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The Golden Chariot Splendor of the South

  • Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
  • Destination : Bangalore - Chennai – Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - Thanjavur - Trichy - Madurai - Kanyakumari - Kovalam - Kochi - Alappuzha - Bangalore

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 2 :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 3 : 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 4 :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 5 : 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 6 : 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 7 : 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 8 :Bangalore

0800 hrs : Breakfast on the train
1130 hrs : Arrive at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station. Check-out and farewell

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