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Golden Chariot

Duration:08 days
Destination Cover : Bangalore - Chennai - Pondicherry - Tiruchirapalli - Madurai - Thiruvananthapuram-Backwaters – Kochi-Bangalore

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Day 01 :Monday: Bangalore

Day one begins with the arrival in Bangalore. The beautiful city is dotted with a large number of tourist attractions. Check-in at the Leela Palace that plays a perfect host to you. In the evening assemble at the Bangalore Railway station for a traditional welcome. After the ceremonial welcome, our representative escorts you to the respective cabins. The train will depart to the next destination in the circuit by 22:00 hrs. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner onboard the Splendor of the South.

Day 02 : Tuesday: Chennai – Mamallapuram

On the 2nd day of the tour the golden chariot marks it arrival in Chennai at 06:00 hrs. After a lavish breakfast disembark from the train to visit the attractions of Mamallapuram. Situated at a distance of 58 Kms from Chennai, Mamallapuram is famous amongst the tourist for its temples. The major temples to visit include temple of Rathas, Shore temple and the Penance of Bhagirath. Enjoy some interesting culinary delights of the place for lunch followed by a sightseeing tour to Chennai. The major tourist attractions of Chennai include the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, St. Mary's Church, Fort St. George, the National Art Gallery and Museum etc. Return to train to enjoy a lavish dinner served aboard and a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 03 : Wednesday: Pondicherry

Early morning train chugs towards Pondicherry station marking its arrival right at the scheduled time of 08:00hrs. After breakfast, get down exploring this teensy destination. Once a French colony, the place is scattered with cobbled streets and the vast French mansions all around. Visit the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Auroville the major tourist attractions of Pondicherry. Later return to the train and the train roll on to the next destination in the circuit.

Day 04 : Thursday: Tiruchirapalli – Thanjavur

After bidding adieu, the luxury train moves on to Tiruchirapalli. Disembark from the train to visit the Rock Fort temple, commissioned by Nayaks of Madurai on a hillock towering the city. The fort has three levels with the middle one called Mathrubhuteshwar Shrine devoted to Lord Shiva and the Ucchi Pillayar Koil dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Return to the train and the train roll on to Thanjavur, the city known for its temples and its paintings. The few topmost attractions of the Thanjavur include Brihadeshwara temple, Alangudi temple, Schwartz Church and the Chandra Bagawan temple. Enjoy dinner and overnight onboard train.

Day 05 : Friday: Madurai

On the Friday morning open your eyes in Madurai, a modern Indian city still basking in the glory of the yesteryears. Enjoy a lavish breakfast followed by a sightseeing tour of Madurai. Later enjoy excursion to Madurai temple featuring a magnificent hall with thousands of pillars. Also visit Thiruparangundram temple and the Nayak Palace. Now the train departs for Thiruvanantapuram.

Day 06 : Saturday: Thiruvananthapuram – Poovar

Next morning the sojourn to explore the enchanting lands of kerala as the train reaches Thiruvananthapuram. Set off to explore the major tourist attraction of the Thiruvananthapuram including the Napier Museum, Padamanabhaswamy temple and the Sri Chitra Art Gallery. The train trails to the next destination in the itinerary Poovar Island around lunch time. Explore the beautiful beaches enjoying some leisurely moments and solitude to refresh your mind completely. Enjoy gala dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at train.

Day 07 : Sunday: Backwaters – Kochi

On the 7th day feel splendid reaching the backwater region of Kerala right at the scheduled time of 09:00 hrs. Take the delight in visiting the mesmerizing and breathtaking surroundings of the backwaters. Enjoy a gala lunch at Kumarakom after which you proceed towards Kochi. The Chinese fishing nets are distinctively unique to Kochi. The major tourist attractions to visit in Kochi include Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church and the Chinese Fishing Nets. At the end enjoy a Kathakali dance performance by trained artist. Return to the train for leisurely dinner before the train roll on to Bangalore marking the end of the journey.

Day 08 : Monday: Bangalore

In the morning on arriving the Bangalore railway station the circuit journey comes to its end. Before deboarding the train you will be served with lip-smacking breakfast. After bidding adieu to your fellow passengers, head towards the next destination.

Price Guide

October 2015 to March 2015 (For Indian Nationals in INR & International travellers in USD)

Occupancy Type Price (Per person per nights) Total Amount (7 Nights per person)
Single occupancy INR 26400/USD 831 INR 184800/USD 5817
Double occupancy INR 19800/USD 627 INR 138600/USD 4389
Triple occupancy INR 16500/USD 545 INR 115500/USD 3815

Guests may even opt to disembark at Kochi. Post-dinner they will be comfortably dropped off to a hotel (included in the services) of their choice in the city. The tariff will however not change, irrespective of the point of disembarkation.
Inclusions in the tariff of this luxury train tour comprise of all meals and beverages, gala dinner at Poovar, transport (a/c buses) till sightseeing locations, English and German speaking guides, and entrance fees to monuments and museums etc. The tariff however does not include drinks, laundry, video camera fees, tips, and liquor etc.
Booking Policy
The reservation policies of the Splendor of the South tariff (FIT) are as follows:
o Payment of 20% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking is mandatory.
o Remaining 80% of ticket value can be paid 60 days prior to departure.
The reservation policies of the Splendor of the South tariff (for Groups) are as follows:
o Payment of 50% of ticket value at the time of confirming the booking is mandatory.
o Remaining 50% of ticket value can be paid 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation policy followed by the Splendor of the South (for individual travelers):
o 5% of ticket value will be deducted when booking is cancelled 60 days prior to departure
o 20% of ticket value will be deducted when booking is cancelled 30-59 days prior to departure
o 100% of ticket value will be deducted when booking is cancelled less than 30 days prior to departure
No show/ En route termination of tour/amendment:
o No Show -
o In case of No Show / Non-arrival of the guest, no refund or adjustment in future travel will be possible. The whole amount shall be treated as forfeited.
o En route termination of tour -
o In case of termination of tour by the guest, for any reasons, no refund or adjustment for future travel will be possible. The amount for unused portion of the tour shall be treated as forfeited.
o Amendment -
o Is only possible under the circumstances like Natural Disaster / Natural Calamity or Serious Health Problem's (this needs to be supported by doctor's certificate) and is subject to availability. No refunds are possible and every case be decided on merits on a case to case basis.

Departure Dates

Schedule of Splendor of the South for Season 2015 - 16 is as follows:

Month Departure Dates
October, 2015 26
November, 2015 16
December, 2015 7,21
January, 2016 21
Fabruary, 2016 4,25
March, 2016 8,22



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