot
22:45 hrs Train departs to Chennai

Day 2 – Tuesday

Chennai & Mahabalipuram

07:30 hrs Arrive at Chennai central railway station
08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
10:00 hrs Depart to Mahabalipuram by coach
11:30 hrs : Arrive at Mahabalipuram and sightseeing of Krishna’s butter ball, Monolithic Ganesha temple, Arjuna’s penance area, Five Ratha’s temple and the caves
13:30 hrs Lunch at luxury resort in Mahabalipuram
15:00 hrs Visit shore Shiva temple and back to resort for Tea / Coffee
16:30 hrs Drive to Puducherry railway station by coach
18:30 hrs Arrive at Puducherry to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
20:00 hrs Dinner on board The Golden Chariot. Train stable at Puducherry railway station

Day 3 – Wednesday

Puducherry

08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
10:00 hrs Depart for sightseeing of Auroville – Ashram and Matrimandir
13:30 hrs Lunch at a luxury 5 star resort in Puducherry
15:45 hrs A visit to the Aurobindo ashram in the French town, Ganesha temple, shopping and stroll on the pristine Promenade beach
18:30 hrs Return to the Puducherry railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
20:00 hrs Dinner on board
23:30 hrs Depart to Tanjavur

Day 4 – Thursday

Tanjavur & Trichy

07:30 hrs Arrive at Tanjavur railway station
08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
10:00 hrs Visit to Brihadeshwara Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
11:30 hrs Visit to the Maratha palace
13:30 hrs Lunch at a riverside luxury resort
15:00 hrs Drive to Trichy by coach
16:00 hrs Visit Sri Rangam temple in Trichy – India’s largest temple complex dedicated to Lord Vishnu
18:30 hrs Return to Trichy railway station to board The Golden Chariot and refresh
20:00 hrs Dinner on board
00:15 hrs Depart to Madurai

Day 5 – Friday

Madurai

05:15 hrs Arrive at Madurai railway station
08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
10:00 hrs Visit the famous Meenakshi Amman Temple
13:00 hrs Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
15:30 hrs Free time for shopping or rest on board The Golden Chariot
18:00 hrs Visit the Thirumalai Nayakar palace for sound & light show
20:00 hrs Dinner on board The Golden Chariot
23:15 hrs Depart to Nagercoil

Day 6 – Saturday

Kanya kumari & Kovalam

03:45 hrs Arrive at Nagercoil Railway Station
05:15 hrs Depart to Kanya kumari by coach
07:30 hrs Return back to The Golden Chariot for breakfast after viewing sunrise
09:30 hrs Depart to visit the Padmanabhapuram wooden palace
13:00 hrs Return back to The Golden Chariot for lunch on board
13:30 hrs Depart to Kocchuveli
16:00 hrs Arrive at Kocchuveli Railway Station
16:30 hrs Drive to Kovalam beach by coach to view sunset and stroll through the beach (Tea/Coffee, biscuits served by the beach)
19:30 hrs Cultural performance followed by dinner at a 5 star luxury resort, Kovalam
22:00 hrs Back on board The Golden Chariot.

Day 7 – Sunday

Alleppey

04:30 hrs Depart to Alleppey
08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
08:30 hrs Arrive at Alleppey railway station
09:00 hrs Depart for Houseboat cruise on the Vembanad backwaters
12:30 hrs Arrive at backwaters luxury resort for Lunch
13:30 hrs Depart to Kochi by road
15:45 hrs Visit the Chinese Fishing nets and a walk around the Jew town for shopping
18:30 hrs Return to Ernakulum railway station to board The Golden Chariot
19:30 hrs Depart to Bangalore
20:00 hrs Dinner on board The Golden Chariot

Day 8 – Monday

Bangalore

08:00 hrs Breakfast on board The Golden Chariot
09:30 hrs Arrive at Yeshwanthpur railway station and farewell by the entire crew

Note: Itenary, Destination & Scheduled Time are liable to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS Reservation, Cancellation, Charter Booking Policies

Booking Policy:
  • 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Remaining 80% of ticket value 45 days prior to departure.
  • For USD bookings: The payable amount in INR should be credited in our account as per the rate of exchange (ROE) of the previous day of the date (www.rbi.org.in) of transferring the amount by the agent.
Cancellation Policy:
  • 5% of ticket value 60 days or more prior to departure.
  • 20% of ticket value between 59 to 15 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of ticket value 14 days prior to departure.
No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:
  • No Show - In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
  • En route termination of tour - In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
  • Amendment - Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case will be decided on merits on a case to case basis. No amendment will be permissible in case of booking of groups or complete train.