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Golden Chariot - Introduction

The Golden Chariot of Karnataka awaits you.World class train accommodations are ready to carry you on a Maharajah's journey through time in Karnataka, a magnificent Indian state bordered by the lush southwestern coast of the Arabian Sea. Steeped in historical and architectural significance, yet shimmering with vibrant contemporary culture, Karnataka is a land endowed by some of the most powerful empires of ancient India, whose enduring traditions in artistic, cultural, and literary excellence are mirrored in modern-day cultural and social trends and amenities.

The Golden Chariot's luxuriously appointed sleeping cabins, dining rooms, and relaxation facilities provide royal comfort, security and elegance with a perfect combination of Old-World ambiance and 21st century convenience. For the traveler seeking a profound, exciting, and unsurpassed tour experience, we offer a unique confluence of past and present. Karnataka bears witness to some of India's most glorious ancient civilizations; it is a land of magnificent Palaces and Temples, monolithic hand-carved sculptures, and national Parks with waterfalls and wildlife sanctuaries. It also offers abundant delights in the modern-day pleasures of touring historic architectural masterpieces, shopping, sampling local culinary specialties, strolling gardens and marketplaces, and becoming acquainted with local cultural life.

Step onto the Golden Chariot in Bangalore, Karnataka's glorious capital city, to begin an incredible voyage of 7 days and 7 nights. Each day is a magical ride to a new place, including Mysore, the Imperial City of Palaces; Kabini, home of Nagarhole National Park, India's premier wildlife conservation; Hassan, an ancient center of worship with magnificent rock-carved temples in Shravanabelagola, Belur and Halebidu; Hampi, the seat of India's great 14th century Vijayanagara Empire, known for its military and cultural achievements; Badami, Aihole, and Pattadakal, a comprehensive setting for the myriad architectural forms and styles of temples built between the 6th and 8th centuries; and Goa, the gorgeous golden beach town along the Arabian Sea, to repose and refresh the traveler's soul before heading back to Bangalore and journey's end.

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