The Golden Chariot: India’s newest luxury train

The Golden ChariotIndia’s ‘hot on the rails’ newest luxury train not only provides exquisite on-board luxury for its guests, but it will cater for those who like to keep fit on holiday as well as at home. The Golden Chariot boasts  a fully equipped gymnasium to keep up on the step-machine, as well as an Ayurveda Spa with two massage rooms for an out of this world rejuvenation experience. Every twin- or double-bedded cabin is equipped with Wi-Fi, LCD television, DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories. There is even a conference facility for business travellers.

The luxury train has been named after the dynasties that ruled Karnataka and the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi. It voyages through Bangalore and Mysore, visiting Srirangapatna and Mysore Palace, then the Nagarhole National Park (Kabini) continuing to the historical sites of Shravanabelagola, Belur-the 11th century cradle of Hoysala architecture and a world heritage site of Halebidu in Hampi. It then proceeds to the triangular heritage site of Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole, and finally the Golden Beaches of Goa before ending in Bangalore.

Luxury UK Asia travel operator TransIndus have added The Golden Chariot to their current portfolio, with a sample trip costing from £1,994 per person sharing, for 7 nights full board on The Golden Chariot, 2 nights B&B at the Taj Residency hotel in Bangalore, return flights to Bangalore on British Airways, and assisted airport transfers.

Andrea Wren is a freelance journalist and owner of Luxury Worldwide Tours.

Comments (1)

  1. Simon Pielow says:

    The Golden Chariot is a welcome addition to the world’s growing stable of luxury trains
    There are more luxury trains launching during 2008, as well as some rather special private rail cars and luxury cabins in countries as widely dispersed as China, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Hungary….this list illustrates the global trend towards more quality rail travel.

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