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Address: 329 Plot No 3, Vardhman Dwarkadhish, Sector 10, Dwarka, New Delhi, India, 110075.
Golden Chariot now brings to you the “Southern Splendour”, a journey spanning 7 nights and 8 days that links some of South India’s greatest destinations filled with memorable moments guaranteed to stay with you for a lifetime. On this splendid voyage covering three states we take you through exotic locales starting from the garden city of Bangalore passing through ancient temple towns of Tamil Nadu and finally ending our journey in the coastal city of Kochi. In short, it’s an experience that captures the romance of a by-gone era making your sojourn an unforgettable one.
The journey starts from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. You have to report in Taj West End at 3:00pm and proceed for heritage walk in hotel's lush gardens. Tea will be served at 5:00 PM. Thereafter, presentation regarding the train and cultural dance is to be organized. Guests then head to ISKCON Temple for Darshan, which is followed by grand welcome by The Golden Chariot team at Yeshwanthpur Railway Station at 8:15 PM.
Dinner will be served for the guests aboard the Splendor of the South. The train starts its journey for the first destination.
The train will arrive at Chennai Egmore Railway Station at 6 am. Breakfast will be served on board. Visit the San Thome Basilica and Museum. Next leave for Mahabalipuram by luxury coach. This town is renowned for its ancient stone carvings. Nestled comfortably at a distance of about 58 km from Chennai, Mamallapuram is best visited for its temples. The temple of Rathas, the Penance of Arjuna, and the Shore Temple are a few of the most significant attractions housed here. Guests can relish interesting culinary delights during lunch served in a luxury resort. Thereafter, guests continue sightseeing and visit Shore Shiva Temple of Mamallapuram.
At 5:00 PM, tea and refreshments at the resort. Later depart for destination station (Puducherry) to board the Golden Chariot for dinner and overnight stay.
Upon reaching Tanjavur Railway Station, you are served breakfast. After the hearty meal, you are set to leave for Brihadeshwara Temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site). After darshan, you can go for shopping. Later, go for a quick visit to Chola Bronze Museum. Lunch is served by 2:00 PM in Ideal River View Resort. Later, continue sightseeing to Trichy. Sri Rangam Temple (Trichy) is to be visited at 6:00 PM. By 7:30 PM you will get back to the Golden Chariot. Dinner and stay overnight.
You start the sixth day of your sojourn by arriving to the Nagercoil Railway station. For the early risers, this is beautiful chance to behold the sunrise view in Kankyakumari, the southernmost tip of India). By 7:30 AM, you return aboard for breakfast. Later leave for Padmanabhapuram Wooden Palace. Return to the Golden Chariot by 1:00 PM for lunch as the train leaves for Kochuveli station. Deboard at Kochuveli to be transferred to Kovalam. There, you savor tea and refreshments by the beach. By late evening, guests gather in a 5-star luxury resort for cultural show and dinner.
At 10:30 PM, you return on board for overnight stay.
Guests are served breakfast on board at 8:00 AM as the train proceeds to Alappuzha Railway station. By 10:00 AM depart to board traditional houseboats from Alleppey Jetty (Cruise in Vembanad Lake Backwaters). Cruising in Kerala Backwaters is a tranquil and unforgettable experience, as the shores are fringed with palm trees. Lunch is organized at a luxury resort. By 2:30 PM guests leave for Kochi and reach there in an hour. Upon reaching, explore the surroundings of Kochi like Chinese Fishing Nets, and Jew Town.
Dinner and overnight stay on board.
You will arrive in Bangalore in the wee hours of the morning. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast aboard the train before receiving a warm farewell from The Golden Chariot crew.
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