Splendor of The South - The Train
A splendid voyage spanning 7 nights and 8 days covering three states of South India that takes you through exotic locales starting from the garden city of Bangalore passing through the serenity of Pondicherry, ancient temple towns of Tamil Nadu and finally ending our journey in the coastal city of Kochi.



Cabin Coaches
From The Palace to your Chamber
Your chambers are steeped in history. Chambers in which, you will retire under a sky of craftsmanship that narrate timeless tales. Sink into a bed of royalty, reminiscent of the Mysore Maharajas, admire the intricate carvings on the ceiling, the wall panels and furniture inspired by Mysore and Hoysala architecture.
Each Coach of the “The Golden Chariot” has been named after the dynasties that ruled Karnataka - Kadamba, Hoysala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adhilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula and Vijayanagar.
  • Fully air-conditioned cabins.
  • 26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins and 1 cabin for the physically challenged.
  • Vanity / Writing desk.
  • Every cabin is equipped with LCD television, DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories.

Nala and Ruchi - Two Restaurants A Culinary tour of fine taste.
Nala named after a king and legendary chef from the times of the Mahabharata. Ruchi, a name that means fine taste in Sanskrit. The two restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights.
  • Interiors inspired by the timeless aesthetics of Hampi and Halebid.
  • 4-seater and 2-seater dining cabins with comfortable sofas and chairs.
The Lounge Bar
Madira - The Lounge Bar Spirit for your soul.
Timeless like the spirits we serve, Madira, the mythical drink of the gods in the lounge bar aboard The Golden Chariot. Pour yourself fine spirits as you unravel your soul, as you watch performances of local artisans. Celebrate the journey into timelessness as lilting music uplifts you.
  • Relaxing and elegant seating at bar.
  • Plush and royal interiors modeled after the Mysore Palace.
Gym Coach
Experience Eternity- Attain Nirvana.
Spa and Gym on The Golden Chariot, discover age old traditions and cures to modern day stress.
  • Two massage rooms for an out of this world rejuvenation experience.
  • For those who prefer a local flavour - Ayurveda massages are provided.
  • Fully equipped gymnasium.