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Southern Splendour Circuit of Golden Chariot Train

Palace on Wheels The Golden Chariot Train operates on two-7 Nights circuits of South India both depart Bangalore
  • Southern Splendour Circuit covering Pondicherry, Heritage Temples & Kerala Backwaters etc
  • Pride of South Circuit covering Mysore, Hampi & Goa etc


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7 Nights Southern Splendour Program of Golden Chariot Train
Day 01 : MON : Bangalore Depart :
Self Report by 4.30 pm at Hotel Taj West End ,Bangalore for check in formalities of Golden Chariot Train Tour,followed by Hi-Tea & brief presentation.
Proceed for culture program & arrive by 8.00 p.m. at Yashwantpura Railway station for traditional welcome & be escorted to your respective cabins.
Dinner on board.train & departs by 9.00 p.m. from Bangalore

Day 02 : TUE : Chennai & Mahapalipuram
Chennai & Mahabalipuram World Heritage Site Train arrives at Chennai Egmore railway station by 0530 a.m. early morning. After breakfast, board AC Buses by 930 a.m. for day excursion to Mahabalipuram town after drive along Marina Beach in Chennai The 9th century built Sea Shore temples & Stone Carvings at Mahabalipuram have withstood erosion over centuries & have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After leisurely lunch at beach resort in Mahabalipuram depart by AC Buses for Pondicherry Railway station where the Train is awaiting your arrival.
Day 02 : TUE Night : Pondicherry
Dinner on board & overnight train stabled at Pondicherry.

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Palace on WheelsDay 03 : WED Morning : Auroville Commune
Morning excursion to nearby located Auroville commune , started in 1930's to bring harmony amongst all the religions orders & promotion of natural eco friendly produce

Day 03 : WED Afternoon: Pondicherry-Former French colony
After lunch & brief rest on the train, experience charms of the former French Colony of Pondicherry on foot; visiting Sri Aurobindho Ashram, White Quarters & beach side.
Time free for shopping followed by dinner in local restaurant. Return to the train at Pondicherry station by 10 p.m. & depart.

Day 04 : THURS : Trichy Temple & Tanjore World Heritage Site
Early morning 6 a.m. your train reaches Trichy Railway Station. After breakfast board AC Buses by 9 a.m. for full day excursion to Temples in Trichy & Thanjavur First visit the ancient Ghat temples in Trichy to view traditional South Indian Hindu rituals & later drive 1.5 hrs to Tanjore town; to experience the grandeur of 11th century stone built Brihadeshwara Temple, with an apex 216 feet high. Nearby is a huge granite stone carved statue of the sacred bull (Nandi). This temple complex is also a World Heritage Site.After lunch in a Tanjore Hotel visit Artefacts & Paintings gallery, before boarding train from Tanjore railway station at 5 p.m. & depart.The Thanjavur School of art is famous for it' colourful three dimensional paintings having touches of gold.

Day 05 : FRI : Madurai Temple Town
Morning visit one of the holiest sacred spot for Hindus-The Meenakshi temple,which was first constructed more than 2500 years ago, but present work was completed in early 17th century. The temple complex is spread over 45 acres & is a massive structure measuring 254 by 237 meter. The temple is surrounded by 12 towers, the tallest of which, the famous Southern tower, rises to over 170 ft . There are four different gates to enter the temple complex & it's 1000 pillared decorative hall is an architectural wonder Evening enjoy Sound & Light show in The Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal,former Palace of Madurai Royalt
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Day 06 : SAT Morning : Kanyakumari Sunrise Point
Early morning 515 a.m. board AC Coaches from Nagercoil railway station for drive to Kanyakumari, to snatch Sunrise photo moment ;at the southernmost tip of Indian Peninsula; overlooking the three oceans of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean & the Arabian Sea.Return to Nagercoil Railway station by 730 a.m. to board the train & depart. Breakfast & Lunch onboard (time permitting visit early 17th century Padmanabha Palace Complex)

Day 06 : SAT Evening : Kovallam Beach
Train reaches Trivandrum Railway Station by 3 p.m. & Board AC Buses by 5 p.m. for 45 minutes drive to nearby located Kovallam Beach & time at leisure. Enjoy cultural program & dinner in 5 Star Beach Resort & return to Trivandrum Railway station by 10 p.m. to board the train Train stabled overnight at Trivandrum Railway station

Day 07 : SUN Morning : Kerala Backwaters
Train departs at 5 a.m. from Trivandrum Railway Station & reaches Alleppey Railway station by 830 a.m. Drive by AC Buses to Alleppey Jetty Point to board Houseboats for cruise through narrow waterways & canals also often referred to as "Venice of the East" Enjoy local Kerala cuisine lunch on the houseboat & later return to Boat Jetty point to board AC Buses for 1.5 hrs drive to Kochi City

Day 07 : SUN Afternoon : Cochin Fort Area The ancient port town of Cochin in now a modern city with thriving commercial district of Ernakulum. Afternoon enjoy walk through 16th century Built Portuguese Fort town with churches, Jewish synagogue & Chinese fishing nets Board the train from Ernakulum Railway station by 630 p.m. & depart. Dinner on board

Day 08: Mon Noon: BANGALORE Return The Train Tour returns to Bangalore - Yashwantpura railway station by 1130 & Check-out on arrival.
Tour ends on arrival.

