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Splendor of the South -(Golden Chariot)

Bangalore- Chennai – Mahabalipuram- Puddicherry- Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai- Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Kochi - Alappuzha
(7 Nights / 8 Days)

A magnificent journey through the luxurious Golden Chariot in 7 nights/8 days will take you to the major and unique destinations of South India.


Detail Itinerary


Day 1 Bangalore

1500 hrs : Reporting for registration at Taj West End
1600 hrs : Have a leisure walk at lush gardens of the Taj
1700 hrs : Hi-Tea and snacks
1730 hrs : Presentation on the tour (Splendor of the South)
1800 hrs :  Witness a Cultural Performance
1845 hrs :  Pay a visit to the ISKCON Temple
2015 hrs :  Arrive at the Yeshwanthpur railway station.

Day 02 Chennai - Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram)

0730 hrs : Arrive at the central railway station of Chennai
0800 hrs : Breakfast aboard
1000 hrs : Disembark and leave for Mamallapuram
1130 hrs : Arrival at Mamallapuram. Sightseeing tour across Mamallapuram
1330 hrs : Lunch at Radisson Blu Temple Bay Hotel
1600 hrs : Visit the Shore Shiva Temple post Hi-tea
1700 hrs : Take on a road journey for Puducherry
1830 hrs : Arrival at Puducherry. Onboard dinner and overnight stay at the Golden Chariot

Day 03 Pondicherry

0800 hrs : Breakfast
1000 hrs : Leave for Auroville Ashram. Go for sightseeing and shopping. Visit Matra Mandir
1330 hrs : Lunch at the Sarovar Promenade Hotel
1500 hrs : Embark the train
1700 hrs : Go for a visit at Aurobindo Ashram and the Ganesha Temple
1900 hrs : Back to the train for dinner and overnight stay

Day 04 Thanjavur - Trichy

0730 hrs : Arrive at Tanjavur railway station
0800 hrs: Breakfast
1000 hrs : Visit Brihadeshwara Temple (World Heritage Site). Buy stuffs from the emporium
1400 hrs : Have lunch at Ideal River View Resort
1600 hrs : A road journey to Trichy
1800 hrs: Visit Sri Rangam Temple in Trichy
1930 hrs: Embark The Golden Chariot for dinner and overnight stay

Day 05 Madurai

0800 hrs : Breakfast
1000 hrs : Visit the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai
1130 hrs : Visit the 1000- pillared temple and the city museum
1300 hrs : Embark the train for lunch
1500 hrs : Visit to the Gandhi Memorial Museum
1600 hrs : Back to the train for relaxation
1800 hrs : Enjoy the Light and Sound show at Thirumalai Nayak Palace
1930 hrs : Onboard dinner and comfortable overnight stay

Day 06 Kanyakumari - Kovalam

0500 hrs : Disembark the train to have a sunrise view
0730 hrs : Breakfast onboard
0930 hrs : Visit the Padmanabhapuram Wooden Palace
1300 hrs : Back to the train for lunch
1530 hrs : Arrival at the Kocchuveli station
1600 hrs : Disembark and go to Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam for Hi-Tea and witness a special cultural performance. Enjoy dinner
2230 hrs : Embark the train for overnight stay

Day 07 Kochi - Alappuzha

0800 hrs : Breakfast
1000 hrs : Disembark the train and move towards Alleppey Jetty. Board a houseboat and cruise across the Punnamada Lake
1300 hrs : Lunch at Punnamada Lake Resort
1430 hrs : Move towards Fort Kochi
1530 hrs : Arrival at Fort Kochi. Go for sightseeing
1800 hrs : Arrive at Ernakulum South railway Station and board the luxury train
1930 hrs : Leave for Bangalore

Day 04 Bangalore

0800 hrs : Breakfast onboard
1000 hrs : Arrive at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station. Check-out and farewell

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Splendor of the South (Golden Chariot) Schedule 2017 - 2018


Month Departure Dates
February, 2017 20

Splendor of the South (Golden Chariot) - Tariff (7 Nights / 8 Days)


  • Single Occupancy

    $875
    Per Person Per Night
    $6125
    Per Person Per Journey
     
  • Twin Sharing

    $665
    Per Person Per Night
    $4655
    Per Person Per Journey
     
  • Triple Sharing

    $575
    Per Person Per Night
    $4025
    Per Person Per Journey
     
 

Terms & Conditions

The Golden Chariot Tariff also mentions a few more details that can be handy information for you. They have been mentioned below:

  • Half fare for children between 5 and 12 years.
  • The tariff includes accommodation on board, the meals, the sightseeing trips, the entrance fees (while entering monuments, parks, palaces and other sightseeing locations)
  • It does not comprise of tips, phone calls, camera fees in the sightseeing locations, SPA car and Business car facilities, liquor as well as laundry
  • Christmas and New Year being the peak holiday season calls for a 10% surcharge levied on all departures.
  • As per the Govt. of India norms, Service Tax @ 9% is levied on the prevalent tariff.

The reservation as well as cancellation policies as mentioned in the Golden Chariot tariff are as follows:

To Reserve

  • Pay 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking.
  • Pay the remaining 80% of ticket value 30 days prior to departure.

To Cancel

  • 5% of the ticket value will be deducted if cancellation is made until 60 days prior to departure.
  • 20% of the ticket value will be deducted if cancellation is made between 59 and 30 days prior to departure.
  • 50% of the ticket value will be deducted if cancellation is made between 29 and 15 days prior to departure.
  • 100% of the ticket value will be deducted if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure.

The entire amount will be treated as forfeited incase of non-arrival of the guest. Incase the tour is terminated by the guest, the amount for the untraveled portion would be considered as forfeited without any scope for further refunds and adjustments. Incase of natural disasters or serious health issues, amendment maybe possible subject to availability as well as merit.

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