Jewels of South


Capture the real essence of India with the luxury Indian train The Golden Chariot which takes you to a cosmos where ancient folklores and fairytales come alive. The The Golden Chariot journey, spanning over 7 nights and 8 days, is no less than a surprise box that makes you relish a new surprise everyday day as the sun makes its appearance on the morning sky. This vacation, spend a fabulous week in India and bask in the glory of Mysore's palaces, cultural heritage of Bangalore and the pristine beaches of Kerala and Goa. Discover traditional towns of the southern end of the nation. Temple towns of Chennai and other southern regions are a rage among visitors. Pilgrimage sites, shrines, museums, churches, wildlife sanctuaries and spectacular locales are some other salient features of this sojourn. Explore the puzzle board of these meticulously chosen destinations in a weeklong journey onboard the The Golden Chariot India, one of the most opulent train rides in the world.


Get on board and experience a thrilling adventure across Karnataka with KSTDC specially created with upbeat activities in mind for the Next Generation. Bring in some much needed adventure and make new memories along the way. Take a tour of Karnataka with exciting travel experience best suited for both Primary and Secondary sections.

It is an attempt to connect some of the important dots which have shaped the history of south India through several centuries. Destinations on the Golden Chariot route have been chosen to showcase the architecture, culture and history of this region. The unique position of the southern peninsula, surrounded by Arabian Sea in West, the Indian Ocean in South and the Bay of Bengal in the East saw several dynasties having trade and political linkages with both the West and East. These dynasties with their patronage of the arts and crafts have left an indelible mark on the terrain through intricately carved temple and other structures which tell a tale of the glorious past of these lands.


Guest Carriages on the Golden Chariot train are named after the dynasties which ruled south India over several centuries. Each guest carriage has four guest cabins with a mix of twins and doubles. The guest cabins are a mix of 13 Double Bed Cabins, 30 Twin Bed Cabins and 1 Cabin for Specially abled. The two restaurants, Ruchi and Nalapaka, serve delectable meals from across the world with an array of Indian options. Madira, the bar serves choicest of wines, beers and spirits. Arogya, the Spa cum Fitness Center combines traditional Ayurvedic Spa therapies with modern workout machines.


A sojourn through well known & off beat destinations of South India in luxurious fashion. An adventure in comfort, a romance on rail tracks, with heritage & cultural destinations waiting for you to discover them. Very unique, customized itineraries have been developed that leave a resonance of the amalgam of culture of South India. Temples, palaces, relaxed beaches, a wildlife sanctuary, backwaters.. there is something for everyone.

From Jan 2021 ,Golden Chariot Train will operate on Three Different Circuits of South India from Bangalore/Bangalore
viz Two Circuits of 6 Nights each & One Circuit of 3 Nights.


Jewels of South

This well-planned journey spanning over 7 days/6 nights commences in the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore and again ends in the same city after you explore the cultural and natural wonders of South India to your heart’s content. The tour covers famous tourist destinations in India such as Mysore, Hampi, Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Chettinad, Alleppey/Kumarakom, and Cochin.


Jewels of South is a  6 Nights and 7 Days tour offering travelers a luxury experience while exploring the cultural heritage and topographical diversity in different cities of the Southern Indian states Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.

After your luxury tour goes on wheels in Bangalore, you will reach imperial Mysore the same day. You will enjoy your meals onboard with lovely views and a comfortable journey. The next day as the train reaches Hampi, you will explore the UNESCO world heritage sites and then the train will head towards the proud cultural heart of India Tamil Nadu.

The luxury train journey allows you to explore heritage temples and palaces in Mahabalipuram, Thanjavur, and Chettinad before moving to Kerala. You will enjoy sightseeing in Fort Kochi and cruising on Kerala backwater that offers a lifetime experience to the travelers.

During the tour, you will enjoy excellent hospitality and comfortable interiors with modern amenities that make the journey hassle-free as you travel from one captivating destination to another.


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