Note :
Train Tour Manager reserves the right to amend the day to day tour logistics at short notice
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Facilities
This luxury train offers option of twin/double/triple bedded luxuriously furnished deluxe sleeping chambers with private washrooms having toiletries of international standard..There is a Bar Saloon & Two Dining cars with onboard kitchen.The tourists can also avail services of Aryuvedic Spa saloon,Mini Gym & business centre with wi-fi facility.There are special discounted INR Rupees rates for Indian Nationals.


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SCHEDULE: 2018-19 Season

7 Nights Southern Splendour Circuit of Golden Chariot Depart Dates Ex. Bangalore

Month Depart Dates(Monday Afternoon)
Oct 2018 22
Nov 2018 05 & 26
Dec 2018 31*
Jan 2019 21
Feb 2019 04 & 25

IMPORTANT:

  • Add 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 31 Dec 2018 Depart.
  • Train Tour will operate subject to MINIMUM Eleven passengers or advance received will be refunded (with no further liability)




Tariff: Valid till March 2019 departs

There is dual tariff for Indian Nationals & Foreign Passport Holders (Both in Indian Rupees)
Foreign Passport Holders can pay in Equivalent Foreign Exchange ,as per Prevailing rate of exchange on www.xe.com
COST PER CABIN (Taxes Extra)-Till March 2019 departs
7 Nights Southern Splendour Circuit of Golden Chariot
Occupancy Type Number of Persons Per Cabin For Foreign Passport Holders
(in Indian Rupees)
For Indian Nationals
(in Rupees)
On Single Occupancy for 1 person INR Rs. 4,34,000/-
Or Appx. US$ 6915 equivalent

Rs 3,92,000/-

Rs. 2,59,000/-

On Double Occupancy For 2 persons INR Rs. 6,58,000/-
Or Appx. US$ 10,485 equivalent

Rs 5,95,840/-

Rs. 3,78,000/-

On Triple Occupancy For 3 persons INR Rs. 8,40,000/-
OR Appx. US$ 13,385 equivalent

Rs 7,72,800/-

Rs. 4,20,000/-

IMPORTANT:
  • Add Taxes extra as applicable on date of journey
  • Add 10% Holiday Surcharge Extra for 31Dec 2018 Depart
  • Foreigners can pay in equivalent foreign exchange as per currency convertor on www.xe.com
  • OCI holders can pay as per Indian Nationals Tariff ,ONLY if they can forward Copies of PAN CARD
  • Children< 12 yrs. charged 50% of adult Cost
  • Children< 5 yrs. are COMPLIMENTARY without bed
  • Total Journey is of 7 Nights from Bangalore/Bangalore ,BUT Option to book for MINIMUM Four Nights part journey of choice & pay accordingly

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CHILD POLICY :

Palace on WheelsSouthern Splendour Train Tour Cost Includes :
Stay on board the Train in Sleeping Chambers with private washrooms; Daily Three Meals; Excursion & sightseeing arrangements with English Speaking Guides; Bottled drinking water; “monument entrance fees".
Use of on board mini-gym & Boat Cruise in famous Kerala Backwaters with lunch

EXTRA COSTS (Not Included in train tour) :
Video camera fees at monuments; Laundry; Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic beverages ;Tour Insurance; Usage of Business Centre & Spa Facility

Southern splendour Train Terms & Conditions
Booking Procedure :

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Cancellation Rules:
  1. Train Tour operator(KSTDC) reserves the right to amend published tariff
  2. Cancellation Request must be received in writing & acknowledged by us
  3. Minimum 5%( cancellation fee will be charged on total ticket value- If request received more than 62 working days prior to depart date
  4. Minimum 20% cancellation fee will be charged on total ticket value- If request received between 61 to 32 days prior to depart date
  5. Minimum 50% cancellation fee will be charged on total ticket value - If request received between 31 to 17 days prior to depart date
  6. Full 100% cancellation fee will be charged on total ticket value - If request received less than 17 days prior to depart date
  7. Request for Change in Travel Dates AND/OR change in Passenger Names Or Failure to get Indian Visa will be governed by Cancellation Rules
  8. Train Tour operator(KSTDC) reserves the right to cancel Or postpone the scheduled train depart for technical reasons OR if minimum passengers not met AND under such circumstances -Guests will be informed at least 15 days prior to scheduled train depart & full advance received for train booking will be refunded (with no further Liability of Royal Indian Trains)
  9. Disputes(if any) are subject to Jurisdiction of Courts of New Delhi(India) only

 


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