Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot)

Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot)

Destinations :- Bangalore - Mahabalipuram - Chennai - Pondicherry - Tiruchirappalli - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Thiruvananthapuram - Kovalam - Cochin (Kochi) - Bangalore

Durations :- Duration: 10 Nights/11 Days

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The Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) train Tour is the best way to experience the prime tourist destinations of Southern India and has recently awarded for being Asia`s leading luxury train. Splendor Jewels of South India Tour is a week long journey which passes through the magnificent landscapes and will let you traverse across the three Southern States of India. The best crafted itinerary welcomes you to discover the land which is rich in history and culture. Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) is one of the classic and memorable journeys by train which covers the destinations such as Bangalore, Chennai, Pondicherry, Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin. The Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) sumptuously furnished Air-Conditioned Coaches, Dining Coaches, Bar Lounge, a Business Centre, Gymnasium & Spa facilities on board.  Each of the cabins is equipped with small wardrobe, vanity desk, LCD Televisions with attached washrooms with 5 Star facilities. 

Day 01: Arrival at Bangalore (By flight)

Tour Highlights: Day is free for Leisure

On your arrival at Bangalore Airport, our representative will traditionally welcome (Swagat) you and assist you in check-in to your pre booked hotel. Relax for a day after a long flight and prepare for the further trip. Here you have successfully completed your first day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour. 

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight at Bangalore

 

Day 02: Bangalore Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Tipu sultan`s summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Dodda Ganeshana Gudi, ISKCON Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park

After breakfast, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be taken for local sightseeing of Bangalore.  Today`s tour highlights will be Tipu sultan`s summer Palace, Bangalore Palace, Dodda Ganeshana Gudi, ISKCON Temple, Lalbagh Botanical Garden and Cubbon Park. In the afternoon, treat yourself with a regional cuisine in your lunch at a nice restaurant. At the end of the tour, return to your Hotel and relax. Here you have successfully completed your second day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Bangalore

 

Day 03: Bangalore - Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot)

Tour Highlights: Day is free for Leisure

After breakfast, day is for leisure.  You may choose to explore the surrounding places.  After Lunch, you will be escorted by our Tour Guide and will be assisted in your transfers to Taj West End (A Group of Taj Hotels) which is the reporting place for Golden Chariot Tour. Explore the Heritage Gardens of Taj West End followed by Tea and presentation on The Golden Chariot Tour and Cultural Activities.  Later visit the ISCKON Temple (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness) followed by traditional welcome at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station before boarding The Golden Chariot for your Splendor Jewels of South Tour.  Dinner will be served on board.  Here you have successfully completed your third day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

 

Day 04: Mamallapuram/Mahabalipuram and Chennai

Tour Highlights: Krishna`s Butter Ball, the Penance of Bhagirathi, Ganesha Temple and Caves and Five Rathas Temple, Shore Temple

After breakfast proceed for an excursion tour to Mamallapuram which is famous for its temples. On your way to Mamallapuram, you will pass through the Marina beach and busy streets of Chennai.  Tour highlights will be UNESCO World Heritage sites of Temple of Rathas, the Penance of Bhagirathi and Shore Temple.  Post sightseeing of Mamallapuram; proceed for Lunch at Radisson Blu Temple Bay Hotel (A 5 Star Hotel from Carlson Rezidor).  Post Evening Tea; continue with the sightseeing and then departure of Puducherry/Pondicherry to board The Golden Chariot. Dinner will be served on board. The Train will be stabled overnight at Puducherry/Pondicherry.   Here you have successfully completed your fourth day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Evening is free for Leisure

 

Day 05: Pondicherry/Puducherry

Tour Highlights: Auroville Ashram, Matra Mandir, Beaches

After on board breakfast, proceed for Pondicherry sightseeing to visit the famous Auroville Ashram, Matra Mandir and shopping in the Ashram. In the afternoon return to The Golden Chariot for on board lunch. After lunch, walk through the beach town of Pondicherry, a former French colony radiates a Mediterranean sensation with French style architecture and boutiques. Later return to the train for your dinner and onward journey to Tiruchirappalli. Here you have successfully completed your fifth day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

 

Day 06: Tiruchirappalli & Thanjavur

Tour Highlights: Brihadeeswarar Temple, Serfoji Maratha Palace and Bronze Art Gallery (UNESCO World Heritage site)

In the morning you will arrive and Thanjavur Railway Station.  After breakfast, proceed for Thanjavur sightseeing. Thanjavur has always been famous for its art and culture. Thanjavur is popular for beautiful silk weaves, woven in gorgeous colors and designs along with Thanjavur Paintings, Dancing Dolls and Traditional Crafts. Tour highlights will be Tour highlights will be the ancient Brihadeeswarar Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the Serfoji Maratha Palace and Bronze Art Gallery. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at Ideal River View Resort (http://www.idealresort.com) and then depart for Trichy/Tiruchirappalli. Trichy is situated on the banks of the River Kaveri and city is known for its educational institutions, industries, and temples. Tour highlights will be Sri Ranganatha Swami Temple. After Trichy sightseeing, proceed to Trichy Railway Station to board The Golden Chariot for your onward journey to Madurai.  Dinner will be served on board. Here you have successfully completed your sixth day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure

Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

 

Day 07: Madurai Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 1000 pillar temple and the museum, Gandhi Museum (Rani Mangammal Palace), Thirumalai Nayak Palace for sound and light show

After breakfast on board, proceed for Madurai sightseeing, which is one of the oldest cities in Southern India.  Madurai (The City of Divine Nectar) is famous for Silk, pearls and spices. Madurai is 2600 years old historical city which is surrounded by graceful natural plantation and located on the banks of River Vaigai.  Tour highlights will be Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, 1000 pillar temple and the museum. In the afternoon return to The Golden Chariot for your lunch and later visit to Gandhi Museum (Rani Mangammal Palace) and Thirumalai Nayak Palace for sound and light show.  At the end of sightseeing tour, return to The Golden Chariot for your onward journey to Kanyakumari. Dinner will be served on board. Here you have successfully completed your seventh day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

 

Day 08: Madurai – Kanyakumari

Tour Highlights: Sunrise Point, Padmanabhapuram Wooden Palace, Cultural Activities

Early morning proceed for a short sightseeing tour to Kanyakumari Sunrise Point that offers a unique vista on the convergence of 3 oceans i.e. Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean. After Sunrise, return to The Golden Chariot for on board breakfast.  After Breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour to Padmanabhapuram Wooden Palace. Later return to The Golden Chariot for Lunch on board and onward journey to Kocchuveli station.  On arrival at Kocchuveli, depart for Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam (A 5 Star Hotel from Taj Group) for Hi-Tea by the beach, followed by Cultural Show and Dinner at the hotel. After Dinner, return to The Golden Chariot for onward journey to Alleppey. Here you have successfully completed your eighth day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

 

Day 09: Alleppey/Alappuzha - Kochi

Tour Highlights: Punnamada Lake Cruise, Kochi Fort, Chinese Fishing Nets and Shopping at Mattancherry

After on board breakfast, proceed to Alleppey Jetty to board the House Boat for cruise on Punnamada Lake. In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch at Punnamada Lake Resort (http://www.punnamada.com) for your lunch.  After Lunch, proceed to Kochi/Cochin for sightseeing tour.  Tour highlights will be Kochi Fort, Chinese Fishing Nets, and Shopping at Mattancherry.  After Kochi Sightseeing tour, proceed to Ernakulum Railway Station to board The Golden Chariot for your onward journey to Bangalore. Dinner will be served on board. Here you have successfully completed your ninth day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight on board The Golden Chariot

 

Day 10: Bangalore Sightseeing

Tour Highlights: Day is free for Leisure

In the morning you will arrive at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station (Bangalore).  After breakfast, check-out from The Golden Chariot.  On your arrival at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station, you will be picked-up by our Tour Representative and will be taken to your pre-booked Hotel.  Day is free for Leisure.  You may choose to explore the surroundings places.  Here you have successfully completed your tenth day of Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour.

Evening is free for Leisure.

Overnight at Bangalore

 

Day 11: Bangalore Departure (By Flight)

After Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and transfers to Bangalore Airport for your onward flight to your country or to the next destination.

Here you have successfully completed your Splendor Jewels of South (Golden Chariot) Tour. We sincerely thank you for choosing Trip India for your travel arrangements and we appreciate your patronage and wish you for a safe journey.

 

Hotels Accommodations Envisaged:-

Subject to availability at the time of booking or else similar hotels will be suggested:-

Destinations  Deluxe  Hotel    Premium Hotel Luxury Hotel
Bangalore Hotel Chairman Club & Resort/ Similar Hotel Lemon Tree Premier-Ulsoor Lake / Similar Hotel The Lalit Palace / Similar

Note:

  1. Group rates are available on request. contact
  2. Above mentioned package cost is valid on minimum Two Person Basic.
  3. High Season – Any Fair / Festival / New Year / Christmas surcharge are additional

Cost Includes:

  1. Accommodation for Duration: on twin / double sharing basis.
  2. Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
  3. Transportation by private air-conditioned car with driver for all arrivals, All arrivals, departures, sightseeing and inter-city drive as per the itinerary.
  4. Services of English speaking guide as per the itinerary above.
  5. Services of Trip India representative on all arrivals and departures.
  6. Escorted Evening Sightseeing at Ganga River Boating in Kolkata
  7. Fuel charges, toll tax, state tax & parking charge
  8. All presently applicable luxury taxes.

Cost does not Includes:

  1. Entrance fees at monuments/parks/museums.
  2. Items of personal nature like drinks on table, laundry, telephone bills etc.
  3. Meals other than mentioned above.
  4. Indian visa fees or international airfare / domestic flight fare / train ticket
  5. Still Camera or video charges levied by some monuments.
  6. Any other shopping and personal purchase.
  7. Medical Requirements on request.
  8. Service Tax as per government.
  9. Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

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