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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
The Golden Chariot - Splendor of the South

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)

Mahabalipuram0730 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

Pondicherry0800 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

Thanjavur0730 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

Madurai0800 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

Kovalam0500 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

Alappuzha0800 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 Schedule 2017 - 2018 :

Month Departure Dates
October, 2017 16
November, 2017 20
December, 2017 25
January, 2018 8
February, 2018 19

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

Single Occupancy

INR 59500
Per Person Per Night
INR 416500
Per Person Per Journey

Double Sharing

INR 45220
Per Person Per Night
INR 316540
Per Person Per Journey

Triple Sharing

INR 39100
Per Person Per Night
INR 273700
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:

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

To Reserve

To Cancel

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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