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India : Luxury Train ‘Golden Chariot’ to resume operations

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has announced that they will resume luxury train ‘Golden Chariot’s operations from 14th March.

IRCTC in a regulatory filing said:

We wish to inform you that IRCTC will operate trips through Golden Chariot from March 14, 2O2l.


IRCTC has planned two itineraries departing from Bengaluru that will cover various destinations in Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Tamil Nadu before returning to Bengaluru.

The two itineraries are:

  • Pride of Karnataka : (6 Nights/7 Days) starting from Bengaluru on 14th March covering Bandipur National Park, Mysore, Halebidu, Chikmagalur, Hampi, Aihole, Pattadakal, Goa, and ending in Bengaluru.
  • Jewel of South : modified – (3 Nights/4 Days) starting from Bengaluru on 21 March covering Mysore, Hampi, Mahabalipuram and ending in Bengaluru.

What is Golden Chariot?

Golden Chariot began operations in 2008. It was a joint initiative of the Karnataka government and the Indian Railways. The Golden Chariot is a luxury train plying on the Southern Sector which intends to provide a mix of travel to destinations with historical, architectural, mystique and scenic relevance endowed with state of the art amenities on board and international service standards creating an impressionable and lifetime experience for the IRCTC tourists to cherish lifelong. The luxury train tour package cost includes all onboard meals and house wines, guided excursions in air-conditioned buses, monument entry fee, and meals at outside venues as per the itinerary.

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